Poetry Prompt 12 – Light and Dark

write a poem that features both light and dark


Today’s prompt is to write a poem that features both light and dark.

You might like to consider:

  • What kind of light and dark should you consider e.g. day and night, different moods, skin colour etc…
  • Could you consider more than one type of light and dark in your poem?
  • Should you major on the light and dark theme or just use it to complement your poem?
  • Should you draw on other contrasts too or just light and dark?
  • Could the way you present your poem (e.g. bold font vs italics) be used to emphasise your message?
  • Should you draw comparisons between light and dark or leave your reader to interpret your meaning?

Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

Follow the prompts on Facebookor Pinterest

This entry was posted in Poetry Prompts. Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to Poetry Prompt 12 – Light and Dark

  1. CC Champagne says:

    Ohhh… I love the idea of playing with bold/italics for this… Another great prompt, Pooky! Will return with an offering a bit later! So happy you’re keeping this up!


  2. Pingback: Poetry Prompt 12 – Light and Dark – Who am I? | Morpethroad

  3. Pingback: Light and Dark | A Glass of Bubbly

  4. CC Champagne says:

    And here’s mine… Hmmm… Not too pleased with this one, but… http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/light-and-dark/


  5. I wrote this three years ago just aafter my diagnosis.

    Darkest Hour

    There’s a fine line between
    welcome dawn, chorus of
    optimism floating through
    open window, and dark,
    aphotic moments before
    when divorce from reality
    seems the only way;
    irretrievable breakdown,
    until first shards of light
    pierce a willing gap,
    lay healing hands on
    a frightened soul;
    fresh start,

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Pingback: I love you, I hate you! | Traces of the Soul

  7. Pingback: Chink of Light | Pooky's Poems

  8. PookyH says:

    My effort: Chink of Light Chink of Light | Pooky’s Poems


  9. Lulu's back says:

    Hi Pooky! Love the idea.
    I wrote “Harmony” last year:
    In the light, it’s beauty glows
    In the hedges, darkness grows
    Sharing the shadow and the light
    Together in harmony, day and night


  10. Pingback: Light and Dark | Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s