The shadows cast in Plato’s cave
suggested there’s a source of light.
The Gnostic orderings of night
all lacked the means by which to save,
but that’s just what we would get right
since time is short before the grave.

Poem previously published at Poet’s Corner.


Author: Frank Hubeny

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

7 thoughts on “Shadows”

  1. In refreshing my memory of the story I found this:

    “Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are actually not the direct source of the images seen. A philosopher aims to understand and perceive the higher levels of reality. However, the other inmates of the cave do not even desire to leave their prison, for they know no better life.”

    Great poem brother. I hope you had a great thanksgiving.

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