To me
you’ll always be
the colour black
concealing a part of me

So dark
so mysterious
so seductive
so rebellious

Engulfing me
heart and whole
like the darkness 
that surrounds

There you are
and yet not there
cease to exist
at the slightest touch

An illusion
a mirage
in the depths of my heart
all that’s of you
is an obscure view

Dark and distinct
just like shadows
out of my reach forever
you’ll always be
the colour black

Asha Seth

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  1. black is forever beautiful…….the color of known and the unknown…….sometimes devoid sometimes a mixture………accepting everything and conquering all……loved this!!! 🙂 🙂


          1. no worries…….i guess all writer are always ready to shout out their name……..or it’s just me…….and in that case….this conversation never happened. 😛


  2. Hello there. How are you doing today? Good and well I hope.
    This is art, right here. You have quite beautifully embraced the complexities in the color black.
    It was delightful, reading this. I love the concept.
    You’re a girl of many talents, I say.
    Take care and have a great day. 🙂


    1. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ambi. 🙂 And your words make me smile. Black is my favorite colour and provokes a lot of emotions. I wanted to bring this out in my words which I tried here. Pleased to know you liked it. 😛 How do you do? And what do you write about?
      I will catch up with your work soon. Keep coming. 🙂


      1. Hello again.
        Black is my favourite colour too.
        For me black signifies death, despair, grief and pain. It’s nothingness and abstract. The beauty of black lies in it’s gravity.
        I am doing well. 🙂
        You see Asha The Wall is about pain, memories, and people in general. The stories you’ll read are contributions by different people which transcends various genres like happiness, memories and all the aforementioned emotions. It’s people and their lives.
        It’s to spread the notion that no matter whoever you are and whatever you are, you aren’t alone. There is someone out there who can understand you. It exists to make this connection.
        It feels good to know someone in this world has been in your shoes. 🙂
        Of course I’ll keep coming. Take care. 🙂


      1. Yes, I agree with you there. There is a touch of black in everything. I learnt that in 1st Grade, when I had no grey crayon. So, I coloured an elephant orange. 😂😂😂 After the test when my mom saw what I’d done, I learnt to mix white and black to make grey. 😛 So as an artist, I never forget that shades of all colours need a little black to make them deeper 😉


  3. Black is great, it goes with everything, it’s my favourite colour (or absence of colour should I say). You are right about black being seductive, I bet it would be great to spend a day in your head.


      1. It is wonderful to have so much that we like, I wonder if we could find many things that we don’t like…I would quite like to be entangled, I bet there are many amazing stories I would find.


  4. You have put the image of the word black in a different context …the word Black is often a negative for example Black Monday, but you managed to give the word a different view …one of protection one of mystery and one of profoundness …nice post

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    1. Thanks Jerry. Black is close to my heart. Contrary to belief, black colour tends to uplift my mood. The days I’m wearing black, I am super creative. So yes, blaci is different for me. It’s not dark or dangerous. It’s like the colour of love to me.

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