AW’s Colorful Blog Chain

It’s been a couple of months since I participated in the AW Blog Chain (I’ve been busy!), but when I saw this topic, I couldn’t resist!  The challenge is:

If you had to pick one color, and one color only, for an aspect of your writing, which one would it be and why?

Props to Aheila on another wonderful (and challenging) Blog Chain subject! I am only the fourth blogger in the chain, but I already have three incredible blogs to follow!

I could have gone several directions with this blog, but I wanted to choose a color that I didn’t think would be overwhelmingly popular. So here it is. Short and sweet this time around. 🙂

It is the ink of a Pentel Client.

It is the laptop, the cell phone, the television–shut down.

It is The Best of Bach on vinyl.

It is Sanka, sprawled over my feet, twitching and drooling in an elder dog’s dream.

It is the charred matchstick that lit the favorite candle.

It is the inside of my eyelids, weighed down by the obligations of the day;

and the coffee that props them open for “just a few more words.”

It is the limitless depth of the star-kissed sky and of my imagination.

It is the silence,

the calm,

the waking of night.

It is Black.

This is how I write.


Please take the time to visit the other blogs in this chain!

Aheïla: and direct link to her post
Ralph_Pines: and direct link to her post
AuburnAssassin: an direct link to her post
semmie: <– THIS IS ME! 🙂

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18 Responses to AW’s Colorful Blog Chain

  1. David Blue says:

    So far this thread has brought out the poet in bloggers. I am not complaining!

  2. freshhell says:

    Yes, I love this! Wonderful images.

  3. ralfast says:

    I also like the color black, in part because Dark is not Always Bad/Evil as in also Light is not always Good. Where there is Light there is also Darkness, where there is a beginning also an End.

    Excellent choice!

  4. PASeasholtz says:

    I like black, and yet, my back is much different – proving again the genius of the theme this month.

  5. Claire Gillian says:

    Damn, that’s sheer poetry. Nicely done! Very enjoyable read. You did the chain proud m’dear (and I love your WordPress template, snicker, snicker…like minds).

  6. alexp01 says:

    Very evocative! I think you’re correct in assuming few would choose black, but after reading your post we probably all wish we’d thought of it. I fear my entry will be disappointingly mundane in comparison.

    • semmie says:

      Well thank you, Alex. Black wasn’t my first choice, but I thought it was the better of the two (my other option was white…hm…) since I do actually write in the middle of the night under these conditions. 4a.m., baby. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you come up with; I’m sure it will be wonderful!

  7. Abby says:

    This is so beautiful! Interesting visual with the coffee that pries your eyes open.

  8. Sonya Clark says:

    More poetry! I love it. And I love that your associations for the color black are so positive.

  9. Aimee Laine says:

    What a cute way to answer the question! And look there … all this text is in black!! 🙂

  10. April says:

    Beautiful! I love the poem. You put such a vision of each object in my head, and not just the object itself but the music they make…if that makes any sense at all. It was beautiful!

  11. Black.
    Simple and complex at the same time, so many shades of black, so many possibilities….

  12. Danielle says:

    ahaha! 😀 You’ve definitely shown me that black is your color. I was guessing a shade of violet or scarlet from this lovely blog layout, to be honest. But now that you’ve shown your reasons, I think black suits you and is just as vibrant in this case as a scarlet would be.

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