Hmmm...Many of my poems are very dark with pain...real intense pain that takes my breath away even today when I read them. Then there is the light side of me that writes about love and friendship. Pain motivates me more to write so I have many more dark poems... Peace and God Bless... Becky Jo
When poetry is raw, unrehearsed, written and then revisited, you can almost see their inner battle, and everyone has an inner battle. Oh the war I've scribbled on pages, dark side indeed, excellent question.
I do write about the truth and the truth is that not everything to write about paints a pretty picture. My best emotional "hangovers" come out poetically and so I heal the best when I write. I always conclude my poetry with how my battle is won spiritually.
I think my poetry (none of it is on hubpages yet) is a form of dark poetry. I have written about a variety of issues, divorce, depression, suicide, cutting, perfection.... anything to understand the conflicts of those who suffer with these issues. I just become inspired to write, and I let it pour out. Although most of my poetry starts out pretty bleak, by the end of the poem there is always a ray, a crack or peep of light finding its way in. I believe in the phrase of leaving something (someone) better than when you found it (them).
I do not think so even when I write about bereavement, I think I it is about the sadness of loss rather than about dark hopeless despair. Some of my poems are about looking for the things that brighten life. So no, if I wrote dark poetry it would be unintentional and in that case I would not share it.
I am finding it hard to understand this question , What if it is dark? Whats the problem with that , Music , poetry , even photography can be about "dark stuff", anyone who isn't or hasen't written about these phases of life , probably isn't a very interesting read.
Most of my stuff is from my teen-years. I don't know if I consider it "dark", but it definitely took me some time to develop my own style. I'm not a happy-go-lucky writer, that's for sure. I just write from life, and what I'm feeling.
i do believe everyone has a dark moment, its a part of experiencing life. i generally keep my darker poems to myself but i have found, if one wishes their readers to understand them, they have to show themselves as truthful as possible. so to answer the quesstion, yes...
Honestly, it really depends on my mood as I like to delve into fantasy at times... but, yes I can be wrapped in an ebony cloud in a heartbeat. Death ~ the eternal journey the path yet renewed the ease of strife gleaming in the night calling me home to begin anew spun out from the wheel of time to find the purpose mine to fight again to start and begin that which is never done dark or light eternal night calling me home kiss me one last time. Vix
I also think that if you write at night it can automatically become dark. I think the only reason I have any relationship/love/intimate poetry is because it helps get me women AND every band needs a love ballad or two no matter what they play!
I have never heard the term dark poetry, but after reading this thread it is pretty evident that dark means death. I can imagine soldiers writing poems like that but light poems are what I want to hear.
I am a dark poet. Yes, my work is dark, surreal, beautiful, sad, and disturbing. Dark poetry is anything that touches with the taboo of the human spirit. Death is only one dimension to an array of endless dimensions. Dark poetry doesn't even have to be scary. Some is quite beautiful. Consider Edgar Allen Poe's " Annabel Lee". It is one of my favorites.
The opposite to dark is light and in order to understand and to create an image of the light is to understand and create an image of the dark. So, as much as I am a "Light " poet, I am, too, a "Dark" Poet.
How does one judge the darkness unless one assumes one is bathed in light tis unnerving to find the mind gets mixed up from time to time and they in darkness can think it light while rejecting all correction and casting the rest in blight.
I love all things dark since as young as I could recall. Come on - horror hubs, dark art...etc., but never really wrote dark poetry. I find a lot of it these days, no matter what age you are, seems to be the musings of an emo teen.
The definition of dark poetry is all in a persons perspective some see death poetry as dark others see sad poems as dark .I personally write mostly uplifting poems but still have several I consider dark i9n nature
Every book shop that I have ever found has a SERIOUS lack of modern poetry and, being a passionate and eager poet myself, I'm super eager to get my hands on some good books! Or even just internet links to interesting...