Opposites

Light Green Dark Green

Sorrow from the clearing goes.
Joy there lost today.
Rejection grips as sadness grows.
The woods of darkness stay.

I’ll follow sorrow, if I may.
It wanders mindfully.
“Don’t waste your time,” the wise may say,
“Those woods are dark. You’ll lose your way.”
Forgiveness strengthens me.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Lillian is hosting with the theme of opposites. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Light Green Dark Green”, above, and “Upside Down Reflection of Right Side Up”, below.

Upside Down Reflection of Right Side Up Reality

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

50 thoughts on “Opposites”

  1. Have always loved “reflection” photos….where the tree or mountain is seen in the water. Juxtapositioning of joy and sorrow work very well here, Frank. And as always, I always enjoy your use of rhyme. You do it so effortlessly. 🙂

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  2. Love the contrast of emotions of joy and sorrow ~ And the ending line nicely wraps it with:

    Forgiveness strengthens me.

    That tree photo with shades of green is just cool and stunning !

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  3. Like Frank T. says, the joy and sorrow are juxtaposed, but they are also strangely intertwined, unified through the grace that comes from being able to both offer and accept forgiveness brings. I especially like how sorrow “wanders mindfully” – rendering another hidden recursive antithesis within itself. So lovely.

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  4. kaykuala

    I’ll follow sorrow, if I may.
    Forgiveness strengthens me.

    One may be sad but at least there is compassion to prop things up. A bad situation has no where to go but up!

    Hank

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  5. Frank, this is beautiful. Thank you for your contribution to #ForgivingFridays! Forgiveness is a bridge of grace between two seemingly opposite experiences, in my experience. I love how you put it “forgiveness strengthens me”, perhaps helping not to lose sight of the loving.

    You are a wonderful writer, Frank, and the photos are exquisite. I’ll share this in tomorrow’s post.
    Blessings!! Debbie

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