13+ Curious Poems About Darkness: Shadows And Light

Some of us are drawn to the darkness, while others are repelled by it. Whether we are attracted to its mystery or afraid of its potential dangers, darkness always seems to hold a certain power over us. 

These poems explore different aspects of the dark side of life. They offer insights into what it means to be drawn to the darkness, what fears it can stir up, and how it can sometimes feel like a sanctuary.

What Are The Best Poems About Darkness?


While this list is by no means exhaustive, we hope that it provides a snapshot of the various ways darkness has been explored and illuminated in poetry.

We would love to hear your thoughts on these poems or any other poems about darkness you’ve read. Is there a poem that you feel deserved to be on this list? Let us know in the poetry community.

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