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The Dominion of Light

April 7, 2010
By misgivingsandmisdeeds GOLD, Westfield, Massachusetts
misgivingsandmisdeeds GOLD, Westfield, Massachusetts
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When the light is brightest and the days
Are absorbed in cotton candy clouds
And worriless pale skies
The light does not reach here.
When the noon is at its hottest and
The songs of summer sing
No brightness shines here.
When all the world is congealed
In stupors of laughter-wrought pains
The sounds, the sights, that beautiful light
Cannot touch this place.
Light’s dominion does not reach
This far.

The author's comments:
This piece is an ekphrastic poem inpsired by the painting The Dominion of Light by Rene Magritte (

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