We grow accustomed to the dark

Groping out into the "Dark" is always frightening, but as this poem shows us, we can adapt to any situation, and even if there are mis-steps, moving forward with bravery is noble and right. Light is not some state of goodness and purity, Dark is not mired in immorality and Sin.

We grow accustomed to the dark

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Having just been at a major crossroads, this poem seems to address the issues of uncertainty I've been dealing with myself in trying to make a decision.

Groping out into the "Dark" is always frightening, but as this poem shows us, we can adapt to any situation, and even if there are mis-steps, moving forward with bravery is noble and right. Light is not some state of goodness and purity, Dark is not mired in immorality and Sin.

Rather, they are much closer to their literal counterparts, light and its absence. Here, Dark is more the unknown, whereas Light is what is known and familiar. Venturing into the unfamiliar is brave, here represented by the idea of "The Bravest" who wander out into the Dark.

We grow accustomed to the dark

We can make order out of the unknown by venturing boldly into it, just as our eyes adjust to a dark room. The idea that we "fit our Vision to the Dark" is compelling, because besides mirroring real experience who hasn't felt their eyes adjust to dim light?

Rather than fearing it, and seeking to stay in the realm of the known, we should do our best to adjust to it, and meet it head on, "erect. It's something to be explored. This poem came to me at a good time, as I was dealing with a lot of uncertainty over what to do in the coming year.

I was presented with the option to renew my contract and keep teaching in South Korea for another year, or to return to the US and seek work and move on with my life.

Both choices were equally attractive and either decision would have been equally bittersweet, and this poem, along with the idea of bravely pressing into the future, helped me to know that regardless of the choice I make, what matters most is how I act going forward.

I hope it helps you out, reader, if you've been struggling with any "Dark" of your own.Within the world of poetry, the contrast of light and dark can be seen in hundreds of poems, including "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson and "Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost where the darkness symbolizes something much deeper than just fear.5/5(1).

In Emily Dickinson’s “We grow accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s Acquainted with the Night, darkness is the key factor.

But in that sole similarity lays their differences. We grow accustomed to the Dark— When light is put away— As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye— A Moment—We uncertain step.

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We grow accustomed to the Dark— We grow accustomed to the dark. It is not easy. We will bump into things. We will grope, trying to find our way.

A Poem a Day: [We grow accustomed to the Dark-] - Emily Dickinson

But eventually, life steps almost straight. The perfect word in that line is “almost.” We are never quite the same after such a loss. In the words of Albus Dumbledore, “To have been loved.

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