Wednesday, 5 April 2017

a play of light and shadow

“You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.” – Mark Twain------Visit Prompt Nights for 'light is easy to love. Show me your darkness' prompt...

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That first summer when I was all alone at home, I realized that the nights are totally different from the days and it is not because of the presence and absence of light but the difference is all about the presence of shadows. There are shadows in our mind and out there in the darkness. A shadow is creepier in darkness and it can cling to anywhere; it just needs a single sip of light to burgeon and the mind a single bit of doubt to shatter into a thousand pieces of fear. And the bits mirror each other intensifying the pangs of doubt and fear.

I locked my room, switched on the light and chanted the mantras to summon the light of intellect back. When you are tired and had done your duty, you sleep like a baby.

Snow-white lilies
Quart jar, white textured wall
Shadows paint contours


  1. AWESOME!!!! and so true....I always say...there is no need to be afraid of the's what's hiding in it that can hurt you..mwahahahaha.....:D XXX

  2. I was intrigued by this study of light and dark.

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  4. Thank you for offering this light to reflect upon

  5. A shadow is creepier in darkness
    and it can cling to anywhere

    Not so much the darkness but the imaginations playing at the back of the mind.Just a sleeping light will do to put some sanity into it!


  6. I really like the aspect of the shadows being different... and how good that you can shine some light for sleep-

  7. Whistles!!❤️πŸ’ This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Sreeja. There is fire, there is depth and optimism in your words which give us much to breathe in and learn. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️πŸ’

    Lots of love,

  8. The night is not completely dark. Once in a cave the tour guide turned off the lights so we could see complete darkness. It was so dark I doubted I was in a three-dimensional reality.

    1. I like that...I have felt it...thank you..

  9. I can't sleep at night by myself but must have lights somewhere ~ Those shadows are creepier in the darkness but night lights are a relief ~ Love your haiku Sreeja ~

  10. The problem with the night is the secrets that are hiden there filling you with doubt.Beautifully written Sreeja.