An Offering for Halloween: “Mountain Poem”

Full Moon, March 2011

The world is a scary place right now. Halloween is a time  for  shivers and excitement that feed the imagination.  Perhaps this holiday serves a purpose deeper than we know.

Lady Nyo

MOUNTAIN POEM

 

It is almost Halloween.

The early dark of dusk

Creeps in before finishing

With the day–

Strange imaginings

Cause shadows to rustle,

Briars entangle

And nothing seems exactly …right.

In the mountains

Clouds dip low

Smothering the landscape.

Only the moan of winds

Round eaves shaking the skeleton hambones

Hiding in attic corners

Breaks the silence–

A strange cacophony.

Monstrous, ghost trees

Wedged together in

Stumbling rows,

Indian Snake arms

Wave warnings

To all who dare approach

Their Joseph’s –coat-of- many colors

Blasted by Autumn winds

Tearing around the mountain.

The hoot of the owl

Drives on dis-ease until dawn.

Roads dip and swell

In a frenzied, jagged run

Straight into the heart of danger.

Nerves uneasy,

There is too much mystery in this night.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2015….while driving in the Georgia Mountains right before Halloween.

(poem published in “Pitcher of Light”, 2014, Createspace, Amazon.com)

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