Thursday, October 8, 2015

Graveyard Hymn

Naught, naught, naughty -
graveyard grin
hampered by the hook and eye
that holds my hallows in.
A finger for the feed dogs
keeps the reaper grim.
Naught, naught, naughty -
graveyard hymn.

For M's Get Listed at Real Toads

15 comments:

Glenn Buttkus said...

Wonderfully macabre & laced with dark brevity, I really enjoyed this brief excursion into list poetics; imaginative take on the tricky prompt. But then you are no stranger to the dark side of poetics; smile.

Margaret said...

I know you are a loving mother and amazingly smart - and you do the "dark" side so well... You've got so many layers, so much talent!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Excellent, as mantra or spellcasters' chant. The words fit right in as if by magic.

brudberg said...

A nursery rhyme darkness.. I feel this is like the cute corpses of a Tim Burton movie... excellent

blueoran said...

How you manage to grab just enough -- that hook and eye -- to scarecrow an entire haunt -- floors me every time, Z. Maybe I should bone up again on my Suzuki. Five applauding severed hands.

hedgewitch said...

Nothing like a witch's singsong to keep the reaper away, or is it to lure and tantaize him--and to hold in what shouldn't be let out...unless perhaps in a graveyard, at midnight, surrounded by the pant of black dogs...dark and sweet, MZ.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is just excellent! Love the rhythm..... "holds my hallows in" and "keeps the reaper grim" - perfectly spooky.

angieinspired said...

lyrical, not spooky at all. lovely

debispoems said...

Makes me think of "Ring Around the Rosie" and it was a bit dark, too.

Fireblossom said...

Where's my jump rope?

Sharon Wagner said...

Good one. I feel like laughing dementedly now.

Outlawyer said...

Wonderful. I love the way the hook and eye are like the reaper's scythe--so cool. Terrific. k.

kaykuala said...

Nice rhythm to it MZ even though it is a little grim tale

Hank

Gillena Cox said...

when scary morphs to naughty; very nice

much love...

grapeling said...

I love this, MZ. please accept my apologies for visiting so late - thank you for adding your voice ~