Naked Under Layers of Shadow – NaPoWriMo – 16

I am late today with the next poem. It has been a busy day with much of it spent shovelling snow which had accumulated in the back yard. So, without further ado, it’s one with poem number sixteen for the NaPoWriMo challenge.

Naked body, Naked Psyche

What is seen?
What is hidden?
What is not even known
as being there?

Looking in the mirror
who do you see?
Looking in the mirror
what is hidden?
Looking in the mirror
what is missing?

Peel back the shadow
to see the shadow beneath
to see the outline
of darkness in the shadows
and hidden wrapped in shadow
a luminous purity
glistening, pulsing
as if a deity
Peel back the shadow
and see . . .

About A Naturist's Lens

I am a therapist that focuses on the use of active imagination, photograph, dreamwork and Jungian Psychology in order to uncover the whole person hidden beneath layers of personae, complexes and clothing.

Posted on April 16, 2013, in Jungian Psychology, Naturism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on home clothes free and commented:
    This is one of my favorites of the current group of poems

    • I am grateful that the poem resonates and finds some value. I wrote the poem late yesterday evening just as I emerged from a few days of depression. My skin is very thin and my moods shift without much provocation. It is the trust in the centre that makes the journey worthwhile. Thank you.

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