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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DUSK


DUSK


Photo: Google Images


The dusk awaits patiently,
Neither here nor there…
For the comforting night,
Not far behind…
Like me…
I am dusky like the
Bewildered dusk
I wait for the
Enveloping darkness,
Tired of the ambiguities
Of my life…
Fair?
Dark?
Always somewhere between
Neither here nor there
In a limbo with you…
You say you love me
I am the dusk…
Do you see the darkness?
That lurks…
Stealthily waiting…
To plunge me into
A bottomless pit?
Or do you see the light?
I show to you and the world
Hiding my woes and lost dreams?
A façade nearly perfected.
I am dusky…
Suspended in between
Wanting to surrender to you…
Yet restraining the reins
Of my passion…
Do you know me?
This shadowy self…
I wait to be on the other shore
Fair or dark perhaps…
What would you choose?
If only partially…
For giving yourself
Was never your intention…
I am the dusk…
A duality…
Know me
I am to you what I portray…
Never the whole
Part light
Part dark
Always unfathomable,
Seductive…

70 comments:

  1. Rimly well i return to one of my most missed pastimes, reading blog posts, on one of my favourite, much missed blogging friends site, to find not only as always was before words that make my visual mind explode, but these specific words 'Yet restraining the reins Of my passion' ... if thats not someone giving me a message, then my names not Larry!

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    1. Larry great to have you back. Just hopped across to your blog. I was taken aback reading all about passion in everyday life. Was that a coincidence? A pointer like you said?

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  2. Loved the post. Great writing :) The picture goes well too :)

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  3. The dusk is a fantastic metaphor for the uncertain direction passion will take. Just loved this!
    Blessings, Rimly!

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    1. Thank you so much Martha. Blessings to you too

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  4. Beautiful, Rimly. Nothing is ever one thing only.

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    1. Thank you Adrienne. Nothing is the way it seems, there are so many grays in between

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  5. There's always a sense of mystery in the poems that you write...dark and dusk may be evident but you never fail to show the other side of this~ light...

    Bellissima soul sis :*

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    1. Thank you soul sis. There has to be light, without it there is no dark. We all have it in us, the light and the dark.

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  6. dusk or the unknown... inviting yet mysterious... poetic indeed.

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  7. Simply awesome...the comparison is too good.

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  8. You always amaze me with your deep thinking which are well portrayed in these verses.

    What an image you have created using this word 'dusk'. All that I have read up until now is 'dawn to dusk' and vice versa. But this kind of stand point is the first I have seen.

    Absolutely remarkable! Your writing style is intriguing, passionate and full of emotions, as if I can picture you in the roles you have presented.

    Well done 'Poetess Rimly'!

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    1. Sui, wow! That was some comment. Thank you my friend for all the wonderful things you have said about this poem

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  9. Dear Rimly,
    The beauty of dusk is really everywhere. Your expression of such mystery and beauty is remarkable. Did I ever tell you that you are talented?

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    1. No you didnt Andy but thank you for saying it today. :))

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  10. This is so beautiful, a deep description of your complexity. And what you say is probably true for all of us, in darkness we hide much of our truth.

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    1. Thank you Myrna. I suppose all of us can relate to the ambiguities in our lives. Thank you so much

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  11. Mysterious and full of fathomless love,a soulful poem from an amazing poetess. Moving and gripping with its intensity. Great work, dear Outlier <3

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    1. Thank you sweetie. Glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing always. xoxo

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  12. Rimly you could be neither here nor there like the dusk but this post really should be everywhere. A work of beauty this!

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    1. Kriti thank you my friend for all the great things you say about my poems.

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  13. Love and passion are often like dusk...unclear and many things to different folks. You certainly describe emotions we all feel when in the heat of passion. Glad to have you back. Great post!!

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    1. Great to see you here again David. Missed your comments. Thank you

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  14. beautifully written, amazing i love your writings..

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    1. Thank you Raganath for visiting, reading and commenting

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  15. I am the dusk.. the black hole awaiting my soul..will I jump in ..or head for the light..... amazing Rimly...have missed you...As always...XOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you so much Bongo fr your comment. xoxo

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  16. They might have missed the light shining or misinterpret the passion as darkness...ignorance or taken for granted?
    Perhaps that she will remain, always unfathomable.

    Fher

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    1. Fher I guess we all are unfathomable to some extent. Thank you for visiting and commenting

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  17. Words are so fascinating. I used them, well, like a lawyer, which is what I am by profession. I might write about joy or spiritual matters, but I still write in that sort of direct way. Poetry is the opposite end of the spectrum, so I find that I'm so fascinated by the images and feelings that poetry evokes. You have a real gift and I look forward to reading more. Now following.

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    1. Thank you Galen. It is a pleasure to have you here and comment

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  18. It's everyone's wish to be loved wholly and not just in parts. I loved this piece for exploring this notion. I miss you Rimly! I will visit more often. :-)

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    1. Miss you too Tameka. I have been trying to catch up on your wonderful poems all these days.

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  19. Thus, the dichotomy of a woman..

    A duality…
    Know me
    I am to you what I portray…
    Never the whole
    Part light
    Part dark
    Always unfathomable,
    Seductive…

    so in line with my last two posts. I think these last lines captured that place between our light and dark well. We are this or can be. I often write from this in-between place. It's home to to much of my poetry. My fiction self lives on the other side of the block and only stops by for the random cup of emotion for her story stirring. As ever, I am pulled in with your prose.

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    1. Thank you Brenda. We are truly this or can be.

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  20. Know me, I am to you what I portray, Never the whole, Part light, Part dark
    It is beautiful... Couldn't stop myself from reading it twice... cheers!

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    1. Hey that is a compliment! Thank you Vijay for reading this and commenting so beautifully!

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  21. Strong words, Rimly. Your poem describes a dark part of life so well. Excellent poem, as always! <3 :-)

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    1. Hi Irene great to see you here. Thank you so much for reading and commenting

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  22. Wow, the story of my love life. Dusk. How did you know? ;)

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    1. The story of most of our lives Erin. :((( Thanks for dropping by to read and comment

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  23. More often than naught we find ourselves living a dual existence...dodging and weaving through life's illusions.

    Beautiful poem.

    Here's mine: http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2012/04/om-final-poem-for-napowrimo.html

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    1. I know Jessica. We are all playing roles. So you too have joined this competition? I must check it out. Thank you for commenting

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  24. I felt this poem almost spiritual, like an evening prayer by a soul intrigued by life. The twilight always brings such thoughts in my mind when I look out of the window at the darkening sky. Yopu are too good, dear Rimly!
    -Portia

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    1. Thank you sweet Portia for transforming my poem to a prayer. The twilight is a time of day I am not very comfortable with, hence this poem.

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  25. Great post rim...wonderful!

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  26. Simply amazing imagery. Dusk is neither here nor there... it awaits the enveloping darkness...

    Powerful words. xoxo

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  27. nice...you manage to capture that tension beautifully..think we have both of it in us and depends on lots of things what finally comes to the surface..but in the end...it's what we are and how we are...what we allow to be seen..and then the question..do you know me..? nicely penned

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  28. oh this is really good...dusk is such a magical time anyways...i love positioning of 'in between' as that sets the vampire perfectly and you de set some tension well in this too...do you really know me...and what i will do...a bit of a conscience...

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    1. I loved your post. Yes it does set the tone for vampires...dusk...the twilight zone. Thank you for visiting and reading, Brian

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  29. I like this. I felt an inkling of sadness, but an acceptance of the darkness within (which we all have) and mostly hide. And who knows us entirely? No one, maybe not even ourselves. I like the imagery with dusk - we are neither light or darkness, we are both.

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    1. Yes, I agree Myrna. Do we really know ourselves, leave alone the people around us. Thank you for your lovely comment

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  30. Love the contrast in this poem between dark and light. Great poem Rimly! Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you Nelieta. Have a great week and weekend as well. xoxo

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  31. Rimly, your image captures one's attention immediately and the poem goes right along with it. You have done a great job with this one! Thanks for sharing ☺

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  32. There are times when I feel like dusk-when I am neither here or there. Stopping by after a long time sista-hope all is well. As for your poems-they are just getting better and better.
    Rimjhim
    www.sukanyabora.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you my dear sis. Havent seen you in a long time. I am good. You? What plans of coming this side of the world?

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  33. Intriguing. I Love the feel you create to your poetry

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  34. This is so mysterious and intriguing! I think we are all half light and half dark, half hope and half despair. "Hope deferred makes a heart sick." What we focus on or feed will grow and what we don't focus on or starve, will fade or die...so to say?! This is a great reminder to me, to pay attention to what is consuming my thoughts and what I see! Without vision we perish! We need to hold onto HOPE in order to bring ourselves out of the pit of despair. Beautiful poem and very thought provoking! I love it!!!

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    1. So true Lisa. I love what you said that what we focus on or fee will grow ans what we dont focus on or starve will fade or die. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment

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