The Grand Illusion by Maggie Pena I’m sitting alone in the corner of a room- darkness all around, but light above- from somewhere it comes, that little bit, from somewhere unseen, the light emits. It must, and so I’m sitting alone in the corner of a dark room with the edges of the white walls […]
Julie Irigaray’s work has appeared in various international publications such as Southword, Banshee (Ireland), Shearsman, Mslexia, Tears in the Fence, Envoi (UK) and The Ofi Press (Mexico), among others.
Rebecca L. Snowe is a high-fantasy writer who hates cliché’s, loves the dark and gritty, and is working on becoming a tea addict.
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite
All are on their rounds to-night,
In the wan moon’s silver ray
A gypsy flame is on the hearth,
Sign of this carnival of mirth.
THE HAUNTED OAK by Paul Laurence Dunbar Pray why are you so bare, so bare, Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green as the best, I trow, And sap ran free in my veins, But I saw […]
THE VAMPIRE by Rudyard Kipling (The verses?as suggested by the painting by Philip Burne Jones, first exhibited at the new gallery in London in 1897.) . A fool there was and he made his prayer (Even as you and I!) To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair (We called her the […]
SLEEPY HOLLOW No abbey’s gloom, nor dark cathedral-stoops, No winding torches paint the midnight air; Here the green pines delight, the aspen droops Along the modest pathways, and those fair Pale asters of the season spread their plumes Around this field, fit garden for our tombs. And shalt thou pause to hear some funeral bell […]
John Keats (1795-1821)