Monday, September 12

Spectres

 From an original painting by Andrew Wyeth
adapted by Jinksy
Out of dark-dream mists the spectres loom,
to swirl mis-shapen features through our minds
when shadow beings lurk inside each room.

Between the realms of fantasy and fact,
they populate all corridors of night,
and beckon us with talons gnarled and cracked.

Shades which come from Hades feed these ghouls
with blackest terrors. In sleep, they're unleashed
to pray upon unwary human's souls.

Thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for her ghostly prompt this week, and to Poets United who provide another venue.

30 comments:

  1. This is good - the poem as well as the adapted painting.

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  2. That's a terrifying view of nightmares. And minds do have dark corners, in which these shades and ghouls could populate. Enjoyed your poem. :)

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  3. Whoo, scary. A wonderful take on the image.

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  4. Wow! Both the adaptation and the poem are really the stuff of nightmares! Well crafted!

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  5. I liked this until I got to Shades and Hades which my contrary brain tried to rhyme - and then I laughed. Otherwise, it's terrific, in the true sense of the word.

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  6. Scary! I like your adaptation of the painting too.

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  7. Another Wyeth I am not familiar with-! I do love most of his work. Thanks for the post!

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  8. The image is splendid. I didn't think thered be words to match, but I was wrong. Well done.

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  9. bwahaha...smiles.between fantasy and fact...spun by our imaginations or are they really there...really like the art jinksy!

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  10. Love this! Great take on the prompt!

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  11. Mysterious... I really like how you have changed the image.

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  12. This is exactly why I'm an insomniac. j/k :) Great job!

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  13. dramatic and gorgeous!
    I see a minataur emerging, love the image:)

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  14. Getting a jump-start on Halloween, aren't we?
    It's scary enough to think those things come from my mind.

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  15. I thought I knew the works of Wyeth but you and Tess have surprised me.

    Nice poem. Loved the energy of it.

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  16. great take on the prompt - you have put me off sleeping ever again - way to go with the adaptation of the painting - I love it

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  17. Beautiful painting adaptation and words to match! Frighteningly true...

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  18. Oh, I saw that painting 'before.' The words fit the warped image wonderfully!

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  19. I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight! Love the twisted Wyeth..

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  20. Frightening but probably true. :) Nicely posed.

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  21. I'm not sure Andrew would approve, but I like your twist on his painting. Once I get to bed, I never have trouble sleeping... Six kids does that to a person!

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  22. Very creative!! I could hear Vincent Price's voice in this one!
    Rick

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  23. Eek! Now I'm going to have some of those nightmares! Great adaptation of the prompt! Very creative!

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  24. The art is great! A good abstract. Spectres of doom in many is a lesson learnt.

    Hank

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  25. I wouldn't like to meet those in the middle of the night...

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  26. I was watching a channel 5 programme last night that mentioned revenant beliefs and this would have fitted perfectly for recital during it! The picture's even creepier with that inverted twist.....!

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  27. As always, you give us the creative ... the unexpected!

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  28. Wow--scary. You took us from Wyeth to Munch. Brilliant.

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