Treasure Island

Vinod Sharma


Love, Light, Fright


No one else before,
She sighs,
Has taken her
Where he has or nigh.

Shining through bright
Her dark unhappy night,
A known unseen light:
A visible unknown fright.

The bat has grown eyes,
Where it once had wings;
At last hers the sky,
To the cave she clings.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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  • Vinod Sharma (9/12/2012 10:39:00 AM)

    Dear Thomas, thanks for the comment!

    The 'sigh' in the first stanza, despite her having travelled, in love, to where she has never, tells us there's a problem. In her darkness, he shows the light she has never seen but has always 'known'; that flash, paradoxically, evokes a fright she had never seen, having never experience what she has. The fright could be due to many reasons, best left unsaid.

    Lastly, she was like a 'blind. bat earlier, flying around, seeking something she had never seen. And when she does see it - gets 'eyes' -, she metaphorically loses her 'wings' and instead of flying to it, frightened, she clings to the dark cave she has always been in. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/12/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    Odd little poem on love, then light as unseen and unknown fright, for someone
    who was blind (bat) and clings in darkness with sight (Report) Reply

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