So far it's been fiction, long periods of silence, and a poem or two
I think the beast missed them. ; ) A captivating narrative poem here, P.F.
I love the fairy taleness of this poem... and it reminded me of the shining too (I guess that would be the hotel)brill writing!
Jeanne Iris, thank you. I read recently that narrative poems are deeply unfashionable - all I know is I like them ;)
Narrative, smarrative! This is a fine poem, full stop. I liked the whole approach, there are some really magical lines and the dark fairy-tale narrative-but-more is just beautifully done. Levels and levels of meaning.
Thanks Watercats - The shining thing only occurred to me after I'd written it. It's a little crushing to discover you're not as original as you'd like to think ;)NanU, Thank you!Titus - you always say the nicest things. Thank you!
Love this! Noisy and Leggy :-)
I like narrative poems and there's nothing wrong with them. I like this one I could really 'see' the kids running up and down screaming - and then the stillness of the ending afterwards. Neat!
This is lovely, great shifts of mood within it - the sinister giving way to fun, and on to satisfaction. Very nice.
shades of disturbing and joy mish mapped mopped up.Your trade mark punchline tidies all and I love this'Forgotten ghosts burst into the airlike startled birds and flutter throughthe corridors, through windows, open doors,then come to rest on lawns and gravelledpaths like discarded clothes.'Deadly delicious.
Padhraig, thanks a million - and nice driving. There were so many fantastic poems this week, and all so different. Really enjoyed reading them.Argent, thanks - glad you liked it!Niamh, thanks for that :)Tfe, Thanks a million - pity you didn't get to jump on board. Would've loved to see what you would have come up with.
I'm liking that new header!
Good one - especially the delightfully surreal penultimate stanza.
Thanks tfe - that's high praise coming from you!Hi Dominic, thanks for reading :)