Tuesday, 6 October 2015

October Frights: Dark Poetry Corner


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Today, for October Frights, I bring you phantoms and apparitions flitting through cyberspace in verse…





Spectres

Shadows, filmy grey
caught in worlds between
Lost whispers gone astray,
shadows filmy grey
Souls that hoped to stay
now wander sight unseen
Shadows filmy grey
caught in worlds between



© A. F. Stewart 2015 All Rights Reserved

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From the Corner of your Eye

Movement flickers
in your periphery vision
Movement flickers
as your pace grows ever quicker
from haunting souls of excision
a wrong turn, fateful decision
Movement flickers


© A. F. Stewart 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Ghosts in the Hall

Waning sunlight glints
through the cracked glass,
a dirty window pane.
Light flickers against
the lengthening shadows
in the empty corridor.
A layer of dust swirls
from an unseen waft of air,
and a faint whisper
murmurs a hello.


From Colours of Poetry
© A. F. Stewart 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Midnight

Underneath the nocturnal moon
stir ghosts of sanguinary secrets
amidst the edges of sober reality
while an onyx raven takes wing

Voices sing a shadow’s knell,
that melody of blood and grave,
to hail the stygian souls, ascend
while an onyx raven takes wing

Spinning the dusty devil’s dance
above hoary and martyred bones
Rise, oh, rise, you hellion spawn
while an onyx raven takes wing

Come the thunder, crack the earth
in cackles of breath born laughter,
dredge forth those deathless screams
while an onyx raven takes wing


© A. F. Stewart 2015 All Rights Reserved







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6 comments:

Clarissa Johal said...

Love these!! Excellent verse, and perfect for this time of year :)

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Clarissa. I do love to write spooky poems.

Scott Scherr said...

I enjoyed these poems. I love the use of repetition in poetry.

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Scott. When I use forms, I do tend to favour the repeating ones.

Debbie Christiana said...

Your poems are awesome. But my favs were Ghosts in the Hall and Midnight. Great job!

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Debbie. Ghosts in the Hall is from my latest poetry book, Colours of Poetry, and I wrote Midnight (one of my favourites too) for an anthology submission (alas it wasn't accepted).

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