Monster Masquerade – Hexenring

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Hexenring
(By Elusive Trope)

traversing

betwixt day and night

familiar

dun forest

now rife with ferment scurry

the legs move in haste

,

snap of twigs

a rustle in brush

an inkling

of menace

above all else stay on path

gallop as brisk wind

,

enough sun

to reveal path gone

a panic

now frozen

within dreaded hexenring

encircled and cursed

.

a misstep

interlope the sacred

dwindle light

morph to bleak

whirl around though no way out

the ring of fungi

.

wisp of wings

swirl and swarm his mind

the hissing

dance dance dance

twirl to a maddening note

compelled pirouette

.

coil uncoil

a fairy wheezes

do a jig

jig for us

again and again the wheeze

the muscles weaken

.

now voices

his screams to himself

just collapse

take your death

the wheezing turns to laughter

hideous chuckles

.

dew on grass

awaken to dawn

unknown hill

still alive

yet for how long how much time

the curse in his blood

.

life is short

now life is shorter

punishment

for the breach

the dance must have appeased them

gave delight

.

burned in soul

the hex slicing time

discover

antidote

a solemn quest his burden

made with rising sun

Author’s note: Another installment in my attempt to compose a multi-stanza shadorma centered around Cabala: Spiegel der Kunst vnd Natur [Cabala: Mirror or Art and Nature] published in 1654 by Stephan Michelspacher. The alchemical text was a small quarto pamphlet, numbering a slender eight leaves, together with four large folding plates.

*Spellbinding poem by Elusive Trope (Click here to visit and follow his blog).

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3 comments

  1. Filled with energy and despair. My heart rate and breathing literally increased just reading the poem. When words can create physiological change, you know there is great meaning and strength behind them. Well done.

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