Thursday, October 28, 2010

Magpie Tales

A bound and folded stone,
a piece laid down
from an old newspaper obituary

'It is white' The witch thought
'To remind us of the bones
in Moonlight.'

Ne'er mind the dates of birth and death,
ne'er mind the name... 
'All has been boiled rightly
and placed where it will be 
seen the most'

Beware. She turns in sweeping
black, so much
a thin angled shadow

there is only a glimpse
of bent bristle on the tip
of broom, as she launches

a mere wisp of sound
for any mortal nearby
to sense.

28 comments:

Mary said...

Well, I would say this is the perfect Halloween poem. It captures its essence beautifully and with a mere wisp of sound!

senderupwords said...

Fun Halloween rendering here. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender

Berowne said...

I'd agree. A poem for October 31st.

Walnut and Pearl said...

Spooky! Nicely sketched!

Doctor FTSE said...

Spooky indeed, and very well done.

Diane T said...

Makes me shiver! Perfect for Halloween!

kathi harris said...

This is so Haloween. Creeeepy.

kathew said...

spooky Halloween poem...well done!
Thanks for your nice comments also.

Kay L. Davies said...

"A bound and folded stone..." leads the reader right into the eeriness of it.

christine said...

A very spooky poem, just right for halloween!

willow said...

Chills!! I love it!

Mary said...

Perfect for a dark night among the spooks.

Jinksy said...

Whoah! Scary! :)

Brian Miller said...

oh very nice and creepy...perfect for the season...working on my mag right now and you gave me a little inspiration...

Annie said...

A bound and folded stone - what a start. Excellent

Martin H. said...

"..She turns in sweeping
black, so much
a thin angled shadow.." You have painted a wonderful image with these words.

G-Man said...

Have a Kick Ass Week-End Izzy...
Galen

PattiKen said...

Oh, I like this a lot. Well done.

Reflections said...

Nice eerie feel for Halloween and the spooks to come this weekend.

Thank you also for stopping by my blog, and for the 'tightening' suggestion. Most of it had flowed well, but there were some parts that I struggled to find the phrases I was looking for. So yes, probably does need more.

Happy weekend!

Lena said...

YAY! A proper feel of Halloween here! I'm such a big kid this time of year.......

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect. Timely and delightful!

steveroni said...

Izzy, reading pieces like yours here make me EVER-so-sad...that I'm leaving the blog-life. Thanks for your many comments (everywhere) and your fine blog posts.

AND best of all, your on-going story of recovery!

PEACE!
Steve E

Lydia said...

I very much like this poem that has more than a hint of Poe to it!


(noticed from steveroni's comment above that you have a story of recovery...I do also :)

Jingle said...

awesome magpie.
you are doing fabulous job here.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this was terrific..you've captured the essence of Halloween here...and now I am in need of some candy corn :)

narcissus said...

bones in moonlight - creepy!

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Scott said...

a haunting piece, Ms Witch is beguiling in her own ethereal way...

the white of the bones, I liked that