|Sybille Sterk 1485 posts||
Looking through the art and writing that has come in recently I wondered about all the darkness and the willingness we show to explore it. There are so many shades of (dark) grey that affect us and it’s interesting how differently we deal with those negative emotions that keep us down and low. It seems to me the way we embrace them is something positive in itself, there’s bravery and courage to accept what is, to look the dragon in the eye and dare it to swallow us. I thought this daring attitude is deserving of a little exploration. :-)
Haven’t we all felt like this now and again – awash with the rain, inside and out.
When we were young and didn’t know any better (if we were lucky), the skies were always blue and full of music.
Sometimes I just rise up
And sometimes we’re blue and no one sees and the next the day we’re the colours of the rainbow, maybe.
A good night’s rest sometimes is hard to come by and all that’s needed is to keep the monsters at bay.
Though I drink my tonic
I yearn for a good
There is nothing
Return you devils
And let me slumber
There’s also the monster inside us and sometimes it needs to be let loose.
The things we’d do if we could.
And who wouldn’t want to spin straw into gold?
And the gifts we do without.
Deep down we know this shall pass, too.
Nothing can change what we are inside……….
There’s a smile inside
There’s a smile inside
It is the nature of ‘sun’ to give light
Even if the hurt tears us to shreds.
There’s always a dream to keep us afloat.
And there are other worlds and other dimensions to explore.
One day we’ll look back and realise that we mastered this hurdle and that and we’re much further along and the tools experience has given us will help us further along the way.
I fear I’ll never find my place;
Not even light can make it through,
My heart fears taking what it can get,
Yes, a new day is coming; I am free.
I hope you enjoyed today’s dark journey, although, I hope it was a trip through the dark towards the light. Please don’t forget to congratulate the artists and poets if you enjoyed their work.
|Anna Shaw 7388 posts||
I love these features Sybille – what an excellent expose of negative space. Stunning works.
Congratulations to you all.
|annacuypers 185 posts||
Thank you so much , I feel proud and happy to be featured in this great series of work, gongrats to everyone, love, anna xoxo
|Georgi Ruley: ... 18 posts||
Really proud to be featured in this series!!..Thanks to the hosts and many congrats to the artists…GeorgiGurl a.k.a Agent7
|msdebbie 365 posts||
Thanks Sybille and team Panther! This is such a treat to see one of my own poems included. Congrats everyone; negative space/matter/energy is a really interesting topic to tackle from a feminist viewpoint. And moving from darkness to light is something we all can benefit from imho!
|Jenifer DeBellis 1300 posts||
What an interesting and thought-provoking journey through the dark realms of the unknown and often unseen. Great interlocking of dimensions, Sybille. Congratulations to all the featured artists and poets. :))) xox