This is for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge #73, prompt words black and white. I was thinking of the shades in between and all of the stances on the internet: this is true, this is false, this is horrible, this is wonderful. We only seem to be able to agree about cute cat photos and videos. I keep hoping that the loss of privacy on the internet will teach us gentleness and peace and tolerance: entertain strangers for they might be angels. Peace, all, and work to end all discrimination.


white light darkening
hark angels black and white sing
black tract lightening


I took the picture at the start of a rain storm at Lake Matinenda, Ontario, Canada in August.

7 thoughts on “Shades

  1. Beautiful! Nice play of words.. :-)

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  3. From your mouth to G-d’s ear. Lovely photograph!

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