The absence of goodness is like absence of rainfall; we are left with the dryness and oppressive heat of evil, its mark on each of us, tattooed on heart and soul. But deep within our bones a feathered angel lingers, soothing tormented groans, a dulcet beneficent singer of songs in soothing tones, the long-awaited rain-bringer.
Kim M. Russell, 27th September 2022
It’s Tuesday, and Punam is hosting Poetics at the dVerse Poets Pub – with the good and the evil. I like the quotation from Julius Caesar, which helped inspire my poem this evening. I enjoyed reading about the festivals, from Navratri/Durga puja to Diwali, which is also celebrated in many schools across the UK.
From wider reading, I agree that the victory of good over evil is central to most religions – and literature. Punam has given us excellent examples to inspire our own poems about good and evil, not good vs evil or black vs white, but mere mortals, the good in the evil or the evil in the good. The form, the meter, the rhyme scheme and the length is up to us.