in the dark he is whispering my story

he is teaching me to see in the shadows

to feel in the dimness

to find my way in the murky blackness

i am secreted away in the shades of gray


can it be that light is formed within dark?

that they are together and called good?

that light will come forth from the veils of obscurity?


light and dark intermingle

dancing together in a jaunt of eternities

darkness is life-begetting

light is a daughter of the dark

birthed from the dusk, gloom, and twilight


i shall not hate the dark anymore

it has become a womb for me

i am being forged

constructed in the hidden places

fashioned in the invisible


i will learn to embrace the dark beauty

for in the black there are all colors combined

my vision must make an about-face

discerning the landscape as my eyes adjust

the allure of the unlighted spaces

the capacity for growth spectacular


what was once an enemy will become a friend

life turned upside down

faith turned inside out

religion smashed against the rocks

platitudes dying fast and hard

love blooming in the tenebrious expanses

he is here in the darkness with me


{Hope Wood © 2014}


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
(Genesis 1:1-4, NKJV)

I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.
(Isaiah 45:3, NKJV)