Monday, January 20, 2014

Shadowy Tricksters


tongues wild with silence
in murmurous blackness
etch fear into frigid bones

as shadowy tricksters
wielding concealment
cavort with the mind

their treacherous
               lecherous
                        inky fingers
harvesting fear
for the light of day


Linking up with imaginary garden with real toads.

43 comments:

  1. "harvesting fear" luv this line in which authority is given; have a nice Monday

    much love...

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    1. Thank you Gillena, thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Fear is writ in this sort of disappearing ink, there and not, always just behind the knowable and the seen. A treachery indeed. Well done.

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    1. I hadn't thought about disappearing ink, but yes you're right. Love that.

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  3. ' inky fingers
    harvesting fear
    for the light of day' ~ answer is always in the action, any of it...thanks for reminding me - all in our power, in our hands! :)xx

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  4. I love how the tongues are wild with silence! Itching to say something but can't, so it gets internalized in the most horrid way. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Rachelle, that darn silence can ignite such fear.

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  5. there is a menace underneath this...a bit scary
    the demon tricksters whispering our doubts...
    mucking in our lives...

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  6. Eep! The italicized words just take this from unsettling to creep city. Weird perfection!

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  7. Wonderful imagery - both in the visual and written components of this post.

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    1. Thanks Kerry, this piece was inspired by Slyvia Plath.

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  8. Take heart....Mondays can be like that!!

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  9. Agree with Fireblossom--your fingers get inside the mind with those italicized lines.

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  10. 'wielding concealment' is such a great phrase ~

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  11. Deliciously visceral... very well realised - you do a lot with a few lines - impressive stuff... With Best Wishes Scott www.scothastie.com

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    1. What a great comment and compliment, thanks Scott.

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  12. Words so deep, I read them several times...yes silence, in murmurous blackness can wreak havoc on the mind. You always pack a punch into your words, so well done!

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  13. Those first lines...wow! "harvesting fear" What a visual

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  14. an undercurrent of menace and fear... it is a shadowy figure is fear... it can lay dormant but suddenly arise at a moments notice...

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    1. An undercurrent of menace, I like that.

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  15. Silence, concealment, lechery, treachery...shadowy fingers, the stuff of nightmares. The photo is perfect for the poem.

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  16. this is so deliciously dark and creepy... i love the image you paired with it ... you have to watch out for those shadowy tricksters!

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  20. Harvesting fear, whew ~ Imagery & words are dark with menace ~ Good one Kathryn :-)

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    1. Thanks, this was one of those that seemed to write itself. I love it when that happens.

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  21. fabulous opening line! love the ominous nature of this! brilliantly written!

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    1. I tend to gravitate towards dark for some reason.

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  23. Sounds like the intro to a delightful psychological thriller. The imagery is well played. "etch fear into frigid bones" strikes me as very powerful in both sound and imagination.

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    1. Thanks Todd, not sure what depths I pulled this one from but its one of my new favorites.

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  24. You have created a deliciously chilling poem for us savor. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Mary, this one was a bit sinister.

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  25. Very good portrayal of our fear can get the upper hand, Kathryn.

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  26. Nice lines , a bit scary though..it seems that the " blackness'' is really tangible..

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