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Below is the poem entitled Quicksilver which was written by poet Danielle White. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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darkness into darkness forms,
atoms swirl, congeal, and swarm,
the dark gets darker, blacker still,
folds in upon itself at will

a fluid, liquid, shifting shape,
a mass upon which shadows drape,
the black gets denser by degrees,
straining eyes attempt to see

deep, instinctive, primal fear
comprehends that evil's near,
slightly canine, haunches low,
it glides the way quicksilver flows

foundations cracked, beliefs erased,
just emptiness to take its place

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  1. Date: 4/2/2010 6:59:00 AM
    This is stunning Danielle

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 9:33:00 PM
    fine rhyming. It can be turned into a fine sonnet

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 3:48:00 PM
    Very vivid poem! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 2:38:00 PM
    Good afternoon Danielle, I enjoyed reading your poetry today. Thank you for sharing your writing with us and I hope all is going well for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 11:25:00 AM
    So realistic!

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 10:34:00 AM
    Knowing the battles you have been facing, I can only imagine the sense of dread that inspired this poem, Danielle. A powerful poem that engages the dark side of the reader's mind. Love, Carolyn