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Offline Starlee

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What is madness
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:57:50 PM »
A friend inspired this offhand flourish with a poem that I thought I would also share. As I still am quite new to this, I really should still be planning stuff out, but this was fun just the same.

In a Dark Time By Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood --
A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.
What's madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day's on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks -- is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have.
A steady storm of correspondences!
A night flowing with birds, a ragged moon,
And in broad day the midnight come again!
A man goes far to find out what he is --
Death of the self in a long, tearless night,
All natural shapes blazing unnatural light.
Dark, dark my light, and darker my desire.
My soul, like some heat-maddened summer fly,
Keeps buzzing at the sill. Which I is I?
A fallen man, I climb out of my fear.
The mind enters itself, and God the mind,
And one is One, free in the tearing wind.
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Re: What is madness
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 12:13:24 AM »
Wow!!
It's Beautiful!
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Re: What is madness
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 01:54:28 AM »
This is magic  :)
Would so love to be able to do this.

Now that Erica's Magazine is published, I am eagerly waiting for her tutorials on Flourishing.  (shameless hinting at Erica  ;D )

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Re: What is madness
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 06:04:27 AM »
Mad cool!
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Re: What is madness
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 06:57:04 AM »
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: What is madness
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 08:49:26 AM »
wow wow wow!!!

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Re: What is madness
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 10:26:44 AM »
Still new to this?!?!?!? WOW, if this is being new, then what's skilled??
Just amazing!
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