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.

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 🙂


  2. I think it’s a splendid attempt.


  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!


  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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