Quotable Poe Week One-Bob Wertzler

My contribution to Week One of Quotable Poe

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

PEERING INTO THAT DARKNESS

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;”

– The Raven

There is a place in the human mind

A dark place

A secret place

A guarded place

One that walls itself

Inaccessible to the conscious self

It is yet deeper than

The levels of forbidden desires

And nightmares of fears whose

Names must not be spoken

These must be traversed

Just to reach it’s walls

One brave or foolish or mad

Enough to make that journey

Might find a door, a window

Or a crack by which to peer

Into that place, to peer deep

Into that darkness

He or she might even return

With an intact soul, or

Hopelessly shattered


© 2019 Bob Wertzler

Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona…

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