Patti Masterman hails from Oklahoma City, United States of America. Born on 24th of May 1960, Masterman manifested a special liking for poetry since her lower school years. She loves to write down and share with the world her own unique life experiences. She loves it best when poetry comes naturally to her – writing a poem without any effort and expectation and then being startled at the finished product when the final word is written. An insatiable reader, she enjoys reading a diverse assortment of poetry by other poets, both living and dead. “It Takes Some Darkness” is a wonderful testament of Patti Masterman’s matchless style, class and craft. The poem works on the principle of contrasts and divergences. Binaries are set against each other to bring out their exclusivity and splendour.