Darkness visible

A quadrille for Monday’s dverse prompt, with a nod and thanks to Milton.


Would we know peace

in river flowing unencumbered to the sea

amid lazy sand banks golden in the sun

and willows bending over trout-cool shade,

without the moving shadow,

the half-seen fear that flickers in the tail of the eye,

darkness visible?


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Darkness visible”

    1. Thank you 🙂 I suspect we would be like those Victorian heroines with enough wealth to be comfortable, but without the right to do anything with their lives except watch if flow away. I like this painting too, a mixture of light and shadow. Can’t remember who painted it though.

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