Yes. From when I was a child I always wrote "death" themed poetry. I remember my dad commenting on it, lol.
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.
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
somewhat. I just write based on my emotions. Some can be Good/ written mostly bad
Yes, i've written about death more than once.
well if you think most of these are dark poems...
then I am
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...
I just wanna to post this question see who else had a poetic darkside...
I write both dependent on my mood and temperment at the time.
Thank you my friend, you do as well. Depends how much Red wine I've been sipping and you with your Scotch old son.
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...
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.
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....
Yeah you could read some of my poetry to get your own dark perspective..........
Anyone with a huge smile and purple hair should not attempt to be ´dark´in any way. It would ruin your image x
I think it was Emily Dickinson who said "all poetry is about death."
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.
A lot of my poetry is extremely dark. Well, I've been told that anyway.
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).
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.
Some of my poems have sadness in the emotion but I don't think they are dark.
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.
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 :-)
Yes, I write dark poems. It is a way to purge the soul. I occassionally throw in a happy poem now and then
Would love to read some of your poetry.
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
Dark is consequential yet subjective and varies from one individual to another. I would consider myself as such SOMETIMES!
Some of my stuff could be considered dark, but I'm not sure about my poetry. None of it is entirely happy, though.
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.
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.
I think I have some dark poetry but I have some light stuff as well. It's good to have a balance.
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 ......
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...
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.
Sometimes when I think about negative stuff or the horrors of reality...
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
Yes. I generally am either writing dark poetry or intimate love poetry.
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
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.
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
calling me home
kiss me one last time.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
..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!
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.
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