Black

(And the crow once called the raven black.

George R.R Martin)

And the crow once called the raven black

but black is everywhere

the dark night, black sartorial choices,

black skin as well as black hearts

we react only to what is visible

glossing over what’s invisible

scratch that milky white surface

and the blackest of blackgaurd erupts forth

I will make thee think thy swan a crow!

(I will make thee think thy swan a crow!

William Shakespeare)

Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge #10

62 thoughts on “Black

  1. Exactly why I call you β€˜oh wise one’ – your words are not only beautiful but convert so much wisdom and provoke so much thought

    β€œwe react only to what is visible
    glossing over what’s invisible
    scratch that milky white surface”

    Absolutely adore this poem Punam (and I’ve had a little WP break, apologies if I’ve missed posts).

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    1. Oh, Rachel! You are ever so kind! Some events stir us from deep within and the feelings pour out. Thank you so much, dear friend. ❀️❀️

      ( No worries. A break wouldn’t be a break if you start reading the backlog. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…)

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  2. I feel the same. Black is love, black is beautiful, black is soft, black is white, and white is black…

    “the dark night, black sartorial choices,
    black skin as well as black hearts
    we react only to what is visible
    glossing over what’s invisible
    scratch that milky white surface
    and the blackest of blackgaurd erupts forth”

    So well worked. Such a beautiful poem, Punam. β€οΈŽβ™‘β€πŸŽΆπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
    xoxox

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    1. I wonder why we are so hung up on skin tones…white, black, yellow, brown! What always matters is a heart full of love.
      Thanks a lot for adding your voice, Nadine. Lots of love. β€οΈπŸŒ·πŸ™πŸΌ

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  3. Wow! Such a powerful poem.
    “Scratch that milky white surface
    And the blackest of blackguards erupt forth.”
    WOW🌹

    Punam dear, I am so happy, so pleased to have nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. Your poetry sparks with so much emotions. I love it! I hope you will accept my nomination❀❀

    xoxoxo

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