Black

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by hippyman, May 3, 2010.

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  1. hippyman

    hippyman Member

    The night sky shimmers down on a winter's eve
    It is death
    The end of all things
    The endless space from which all things are isolated.
    Whose darkness is broken only by the stars.
    It is frostbite from the snowy north's limitless power.
    It is brimstone, the devil's only friend.
    It casts no shadows!
    It gives no life!
    Its death comes quickly with the coming of the sun.
     
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    I like the metaphor of black being "frostbite." Also, the references to hell and the devil add to the poem dark tone. Somehow, the darkest part for me was reading that it casts no shadows. Very eerie!
     
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