Sunday, January 20

Black

For Creative Writing class, I'm supposed to be writing lots and lots of things. Unfortunately I have only finished one poem. I think I mostly like it, so I thought I would share it. It was an assignment we started in class; we were told to write a poem about a color. We could choose whatever color we wanted, and we could write about it however we wanted. Here is my finished product...

Black is dark and black is quite sinister--
Not often thought of well by those who minister
To victims of evil, with broken hearts.

Black describes the days that we are apart,
When I draw away from Your presence the tears start
To fall, for that's what paints me black as night.

Black coats my heart and my soul when we fight,
With my will against Yours my self blocks out the light
Of the world, who is returning so soon.

Black's existence is not merely for doom,
It is black night's sky that accentuates the moon
That reflects the light of life-giving sun.

Black sin contrasts and magnifies the One
Whose light and love were made manifest by the Son
Of God-- our Redeemer who makes us white.

10 comments:

Christy said...

i knew it would be totally awesome!

i like :D

Brian said...

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Brian said...

That is quite soul searching.

Kristin said...

I am very glad that you guys appreciate it. That's highly encouraging seeing as my teacher seems not to like it terribly well :(
Oh well, I have decided that I like it and I'm just going to pretend that I don't care whether or not my teacher likes it :)

Little Christen said...

lol! Well, I'd like to hear sometime her excuse for not liking it.

Little Christen said...

Because I do like it, by the way. :)

Caitlin said...

Dearest Kristin,

I like the word accentuates.

and I admire the beautifully sculpted sentences, your word choice carries the weighty concepts straight to the heart.

... It also reminds me of a thought from one of my favorites 'Hailstones and Halibut bones"

"Think of what firelight and lamplight would lack,
Diamonds and fireflies,
If they couldn't lean against black."

I love you!

Kristin said...

Caitlin, I must confess... :) That's where I got the original thought. When I first read that book, that was something that I never forgot. And also, one time at prayer group, I shared a thought about the moon and the fact that it only seems brighter as the sky appears darker. Both of those thoughts were the foundation.

Thanks guys :) I'm really glad you all like it. I must also confess... that these thoughts are not my thoughts. When I first tried to write this, it was awful. I left it alone for a while, and the next few times I prayed about it while I was writing and inspiration came.

Mom E said...

Kristin, Darling...Black is not a color. Didn't you learn that in Kindergarten?