lil dark but fun


By Sarah Dolby

This poet’s eyes
shall see in dark
blackest shadows
to prowl in parks

This writer’s nose
can smell fresh death
starving ravens
vie for sparse flesh

Her bloodless heart
beats smooth as stone
lips cannot speak
but only moan

A blackened quill
ink from the moon
she weaves a yarn
from Edgar’s loom

Stark raving mad
she screams at night
ranting tantrums
for lightning strikes

She named her art
a Franken-poem
like Mary Shelley
in neon chrome

Creating life
from breathless words
A newborn verse


30 thoughts on “Franken-Poem

  1. tashtoo says:

    Henry! I LOVE this…and what a fantastic image as well! See what you mean…great minds, eh? Claudia also danced the dark stuff this week…an awesome write if you haven’t checked it out already. I so enjoy dark and dVerse! lol Truly thought this was wonderful…THIS is what I love about poetry 🙂

  2. ha – you’re on the dark side as well tonight henry…awesome piece…you created life from breathless words..and left me a bit breathless as well…

  3. Do you know Sarah Dolby ? :))) Let me know if you do…

    Love its originality: Edgar’s loom & Mary Shelley in neon chrome: sends the world in words reeling to the edges.. Gorgeous match of words to image and such subtle decadence.. 🙂

  4. imagery in a dark tone! Is this a reincarnation of words? i felt this being written a long time ago and just re-righting again itself to fulfill a missing desire. well done!


  5. ink from the moon and woven onto Edgar’s loom are awesome images to me! Edgar smiles at you.

    Fresh death, eh? I like those 2 words together like that.

    Very tongue-in-cheek dark fun in this.

  6. Ooohh.. and I like where she’s going with her creation!! Her hunger for creativity is dark.. but sooooo alive and intense!!
    Loved this one, Henry!

  7. Henry I really loved this from start to end, the rhyme and flow perfectly harmonious. I loved reading this aloud. Coupled with the image, the senses were alive in this read. Really well penned and I wanted to thank you for all your recent comments on my poetry. I appreciate you dearly ~ Rose

  8. Wonderful! I really enjoyed this poem. How fun! You did a great job with rhyme

    “she weaves a yarn
    from Edgar’s loom”

    This line was fabulous!
    *off to read more of your blog*

  9. Finally Phoenix says:

    I like this poem. Very Poe(ish). I’m originally from Baltimore, so Poe is our local hero. Also, the picture is a great compliment to the writing.

  10. Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity .. Fabulous Write !! 😉

    It was truly enjoyable after reading this one !!
    Some of the Verses were totally remarkable.

    Anyways, Take a look some of my Poetry Collections …

    some of my Haiku Collections

    and also, on my very recent Work as well

    !!! Happy Rally !!!
    Cheers !!

  11. I love this piece! I’m so excited to have found you. You speaketh to me as well. … I’d like to hang that painting up in my house. But I think I might just get myself kicked out.

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