N is for Night

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 16th   and the Nervous letter N. I’d be nervous too …

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Another poem from the “in the shadows” section of The Bench

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Photo by author

Photo by author

Night

Wind howled, rain pounded the earth,

night, ominous.

Tree dancing, embracing arms.

He  strayed too far

by the graves.

The moon, blood red.

Critters scurry,

seeking shelter.

Strange noises heard:

moving earth,

clawing and scraping,

and squeaking,

of hinges yawning awake.

The moon, blood red.

An apparition appeared

out of the drenched dirt

shimmering, amorphous

with  blood red eyes, like the moon.

With dread he foresaw his fate.

Escape he must,

before he too,

became a creature of the night.

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Nosing around your N posts

Do you enjoy the dark side?

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12 Responses to N is for Night

  1. Kirsten says:

    Love the buildup of tension in this piece as well as the refrain of the blood red motif!

  2. RUN!!! Very nice job of painting the scene and setting the atmosphere. I’d get the heck out of there as soon as I saw a blood red moon. 🙂 Another great poem, Susan. 🙂

  3. Finley Jayne says:

    Very appropriate, with the ‘blood’ moon eclipse 🙂 Great poem!

  4. So visual, Susan. I love your use of words and command of language. Blood red eyes like the moon … that’s beautiful.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

    • susan says:

      wow I say that to others about command of language – but you said it of me – words escape me I am speechless – Thank you greatly

  5. helenrj says:

    Hello! (Helen waves!) Enjoyed the poem especially “…out of the drenched dirt/shimmering/amorphous/ with blood red eyes, like the moon…” This reminded me of the eclipse. Very spookens!

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