Saturday, January 21, 2017

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[image courtesy A dash of Sunny - Prompt Nights]

QUERULOUS SHADOWS
Superficially bright the night,
One star shines brighter, far above;
The sky a blanket covering heaven,
From a topsy turvy view here below

What wonders are above thee sky?
Who whimpers for a lullaby,
Are there owl hoots stored in jars?
Or ghosts slithering to graveyards most?

When stealest thou the colour of grackle,
To paint velvet curtains shroud of day,
What dramas enact thee far above?
That insomniacs lamp of streets do covet,

With expletives pierce ardour of quiet;
Buds push to sweet night jasmins show
Compete in favour for light of one star
To far perhaps to spank wretched earth.
QUERULOUS SHADOWS © gillena cox 2017


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PROMPT NIGHTS
On Popular Demand – Glimpse into the world of Edgar Allan Poe – [11]

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10 comments:

  1. Whistles!!❤️๐Ÿ’–This is absolutely incredible writing, Gillena! The tone, the pacing and use of diction itself lends magic to the poem in ways indescribable! Especially in awe of these lines; "What wonders are above thee sky? Who whimpers for a lullaby,
    Are there owl hoots stored in jars? Or ghosts slithering to graveyards most?" I felt like I was transported into the era of Poe๐ŸŒน Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️๐Ÿ’–


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Happy you dropped in to read mine Sanaa

    much love...

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  3. They are ghosts *gives the slithering one more look* Yep, definitely ghosts. ;-)

    Thank you for sharing your bit of Poe madness. I saw him lurking through your words.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

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  4. A wonderful take Gillena - captures the spirit of Poe and as ever your spirit shines through too

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jae

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  5. I love your version of Poe, especially "Are there owls hoots stored in jars?" and "or ghosts slivering to graveyards most?" An eerie feeling of mystery,,,

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  6. This is fantastic! Love these lines "When stealest thou the colour of grackle, To paint velvet curtains shroud of day," Very Poeish writing... I applaud you!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Susie

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