poetry 101 rehab: dark

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dark
                                 long night
                        night crawling dark thoughts
                     thoughts spawned dark endless night
                  night terror cracked dark gnarled fingers
                fingers slithering scraping grasping fingers
                  fingers gnarled dark cracked terror night
                     night endless dark spawned thoughts
                        thoughts dark crawling night
                                 night long
                                                                   dark


(for mara’s poetry 101 rehab – dark)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at 70mm, ISO200, 1/250s and f/8.0, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro 2, wet plate filter applied, fingers over eyes*

24 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: dark

  1. I love the use of unforgiving structure here! It reads like a downward spiral, like dark blotches of ink that suddenly take meaning. I can’t even imagine how you came to writing this but it’s absolutely amazing. A new favourite of mine (;

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  2. Because you’re work encompasses both photography and poetry – that is what is special. Many people can do either/or but not both. What this brought up for me – I write a prison blog for someone I am close to. We’ve been writing for over 7 years. Because prisons are very racist he has spent a lot of time in solitary confinement. I am writing a book based on his letters. One day I wrote a chapter called, “The Nightmare” and the next day I got a letter from him about a recurring nightmare he was having. He felt something bad was going to happen. It did. He’s back in solitary. Reading your poem made me think of endless nights locked in a 5 by 8 ft cement box. I really like the way you use double exposures. It has a haunting feeling. I recently started another blog just for chapter excerpts. I had to hunt through stock photos to find something that temporarily represented what I want for a book cover. Covers can make or break the book. This is my first book and I still have a lot to write. If you would take a look I think you’ll see what I’m trying to say This is not a happy book. Have you ever done any book covers? I’ve also composed a lot of piano music for it. The book is at http://insidetheforbiddenoutside.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you very much for this. Your project sounds fascinating, I will go and read your blog, it sounds like a very challenging project. And I will take a look at your book also, I’ve never done a book cover although I would love to do so.

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