Darkness to Light

At some point of time, dark thoughts engulfed me… almost pushed me to the edge. I felt claustrophobic, dejected, anguished, betrayed, entrapped and lost amidst the cacophony of life. I floated in darkness trying desperately to find the ray of hope.
There are darkness in life and there are light too. In the depths of misery there is still calmness, harmony, light, love and hope.

Acknowledgement :
Niladri Dhara
Niladry Arpita
Mousumi Mondal
Binita Dey

“There was a happy time
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman, 
That’s me.”

Maya Angelou, Phenomenal woman

“This storm is you. Something inside you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“I had a dream, which was not all a dream. 
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars 
Did wander darkling in the eternal space, 
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth 
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air”

Lord Byron, Darkness 

“The caged bird sings 
with a fearful trill 
of things unknown 
but longed for still 
and his tune is heard 
on the distant hill 
for the caged bird 
sings of freedom.”

Maya Angelou, Caged Bird

“I dreamed you were a poem,
I say, a poem I wanted to show someone . . .”

Adrienne Rich, Twenty one Love Poems(Poem II) 

“The spent sun passes out beneath an arch,
and, shroudlike, stretched from the antipodes,
—hear it, O hear, love!—soft night marches in.”

Charles Baudelaire, Meditation

“We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.”

Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask

“BATTER my heart, three-personed God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.”

John Donne, Holy Sonnets 

“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.”

Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

“This is my delight,
Thus to wait and watch at the wayside
Where shadow chases light
And the rain comes in the wake of the summer. “
⦁ Rabindranath Tagore “ Where shadow chases light”

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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