Thursday, November 7, 2019


Poetics at dVerse and HA asks us to
write what we think when we hear the word
BLACK.   Hmmm.  Here’s what I thought.
Submitted to dVerse Poetics
November 7, 2019

I think black gets a bad rap. 
It’s  associated with
…a final ride in the big black hearse
…with the bogey man
… things that go bump in the night
…black widow
…black magic
…black Friday
…black sheep
…black flagged
…black market
…black hole
and Poe didn’t help it any
with his  raven quoting


without night,
life would be just
one interminable day

think about that!


  1. I love this, Bev! Great examples of "black", and I would hate one interminable day.

  2. Good point about night and how Poe and his raven didn't help matters.

  3. We do need the night for sure. Also, I agree with you about black. Loved the reference of Poe in particular.:-)

  4. Great introspection on the color of black here! I'm reminded that on the color wheel, there is a fulness to black - the presence of all colors; and an emptiness to white - the lack of all color. That seems to turn it on its head and yet is real.