Bright/Dark

Today’s prompt for April’s Poem-a-Day challenge is a double prompt – two for Tuesday – and I wrote this pair of Triolets to go back to back.

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Light vs Night

Humankind has a fear of the dark
Always, they flee toward the light
Toward the smallest and feeblest spark
Most folks have a fear of the dark
In the calmest and nicest of parks
People always seek out what is bright
Humankind has a fear of the dark
Always, they flee toward the light

Yet the dark has a slow subtle grace
If one allows it to climb within
The glitter of stars in outer space
Yes, the dark has a slow subtle grace
A sparkling mantilla of black lace
that slips away when sunrise begins
Yet the dark has a slow subtle grace
If one allows it to climb within

NASA image in the Public Domain courtesy of Marc Imhoff, Craig Mayhem & Robert Simon (NASA/GSFC) Christopher Elvidge (NOAA).

NASA image in the Public Domain courtesy of Marc Imhoff, Craig Mayhem & Robert Simon (NASA/GSFC) Christopher Elvidge (NOAA).

To learn more about light pollution, go to:
http://www.universetoday.com/100112/in-search-of-darkness-the-battle-against-light-pollution/#ixzz2PKJfcUnJ

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