Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cafe Writing - Ghostly Moans

Cafe Writing
Halloween Project (October/November 2008):

Option Six: Pick Three

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently;
there is a whispering in distant chambers,
an unearthly hand presses the sill of the window,
the latch rises.

Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.
~ J.M. Barrie

Pick at least three of the following nine words, and write a paragraph, scene, flash-fic, essay, blog entry or poem using them. It’s fine to change tenses, or pluralize if you want to, but please bold the words you choose.

awoke, chamber, distant, ghost, house, listen, still, whisper, window

Ghostly Moans

The ghosts whisper all through the of the home,
Chilling, cold and still;
So listen intently at the window sill,
To their distant wailing moan.

We're here, we're here, is the muted call,
From the chamber up above;
Wake up, wake is the cry of a dove,
As it bounces off the wall.

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Julia Smith said...

Hey - nice poem! Spooky, too.

Just wanted you to know - Tag! You're it!

Janet said...

oooh very good!