Darkness, or: Fade away

Poetry Partners #157

‘Darkness’, a haiku by WickedLizzie of ‘Essays From the Edge of Existence’

The night falls, darkness
Silent, still, and full of mystery
A time for dreams.

A tanka by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

the night falls, darkness
silent, still, and full of mystery
a time for dreams.
minutes backflip through shadow
lights dance, springboard, fade away

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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26 thoughts on “Darkness, or: Fade away”

  1. I carry the night inside me
    in broad daylight
    when the sun is shining

    the soul speaks to me
    until the first light
    in my memories
    and thoughts

    the dreams await me
    until that the moon
    towards evening
    the ride through
    before the starry sky
    treads his path

      1. Do you know anything about the rock band KISS? The members had another group called Wicked Lester. Back before the internet, we used to dial in to computer systems to chat. One of my good friends’ screen name was WickedLester. So I became WickieLizzie. It’s fairly uncommon and I barely have trouble being able to claim the name. (✿◠‿◠)

        I also have a wicked wit and a wicked sense of humor.

        Wicked would be another euphemism for cool.

        – WickedLizzie 💖

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