WHERE THE LIGHT CAME IN

I was despondent in the house,

In the house where the light was dim.

Phantoms crept within the house,

Where sunlight had not been.

 

Woeful tunes played in the house,

In the house where the light was dim.

Shadows loomed and time was lost,

Where sunlight had not been.

 

Window shutters bolted firm,

In the house where the light was dim.

Oft times I felt no hope at all,

Where sunlight had not been.

 

Now I’m exultant in the house,

In the house where the light came in.

Spectres crept out stealthily,

Where sunlight ventured in.

 

Unbolted shutters opened wide

And golden sun flowed in.

Jubilant laughter banished tears,

In the house where the light came in.

 

 

 

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Ursula O'Reilly

Sun 30th Jan 2022 04:52

Thanks very much for the comment, John.

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John Marks

Sun 30th Jan 2022 00:01

Well put together, Ursula. Poetry is always a fickle balance between the arrangment of signs/words and what is signified, the meaning/ content of the poem. “Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.” — Sylvia Plath

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Ursula O'Reilly

Fri 21st Jan 2022 23:19

Thank you, John😊

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John Botterill

Fri 21st Jan 2022 23:17

Gorgeous poem, Ursula. Loved the rhythms. 😊

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Ursula O'Reilly

Fri 21st Jan 2022 17:55

Thanks so much for your comments, Leon, MC, and Stephen G.
I appreciate them. I love the poem, 'The Listeners'. Praise indeed, MC. Great comments. 😊👍

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 21st Jan 2022 17:38

'Exultant' is the word, Ursula. This is a poem of exultation, of a new beginning. Very enjoyable.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 21st Jan 2022 17:14

I really enjoyed this -a reminder in a sense of the famous poem
"The Listeners" by W. de la Mare.

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 21st Jan 2022 15:06

The repetitious lines make this into a really good read Ursula.

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Ursula O'Reilly

Thu 20th Jan 2022 22:07

Thank you so much, Stephen.

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 20th Jan 2022 22:06

A wonderfully orchestrated piece, Ursula

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