I had – outwalked, the amiable light –
and arrived at that moody phantasmal place
between dusk and dark
when the canyon walls of the city
morph – at the coming, of the night –
to black, cold onyx mirrored reflections
and it came to me: I had wandered
into a thousand déjà vus, as my footsteps fell
in haunting echoes – and white . . . ghostly shivers.
note: Black onyx is believed to release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief and sharpen your senses. Black stones have protective energies in that: black is the absence of light and can be used to create invisibility.
photo: The Vancouver Art Gallery on Hornby St. This elegant neoclassical building, has been used in more than 100 TV and movie productions, including Night at the Museum. With its columns, central dome, formal porticos, and ornate stonework it is a hub of creativity and activism in the City.
© 2014 Wendy Bourke