Dawn & Dusk

Yin & Yang 

 

T B  A    A  Tide to eternity of light and dark.            Of 

H Y        S   Concepts of dark and light       I             The

E       B                                                 W    N           Beaty 

     F  A  T   Rhythmic in nature      D  O                    Of 

W O  L   I   Push and pull         W  R   N   S             Dawn

O  R  A  M  Stand and fall        H   E   D   E              And 

R  C  N  E   Ebbing          S      I    A   E    A              Dusk 

L  E   C       Flowing         E     L   M  R    R

D S    E                             E     E   E    I    C

                    Life               K          R   N   H

I   U  A        Death             I      L   S   G   

S  N  S        Memory         N    O               The birth of  

    S             Knowledge.   G     S              Life, the cycle 

B E O                                        T,                 Of time 

O E L         Perhaps, we are

U N D 

N

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Tristan Barnard

BSc Wood & Wood Product Science,
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

This poem was inspired by the duality of balance seen in dawn and dusk while representing the chaos within by first flowing down then across, down and lastly across. This conceptualises being lost while seeking, dreaming while awake, seeking a dawn, a dream. In addition, what a privilege it may seem to see the world at dawn, the birth of a new day with all it’s potential and the last light sending it off on the rhythmic cycle of time. 

“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

Illustration done by Neil Mellet

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