Are you a dark poet?

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    MrMidNightposted 8 years ago

    Do you think what you write is considered as dark poetry?

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. From when I was a child I always wrote "death" themed poetry. I remember my dad commenting on it, lol.

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds interesting WryLilt , i might have to check you out...

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      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Definately not !

      1. bsscorpio8 profile image58
        bsscorpio8posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Only when the lights are off.

      2. tanzersrose profile image51
        tanzersroseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i hope so smile

      3. Michael Leifer profile image52
        Michael Leiferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There's no question

      4. PhinalJustice profile image52
        PhinalJusticeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In a sense yes, my recollections are, then again I say darkish lol, for many again show the endurance of dark, but ultimately they are written to inspire those to seek brighter days.

      5. Wulf Dreamwalker profile image64
        Wulf Dreamwalkerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The definition of dark poetry is all in a persons perspective some see death poetry as dark others seesad poems as dark .I personally write mostly uplifting poems but still have several I call dark

      6. Ms.Ruiz profile image60
        Ms.Ruizposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        somewhat. I just write based on my emotions. Some can be Good/ written mostly bad smile

      7. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yes I am

      8. SylvieReisdon profile image57
        SylvieReisdonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, i've written about death more than once.

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        ?e!posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well if you think most of these are dark poems...

        http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/author.html?id=142074

        then I am

      10. InspiredHippy profile image75
        InspiredHippyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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

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      ralwusposted 8 years ago

      mmmm, maybe at times I am. why?

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I just wanna to post this question see who else had a poetic darkside...

        1. PhinalJustice profile image52
          PhinalJusticeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    4. saddlerider1 profile image68
      saddlerider1posted 8 years ago

      I write both dependent on my mood and temperment at the time.

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      ralwusposted 8 years ago

      you certainly do, and well.

      1. saddlerider1 profile image68
        saddlerider1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you my friend, you do as well. Depends how much Red wine I've been sipping and you with your Scotch old son.

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          MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thats what sometimes defines poetry of all trades, in my perspective anyway, "EMOTION"................

    6. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      I don't consider myself a poet. wink

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah Riiiiitttttttteeeee..........

    7. H.C Porter profile image79
      H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

      I suppose some of it may be considered somewhat dark- I write the truth of emotions felt throughout my life- and I have had some very dark moments, so...

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well thats admirable H.C Porter, maybe i'll stop by to give you my perspective on what you write.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 8 years ago

      define "dark".......

    9. figment profile image79
      figmentposted 8 years ago

      most definitely

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Definitely INDEEEDDDDD!!!!!!!
        Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

    10. Rafini profile image84
      Rafiniposted 8 years ago

      dark...as in dramatic?  or dark...as in death theme?  or dark...as in sad?  or dark...as in emotional?  or dark...as in horrific imagery?


      Not sure, but it isn't butterflies and roses.

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        MrDSpadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I say I can be a little dark.........  lol

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes what Rafini said basically defines what I meant when i posted this.....

        MrDSpade, hahaha, yeah i do find what you write to be dark and sometimes humurous....

    11. Joy56 profile image75
      Joy56posted 8 years ago

      would not know how to be dark, any suggestions,

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        MrMidNightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah you could read some of my poetry to get your own dark perspective..........

      2. Dim Flaxenwick profile image77
        Dim Flaxenwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        For Joy,
                   Anyone with a huge smile and purple hair should not attempt to be ´dark´in any way. It would ruin  your image x

    12. Sab Oh profile image53
      Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

      I think it was Emily Dickinson who said "all poetry is about death."

    13. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago

      No I am a blonde one smile

    14. CMCastro profile image78
      CMCastroposted 8 years ago

      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.

    15. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image91
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 8 years ago

      A lot of my poetry is extremely dark. Well, I've been told that anyway. tongue

    16. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

      Nope..... I'm a White Boy Mate! hmm

    17. UniqueBeauty profile image53
      UniqueBeautyposted 8 years ago

      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).

      Peace*

    18. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

      Whenever I write poetry (not on HubPages ever), it's pretty much cornball, and I like it that way.  I don't feel like "having the life sucked out of me" by reading dark poetry.

      1. Sab Oh profile image53
        Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Why "not on HP ever"?

    19. Journey * profile image88
      Journey *posted 8 years ago

      Some of my poems have sadness in the emotion but I don't think they are dark.

    20. 2uesday profile image82
      2uesdayposted 8 years ago

      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.

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      ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

      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.

    22. SilentReed profile image79
      SilentReedposted 8 years ago

      I have some "dark" poems which I wrote  when I was in an "inspired depress mood" I think blue poems would be the better discription :-)

    23. Inner Harmony profile image60
      Inner Harmonyposted 8 years ago

      Great question.

      Yes, I write dark poems. It is a way to purge the soul. I occassionally throw in a happy poem now and then smile

      Would love to read some of your poetry.

      Cindy

    24. LunesisMidnight profile image60
      LunesisMidnightposted 8 years ago

      Some of my stuff may be considered dark but others may be considered love...it all depends on what im listening to at the time...and my mood lols

    25. Underworld-Craft profile image60
      Underworld-Craftposted 8 years ago

      Dark is consequential yet subjective and varies from one individual to another. I would consider myself as such SOMETIMES!

    26. ohmygoodnessrae profile image61
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 8 years ago

      Some of my stuff could be considered dark, but I'm not sure about my poetry. None of it is entirely happy, though.

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      tanamariaposted 8 years ago

      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.

      -t

    28. Apostle Jack profile image60
      Apostle Jackposted 8 years ago

      MY WHOLE life is considered a dark message.This is define in my hub:When I Take Pin in Hand.A poem of perspective visions.

    29. Richard Craig profile image74
      Richard Craigposted 8 years ago

      I think I have some dark poetry but I have some light stuff as well.  It's good to have a balance.

    30. epigramman profile image71
      epigrammanposted 8 years ago

      I only write dark poetry if I get to wear my sunglasses ........and if anyone writes darker more creepy poetry than me then I'll let them borrow my sunglasses ......

    31. AmaTainted profile image60
      AmaTaintedposted 8 years ago

      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...

    32. ddsurfsca profile image73
      ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

      yes---

      Suicidal Tendencies
      Murder at Full Moon
      A Lunatics Insanities
      A Song Without a Tune

      A Very Dark and Savage Place
      Full of Rage and Hate
      Where Nothing Really Changes
      Except perhaps the Date
      And Normal is so very Strange
      South of Heaven's Gate

      Born but so unsure
      Why we Arrived
      Death is the Given Cure
      Unless we all Survive.

    33. Maximum A profile image82
      Maximum Aposted 8 years ago

      Sometimes when I think about negative stuff or the horrors of reality...

    34. degrassixscene profile image57
      degrassixsceneposted 8 years ago

      if something sad happens yes.But other times  i write about love.When it comes to my dark times its really intense sometimes i wonder where the darkness comes from

    35. PhoenixPoet profile image48
      PhoenixPoetposted 8 years ago

      Yes.  I generally am either writing dark poetry or intimate love poetry.

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      UNLOVED ROHITposted 8 years ago

      Well I can't write when all the lights are off its possible for me to write poem only at light so i don't think I am a dark poet hehhe

    37. poetvix profile image67
      poetvixposted 8 years ago

      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

      1. Michael Leifer profile image52
        Michael Leiferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Try my hub about the breaking of teeth, sounds similar.

    38. voice in season profile image60
      voice in seasonposted 8 years ago

      I think a lot of my poetry comes from painful expiriences and a few of my poems have vague references to death, so if that makes me a dark poet then I am.

    39. PhoenixPoet profile image48
      PhoenixPoetposted 8 years ago

      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!

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      philip carey 61posted 8 years ago

      Some dark poems are beautiful. Poe comes to mind immediately, But there are many others. As for me, no--definitely not dark. I would say some my poems are somber, though.

    41. Dim Flaxenwick profile image77
      Dim Flaxenwickposted 8 years ago

      If you mean ´dark´the way I think you do. Then yes, I right ´dark when my mood is that way.
      I try to not let it get the better of me though.

    42. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
      BRIAN SLATERposted 8 years ago

      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.

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      ssbrookhaven65posted 7 years ago

      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.

    44. CMCastro profile image78
      CMCastroposted 7 years ago

      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.

    45. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image85
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

      Most of the poetry I have written is pretty dark.

    46. epigramman profile image71
      epigrammanposted 7 years ago

      ..only when the sun is shining and I just ran over my neighbor's prized roses with my lawnmower when he was gone on a one way trip!

    47. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

      No, not usually.  It varies with the topic and mood.

    48. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

      no, I don't write about vampires..

    49. Jaggedfrost profile image75
      Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

      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.

    50. torimari profile image67
      torimariposted 7 years ago

      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. smile I find a lot of it these days, no matter what age you are, seems to be the musings of an emo teen.

    51. Shelly Bryant profile image72
      Shelly Bryantposted 7 years ago

      Yes, everyone says my poetry is dark.

      1. Wulf Dreamwalker profile image64
        Wulf Dreamwalkerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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

     
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