What does "darkness" mean to you?

A question without a specific answer. Scientifically speaking, darkness doesn't really exist. According to what I've learned, what we may confuse darkness with is actually shadow, which is just a lower level of light that humans aren't able to see as well in. But, poetically, to me, darkness means... show more A question without a specific answer.

Scientifically speaking, darkness doesn't really exist. According to what I've learned, what we may confuse darkness with is actually shadow, which is just a lower level of light that humans aren't able to see as well in.

But, poetically, to me, darkness means "nothing" or "empty". Like, "Where my heart once lain, darkness now looms", meaning an empty-hearted or unfeeling person.

What is your meaning of "darkness"?
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