Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.~Mary Oliver
Muttering to myself about how these things always seem to happen to me, I approached the lake with thoughts of jumping. My life had been filled with trials and heartache and I grew weary. It was dawn, and I love the sunrise. It fortifies me but not that day. I barely noticed the pink fiery sky. Pain blinds a person.
I went to my favorite spot, closed my eyes and sighed deeply. The sounds of the birds, the gentle swoosh as the water hit the shore and the slowly appearing sun all worked their magic to give me a glimmer of peace. I would be alright. I was strong and capable and I not only survive, I thrive. The darkness always drives me to the light.
the darkness of night
tadpoles and crickets cry
the sun brings peace
© Carol Campbell
Grace is in charge at the Pub for haibun Monday. She has provided some lovely quotes to inspire as well as definitions of many nuances of Japanese poetry. You’re invited to go check it out as well as read the contributions of the wonderful scribes contributing.
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