We Are All Most Beautiful In Shadow

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He crouches hiding from the sun with a salad of clover and grass
Unaware of his beauty in someone else’s reflection

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  Attention is no more than light stopping by as it passes
A splendid display caught in one’s reflection

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Without contrast, I meld with the masses
Losing sight of my own reflection

Synthetic light slowly deceives till it crashes
All mirrors where I sought for my reflection

Perhaps in shadow, I find true rest
Valid light will seek out its own reflection

When the light finds me I will no longer strive
To conform to another’s reflection

Today at dversepoetspub.com we are still exploring the Ghazal. Not yet perfect and not the easiest form for me.

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About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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4 Responses to We Are All Most Beautiful In Shadow

  1. lynn__ says:

    I love your title and the final couplet…I think this theme/ghazal is worth re-working a bit 🙂

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  2. I think it’s a splendid attempt.

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  3. Your work with the form improves with each write. Seeing things through different prisms, in sunshine and in shadows gives the poem a nuanced meaning. The poem becomes imagistic and changes with each stanza. Good job!

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  4. It’s certainly a very reflective poem and I think you have tried to work this reflection into the form with an elegant flow.

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