Posts tagged ‘maze’

02/06/2012

Creatures of the Labyrinth

 

The hawkmoth flew on silent wings

Around the dancing moon of fire,

With pink and tessellated eyes,

And scent of oleander brier.

 

A jackal prowled the maze at night.

She stripped the flesh and stole the bones.

She spoke the language of the hills,

And cowered when I cursed her moans.

 

A whipsnake sheltered from the sky.

It coiled and wound its way this deep,

To prey on rats and sleeping bats,

It warmed its scales on rotting meat.

 

They came as innocents, unplanned,

Like messengers of other lands.

13/05/2012

Monsters

 

I’ve heard the bunyip howl in swamps,

Its screams as loud as hurricanes.

I’ve seen the creatures crouch and hide,

As bunyip footsteps shake the earth.

 

I’ve felt the dread of moonless nights

In forests writhing, thick with snakes,

Majestics shrieking from the trees,

The sounds of death and feeding life.

 

I’ve woken in the dark of dawn,

My mind ablaze with wordless fears,

Anxieties dragging monsters out.

From every shadow: clashing teeth

 

And now I walk into the maze,

To find the beast and face it down.