If we choose to hide the light,
and bring about a quickened night,
no one else can ease our plight
as darkness limits heart and sight.

Yet take a lesson from the sun
that is not hidden from anyone
for more than a short time before
a crack appears beside her door.

What hides her light moves on and then
light is restored as it has been.
So find that brightness at your core.
Perpetual darkness is a bore.

The prompt today was “Eclipse.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

11 thoughts on “Eclipse

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Well, I felt a bit like that nauseating unnatural brat as I posted this! I’m hurried in my responses as I’m on tour and staying with friends who are anxious to show me all of the glories of Prince Edward Island.. So I am sort of floating on the surface of these prompts lately. oxox

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  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I looked at the prompt this afternoon and it was one of those zero response days, so I didn’t bother. I see it has come back, but it’s too late for me today. To be honest, I had no idea what to say anyway, so I’m not really sorry. Writing just one post for the day was kind of a relief.

    I haven’t seen an eclipse in quite a few years. The last one was a lunar eclipse, but it was summertime and I couldn’t see the moon because of the trees. I don’t know when or if we’ll have another one I can see around here. I’ll have to ponder the larger implications, if there are any.

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