Black

Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.

In the Western World, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.

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Famous quotes containing the word black:

    On the middle of that quiet floor
    sits a fleet of small black ships,
    square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
    their spars like burned matchsticks.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    I put on
    the body-armor of black rubber
    the absurd flippers
    the grave and awkward mask.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    A boy not beautiful, nor good, nor clever,
    A black cloud full of storms too hot for keeping,
    A sword beneath his mother’s heart— yet never
    Woman bewept her babe as this is weeping.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)