Friday, December 10, 2010

This Week's Prompt: Dark

The Dark.
Pitch dark.
Dark chocolate with dark beer.
Dark matter.
Donnie Darko.
Dark field.
Dark eyes.

Make the absence of light your field of exploration this week, or find light within the dark. 

     You could even write your poem by candlelight or flashlight if you wish.

     Keywords this week: "poem, dark"                                                                                    


  1. Brilliant. I found out recently that in China, aconite is a medicine so yang (which technically means sunlight) that they only grow and harvest it during the yang time of year, which is Winter Solstice to Summer Solstice (the time of increasing light). It seems, however, culturally, like both Solstices have been co-opted by the sky-God/praise the sun bent of culture. I like praising the dark! Near the Solstice as it is, and to compensate for the hypersolarity of culture, I intend to praise darkness at both Solstices. Perfect prompt!

  2. This image seems appropriate to share in the context of Darkness:
    Check out this image

    From Image of the Day: Ethereal Beauty of the "Ghost Stream"

    The ethereal tidal streams of stars that surround galaxy NGC 5907 in arcing loops extend more than 150,000 light-years from the narrow, edge-on spiral, also known as the Splinter or Knife Edge Galaxy loacted 40 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Draco. The streams likely represent the ghostly trail of a dwarf galaxy -- debris left along the orbit of a smaller satellite galaxy that was gradually torn apart and merged with NGC 5907 over four billion years ago. This remarkable image, from a small robotic observatory in New Mexico, supports the cosmological scenario in which large spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, were formed by the accumulation of smaller ones.

    Image credit: Image Credit & Copyright: R Jay Gabany (Blackbird Observatory)