Night Mare on the Moor

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #104

 

On a desolate

windswept dreamscape

of granite and peat,

muted moss blends

into bracken

beaten

into submission

by wuthering winds.

Overhead,

turbulent watercolours

of a nightmare

gather in the sky.

Scratched

by a pair of ravens’

gravelly tones,

the sleepwalker

stirs

in a tangle of burs

and briars,

chilled to the bones,

hair tangled

in a raincloud,

body dangled

in suspense,

cowed

by the loud

hooves

of an approaching

night mare.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

pulled-by-clouds-brooke-shaden

Image credited to the artist, Brooke Shaden

 

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20 thoughts on “Night Mare on the Moor

  1. The poem and the visualization are tremendous! Very Gothic-I love your writing style…
    Thanks for this!
    I am so glad I found your site!

    Liked by 1 person

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