I was touring the new Facebook profile page and and found myself checking old notes I posted two years ago. Some of them contained short poems I wrote and have the guts to share. There’s one poem I posted on April 28, 2010 under the pseudonym Dan Greene.
Ode To Darkness
The sun rises and sets without saying goodbye
Only leaves spectacular rays before it sleeps right before our eyes.
Silently being covered by night’s naked blanket of mystery
For sometimes only in darkness can we realize depth and significance
And of infinity.
As we gaze at the vast space above us
Beyond the clouds; fabled stars will appear
Do you count?
Or look intently for a brief moment in wonder?
Alas, there is beauty in darkness.
For during times my life is covered with shadows
My road hardly visible with devious fog
And storms chasing my strength and bleeding me dry
I close my eyes and think of you – my solitary North Star.
This was written while I was busy setting up my record label and recording the debut album of The Camerawalls. I found it so compelling to include in “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld” that I added lyrics and turned it into a proper song under the new title “Solitary North Star“. The only acoustic song in the album released in July, 2008.
Solitary North Star – The Camerawalls
As we ease the vast space between us
Beneath our eyes, twinkle of tears will appear
Do we kiss?
Or look intently for endless moments in wonder?
THERE IS BEAUTY IN ABSENCE.