“No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there 
I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.” ― Carole Borges

In the midnight cavern

where voices smother stars

she is the lantern muse of poets

who hunger to write a path to open sky. 

©Susie Clevenger 2020

The Sunday Muse #129

Theia ~ Greek Goddess of Sight and Heavenly Light


  1. "who hunger to write a path to open sky." -- Oooh! Oooh!

  2. We all look for the "paper lanterns" ... they encourage our hunger to write paths to open sky. Beautiful write.

  3. Oh this is GORGEOUS, so wonderful to think of our poems writing a path to open sky. Yay!

  4. And that is what we do, isn't it? As many times as it takes. Beautiful writing, Susie.

  5. I love everything about this poem Susie! Totally insipring and true to a poets heart, and that quote matches it perfectly! I love the idea of voiced smothering stars! Stunning and lovely poetry my friend!!

  6. Beautiful! I don't know what else to say.

  7. Love this Susie! May that path open for this world.

  8. Do you think we write better in the midnight space which I think starts just after the 10:00 news.
    I like your Carole Borges writing find, it fits her well.

  9. I read this three times just to feel it's magic. You've packed so many images into this small space, and each one chained hand to hand leads us to that path we need so badly to follow. Just lovely work, Susie.

  10. Like you were whispering this into my ear .....

  11. Love the almost-overwhelming dark and the path back to's good to have even an obscure path.


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