Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Light - A New Poem by Stan Brunn

4 May 2015: in commemoration of the United Nations General Assembly declaring 2015 as: The Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

Photo by Bob Brinkmann. Brinkmann's family in
Venezuela lighting a goodbye balloon on the last
night of his last visit.


What do you associate with light?

                  Warmth, sunshine and knowledge?

With delight?

                  Joy, humor and happiness?

With doing right?

                  Sharing, loving and helping?

With love at first sight?

                  Whether daytime or night?

With God?

                  The spirit and being right?

With colors?

                  Yellow, black, white, and red?

With fire, candles, stars and electric lights?

                  Warmth, security and comfort.

With intelligence and creativity?

                  Physics and art, math and drama.

With fear and insecurity?

                  Comfort, sleep and dreaming?

With “normal” work/play regimens?

                  Forgetting those dark-time workers.

With the absence of light?

                  Ignorance, fear, evil and even night.

Have you ever held someone “in the light?”

                  For needs extra loving and caring?

Can someone blind experience light?

                  And “see” something most cannot?

Does life need sunlight?

                   In caves, ocean depths and under the poles?

Has civilization truly advanced with the electric light?

                  So we have more and better insight?

Will we cease to be a light on death?

                  Or perhaps be “experienced” in a different light?

Let’s explore new meanings of light this year

                  About vast unknowns of goodness, knowing and delight.

WORD ASSOCIATIONS WITH LIGHT: therapy, humor, meals, punishment, sermons, music, military, opera, aircraft and rail, lectures, entertainment, colors, housekeeping, hearted, reading, headed, weight and many more.
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