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


into submission

by wuthering winds.


turbulent watercolours

of a nightmare

gather in the sky.


by a pair of ravens’

gravelly tones,

the sleepwalker


in a tangle of burs

and briars,

chilled to the bones,

hair tangled

in a raincloud,

body dangled

in suspense,


by the loud


of an approaching

night mare.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


Image credited to the artist, Brooke Shaden


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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