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The Duality Inside

A Villanelle

By Lindsay SfaraPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024
The Duality Inside
Photo by Ahtziri Lagarde on Unsplash

Within lies shadow.

Souls have both darkness

and a light aglow.


Drawn from years ago

that failed to repress;

within lies shadow.


So too the days flow,

with hope for progress

and a light aglow.


Fear not the below

that calls to depress.

Within lies shadow.


With both shall one grow;

a force to harness,

and a light aglow.


A choice they bestow,

balance to caress.

Within lies shadow

and a light aglow

surreal poetryVillanelleMental Health

About the Creator

Lindsay Sfara

I'm just a daydreaming nerd writing poetry and fiction about mental health.

Follow my novel journey and more: linktr.ee/lindsaysfara

"Not all those who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • L.C. Schäfer23 days ago

    We need both 😁 Well done on t.s. 😁

  • Trishawn Blakeabout a month ago

    Beautiful poem Lindsay. ❤️ Keep up the great work girl!

  • ROCK 2 months ago

    Within. Lies our truths; you make the villanelle seem effortless- I am a new subscriber and have not attempted a villanelle. You have inspired me to try. Congratulations for your well earned Top Story!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Amazing poem!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • LASZLO SLEZAK2 months ago

    Excellent work.

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    Fantastical work!

  • Cyrus2 months ago

    Great motif of light and darkness, congrats!

  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    Yay! They gave you Top Story for this one.

  • Matthew Fromm2 months ago

    beautifully written, well deserved top story

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Beautiful villanelle. Congrats on the TS.

  • ema2 months ago

    I love it, congratulations for you great work!

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Great villanelle! The concept of duality with the light and dark imagery was a great concept and executed so well

  • It's always important to maintain a balance. Loved your Villanelle!

  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    I'm a sucker for a villanelle. Good job on this one!

  • Excellent work, something, according to Vocal, I can't do LOL

  • John Cox2 months ago

    Finding light in the dark night of the soul. A rhythmic soul searching poem, reminiscent of the Jungian Shadow. Great work!

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