Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Halloween Week: Dark Poetry Corner


Welcome to Day Two of my Halloween Week. Today we explore the darker side of verse, where words drip in blood. To start us off, here’s a little nursery rhyme, tweaked ever so slightly…


Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With red, red blood, soaked in mud
And grinning skulls all in a row.





And now for my featured poems.





SQUALLS OF INSANITY

Nightmares breathe inside out
my waking dreams of madness
in the dark hallows hurricane

Hallucinatory ambience
and fractured existence askew
Nightmares breathe inside out

Screams, screams, shattered fear
Voices, faces, that melding maelstrom
my waking dreams of madness

To close, too late
all shattered bone and blood
in the dark hallows hurricane


© A. F. Stewart 2016 All Rights Reserved




BITTEN BY DEATH

Immortality, that ephemeral beguile
Souls’ reaper, eternity’s keeper,
cast adrift your last breath’s smile
Immortality, that ephemeral beguile
An undulating shadow, a drifting exile
into death wandering ever deeper
Immortality, that ephemeral beguile
Souls’ reaper, eternity’s keeper



© A. F. Stewart 2016 All Rights Reserved




And if these dark poetic delights have tantalized your appetite, please check out my new book of horror poetry, Horror Haiku and Other Poems.


Horror Haiku and Other Poems

Words linger...
In the darkness of shadows, in the distant screams.
They whisper past the drip, drip of blood.
The strange beauty of words hide, waiting for you.
Embrace the horror.

Venture past safe reality, into the world of terror told in verse. Horror Haiku and Other Poems brings forth surreal dread and spins it in artistic countenance. From small chilling bites of poetry, to murky morsels of fright, come find where the words haunt you, where they live and die.





You also have a chance to win Horror Haiku and Other Poems prizes in my Halloween Horror Haiku Giveaway (live until October 31st). Just click on the Giveaway Tab at the top of the blog or this link: Halloween Horror Haiku Giveaway!





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