Let Go

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“I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.”  – Barbara Brown Taylor

When the lights went out, she welcomed the dark

warm on her skin like an old friend

as nourishment for her sadness

leaves rustled a serenade to slow her pulse

the refrigerator hummed along

a reminder of the ordinary evenings

breath slowed, the world kept turning and she let go.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2020

dVerse – Perfect Seven Lines

 

 

36 thoughts on “Let Go

  1. Beautiful quote and beautiful poem, Ali! I hope you are doing well, all things considered. Our lockdown has been extended for another three weeks , so we are looking for more creative ways to fill our days. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Easter weekend 😀 Aiva

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    1. I hear you. Our quarantine has been extended and schools have closed for the rest of this school year. Luckily the sun is shining today and I am going out to prep my garden bed. I have heard that there has been a rise in home gardens.
      What inspired you to start blogging? That would be an interesting thing to write about if you haven’t yet.
      Thanks for reading. Take good care.
      Ali

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    1. Colleen, I appreciate your reflection. It makes me happy to hear I created a moment of peace for letting go for you.
      I’m glad I could give this to you in return for all the wonderful drawings and writings you have given me.

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  2. “the dark
    warm on her skin like an old friend
    as nourishment for her sadness”… That kind of darkness is healing and necessary. I remember it. This poem has a sense of healing in it.

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    1. Louise,
      Thank you my friend. Now that we have written together I can hear your voice reflecting back to me. It makes me smile.
      Let me know how it going and keep shining your light. Love to you.

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    1. I am so glad to hear it spoke to you. Everyone I talk to is experiencing so many emotions rolling through their days.
      I would love to write with you. I am hosting some online writing circles for women. Since it is a small group they have been very nourishing for us all. Let me know if you want to join me. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-over-panic-writing-circle-for-positive-self-reflection-tickets-102433350910
      Keep on breathing, keep on writing and walk in the sun. Love to you.

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