April 2, 2013 National Poetry Month Pad Challenge a Poem a Day

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Prompt: Write a bright poem or a dark poem
#2

CONTRAST
In the visual world
When the artist
Wishes the viewer to
See one thing
He must show the other
For the viewer knows
Nothing

To show brightness
Dullness must be shown
A bright color used next
To a dull color
Will make the bright color
Look brighter

Until Matisse discovered
Dark could show light
Dark was always used
To show dark
The key is to show
Contrast

In my own work
I am contrasting
Light to Dark
Bright to dull
Warm to cool
And back again