“I see a red door and I want it painted black/No colors anymore; I want them to turn black.” -Rolling Stones, Paint it Black
Today’s Prompt: Black
Black is the darkest colour. But is black really a colour?
Well, that depends on who you ask. In light, black is the absence of colour, but in pigments, black is a colour that absorbs all or most light.
Unfortunately, this is a colour that has some negative connotations and symbolism connected to it. Things like grief, black magic, and evil are often ascribed to the colour black. But black is also seen as the colour of intelligence and elegance. “Black tie” anyone?
Have you ever gone outside out in the country and looked up at the night sky? There are so many stars and the vast emptiness of space is overwhelming and humbling.
Remember you can't have a shadow without light to cast it.
Word Prompts: Shadow Darkness Night Elegant
Suggested Poetry Type: Shadow Sonnet
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Esther Spurrill Jones has been writing since she was very young. She has written in many genres, but poetry is her first love. She has a few collections of poetry available on Kindle. Esther enjoys introducing people who have little or no experience to the joy of poetry. To this end, she has written several articles on Medium on how to write and enjoy poetry. Esther lives in the Frozen North (Saskatchewan, Canada) with the love of her life and three awesome terrible cats.