Friday, October 19, 2012


A ghoul or two
have come to you
You only took
three seconds, or four
to open the door
Five ravens, no, six
began flapping their wings
Wisps of mist,
seven, eight,
rose from the grave
Then she came
with nine whispers, or ten
Oh, the terror, oh, the pain
of seeing her again…


the walking man said...

I keep wondering why she keeps coming back? I am far more dead than she is.

Charles Gramlich said...

Getting in the Halloween mood, I see. :) Excellent.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Nice atmospheric Halloween flavor, and I like the background.

laughingwolf said...

gooder, v ;)

i was truly scared, a few times, watching 'alien' alone, when it first came out...

Vesper said...

Maybe that's why she's coming, Mark... :-)

Thanks, Charles! I'm trying to... but I'm not that successful this year... :-)

Thank you, Bernard! I thought a darker background would be more appropriate... :-)

Hey, LW, thanks! :-) You know, I was really scared reading Dracula for the first time... :-)

SzélsőFa said...

it definitely has a halloween-y air ;)
and the new skin nicely complements the feeling :)

Anonymous said...

Love it and love the new theme.

Also, thanks for the comments on my blog :)


Marilyn Brant said...

I always enjoy reading your poems, Vesper -- and you evoke such a delightfully atmospheric mood here ;). So glad you visited my blog this weekend. It was wonderful to hear from you again!

Geraldine said...

Ohhh...I like it Vesper. What a timely work too.

Hugs, G

PS: STILL waiting for books to arrive here, hopefully soon.

Vesper said...

Thanks so much, SzélsőFa! I think I'll keep this background even past Halloween. :-)

Paul, thank you, my friend!

Marilyn, it's extremely nice to see you here! Thank you for coming to visit and for your praise.

Vesper said...

Geraldine, thank you so much! Yes, Halloween always puts me a bit in this mood...