Sunday, February 17, 2013

Where Witches Roam

Wind of History by Jacek Yerka
Pic prompt courtesy of The Mag 156


where witches roam
a wind enchants
draws victims to
clawed spellbound rants
and waves, they roll
in and out ... in and out
they cause a hole
inside cold hearts
a cauldron seeps
a rage disturbed
a horror steep
so stay away
from haunted homes
where witches roam
and words don't sleep

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47 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha you really captured the feel of this laurie...smiles...remember those old houses as kids...and stories people would make up...made me think of that...

Strummed Words said...

A moody poem for a moody house. Well done!

Gail said...

Like minds...spooky words...great fit. Well done. Enjoyable.

Emma Major said...

brilliantly scary

L said...

Excellent interpretation.

anthonynorth said...

Great atmospheric words and loved the last line.

Eusebia Philotes said...

I've seen that house. Heed the warning.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like the repetition of in and out...in and out and love the last four lines.

turtlememoir said...

both pic & poem remind me somewhat of my childhood home - repetition reinforces the witchy spell well, and for me, the relentlessness of "words [that] don't sleep"...

well done!

Tigerbrite said...

Perfect poem for a perfect witchy picture :)

Kay said...

yes i agree a spooky picture and a great piece from you..x

Jinksy said...

Love those last three lines- spine chilling. :-)

Green Speck said...

haunted houses are scary !!!

Kathe W. said...

yow- good one- so moody

Eva Gallant said...

I loved the spookiness of this!

Catfish Tales said...

Spooky.... I can't say that I believe in haunted mansions, but I have definitely been sensitive enough to them to know that all isn't what we see.

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh shivers! I do believe in spooks I do believe in spooks...

izzy said...

'Where words don't sleep'- I guess
that would be true for spells!
(I am still having trouble getting
here- I couldn't from your name or picture, when you visited me !)

Pat Hatt said...

A fun haunt at your haunt, have to watch those witches when they taunt.

Michael said...

a rage disturbed- i like that

kaykuala said...

Yes, be mindful. It's spooky. Unexplained happenings seem the norm in many instances! Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Susan Lindquist said...

What an ominous warning those last four lines ... such atmosphere in this piece! Loved it!

Bo said...

I love the haunting feel to this.

Tumblewords: said...

Haunting, chilling, shivery and superb!

Doctor FTSE said...
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Doctor FTSE said...

I loved your spooky witchy poem here. It's the solitary lit window I found disturbing.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Spooky! Interesting turn of phrase
Hugs
SUeAnn

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

very atmospheric

Dave King said...

Yes, very atmospheric, I agree with anthony. I read it anxiously, wondering where it was going.

dsnake1 said...

moody! i liked it. :)

SaraV said...

Laurie, felt like I was back in Halloween :-) spooky! and enjoyed the concrete form too

Helen said...

So glad you focused on the spookiness of the image ... you did it well!!

Mary said...

Your eerie poem definitely fits the picture.

Margaret said...

Mood captured perfectly! Chantingly enjoyable.

ND Mitchell said...

Great atmosphere created :-)

Sue said...

::shiver::

I think I will heed your warning!

;)

Susie Clevenger said...

A well worded warning...Great write!

Lyn said...

You definitely convinced me! Love the perfect picture of doom and gloom..wonderful!!

Maureen said...

This one begs to be read aloud.

aka_andrea said...

Love this. Some of my favorite images are dancing around in here. Especially love those last 2 lines,
"where witches roam
and words don't sleep"
Great job!

Trellissimo said...

Wonderfully scarifying...

Carrie Burtt said...

Yes, I saw a hauntingness in the photo as well....great write! :-)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Your words really created an eerie feeling!

Karen S. said...

Ah this was a special treat! I also love it when words don't sleep!

Kutamun said...

I am a nice boy who would never hang with witches of this sort , not much, anyway ! . Thanks Laurie

Helena said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

zongrik said...

this would make a good Halloween poem