Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Bleak Magpie


Hunger Pangs
by Lemuel Crouse

Look at them grazing...
Sipping coffee black and
Gnawing on white bread
Sandwiches at mid-day.

Not cursed with vampyric
Pallor, they...rather
tan, accustomed to sitting
in sunlight once in awhile.

I would smile at them
From my dark alcove but
Methinks they would not
Return the kindness...ha!

Wait, I shall, until night
blindness takes them
And then I will have my
Fill of dark, steamy draught.

Painting of Rainer Maria Rilke
Born 12/4/1875
Artist Unknown
(VERY vampyric, don't you think?)
Thanks, tk (!)

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14 comments:

The Bug said...

OK, I'm carrying a flashlight!

christopher said...

I like your vampire's point of view. I guess I am twisted a bit too.

The Cello Strings said...

dark and fun.

Marilyn said...

Oh, a scary take here. Good one.

Glenn Buttkus said...

That's it--you are not allowed
to watch any more steamy episodes
of TRUE BLOOD. What a lovely
and macabre twist on the Orwellian
image prompt. Many of us have
sunk our fangs into poetics that
may have started out virginal,
but like dear Bella, have suddenly
been turned into something darker.

Templeton's fury said...

love this. big fan of vamps!

Carolina Linthead said...

I cut my teeth on Stoker, devoured Anne Rice, and will ever adore Joss Whedon for the delicious, deadly Buffy. Can't say I've gone beyond that into the world of Twilight or Sookie Stackhouse.

Tess Kincaid said...

I wondered what that dark crusty stuff was on your lips...

Mary Ann Potter said...

A darkly well-written poem. Impressive and Rilke-ish.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

This different from the ones i already read or this promt... Love it!

JJRod'z

Helen said...

Oooooooooh, this is wonderful!

Brian Miller said...

oo nice...a little creature of night...did not see that coming with this pic but i like...smiles.

Trellissimo said...

Grazing sums it up well...

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Very impressive - I shall carry a torch - just in case!

Anna :o]