Remembering . . .

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”

I wander through the corridors of me
in search of that tiny room
that contains
all I have forgotton

The dark holds such memories
it is taut with unspoken things

Things that lay just below the surface
unseen, but dangerous, even to the sure footed

Those small wrinkles in our bedrock become molehills
that can be magnified into mountains
in those inner cinemas
of the unconscious

I need to find the very darkest corner of me

and there, behind the fears
and the debris

of a life

half lived

I know I will find the spark

That pinprick of startling light. . .
just awaiting the breath of my awareness
to fan it into a fire, that will flood the shadows
illuminating those inner rooms with the brightest light

I reach out with eager hands and pick up that burning torch
I hold it aloft, until all the dark internal places
have seen the light that I carry

Lit up from within

I remember



"Do not fight the darkness,
let the light in and the darkness will disappear."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

As you can see I have given the place a bit of a makeover! I hope you like the new look. :-)

Image and Words - Susannah Bec
Picture taken in my garden a couple of days ago
Poem In Search of a Spark taken from my poetry blog Out of My Ocean


Suz said...

ya're making me cry
...with joy for you
And whose quote is that at the beginning about the right direction..fabulous and true
I feel a kinship with you
it is almost magical
Did I tell you I was renamed by my artist friends...5 years ago-
..Susanna...said in the Spainish way..... That's who they saw
shivers huh?
And your poem is so brilliant
yes...shine the light in every dark corner
hugs to you today my dearest friend

Ann said...

Beautiful Susannah, just beautiful. Touched my soul.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely fabulous. A rich meaty poem with a seer's wisdom, looking into the darkness to replace it with light. Wow. What a way to start my day! "those inner cinemas of the unconscious" - how did you THINK of that, it is brilliant!!!! and "that pinprick of startling light"...........whoa! you make me want to write better poems! AND the site looks fab, by the way. I envy you the wide column, mine is too narrow, how will I ever do a shaped poem? But I am scared to alter the template in case I have to re-space my entire blog, which might take the rest of my life:)

GREAT poem, Susannah. Whew!

Colleen Loehr said...

Hi Susannah,
This poem speaks to me...going into the darkness rather than fleeing it or looking away. The torch is the awareness that shines...
Thank you, and I love the new look on your blog. Reading your words always opens something within me. Thank you for your depth and sincerity.

Wall Flower Studio said...

Brilliant and beautiful, Susannah. I really feel your words.
The photo is lovely, too.

Susannah said...

Hi Suz

...or should I call you Susanna (said in the spanish way) - I like that! ;-)

The quote is a Buddhist proverb, I think? Wonderful and so true.

Kinship, yes I feel it too. :-)

Thanks very much for your words and a hug to you too.

It is always good to see you. x

Susannah said...


Thank you so much, I am glad it touched you...

Good to see you. :-)

Susannah said...

Sherry Blue Sky,

Thanks very much for your wonderful comment. :-) Your feedback makes me want to write more poems! lol Thank you for reading and 'getting it'.

I know what you mean about messing with your blog! but there is an option to view it to check it hasn't messed up before saving...though I must admit I didn't find it that easy to use!

Good to see you, and I love reading your posts. :-)

Susannah said...

Hi Colleen,

thank you very much for your comment, I always value your words.

I am glad you like the new look for the blog.

Good to see you. x

Susannah said...

Wallflower Studios,

Good to see you here!

Thanks very much for visiting and your kind words. :-)

Jinksy said...

ESP again?
I'd love you to read if you have a moment. I love your poem...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Shine on sis.

Susannah said...

jinksy, thanks very much for visiting. Good to see you. :-)

Nick Smith said...

"Do not fight the darkness,
let the light in and the darkness will disappear."

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Oh Susannah, I just love this quote. There's a whole lifetime's wisdom in that one sentence.

Thank you :)

Susannah said...

Hello Nick, yes isn't it a wonderful quote! I know just what you mean.

Thanks for visiting, it is really nice to see you here.

I hope all is well with you.:-)


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