“Hello, my dear,” the monster said.

“Who’s this?” she cried.

“Come to me, little one.”

“Hey, that’s creepy!”

“You can be a princess
in the underworld.”

“Ugh! Let go!”

“Love’s more pure beyond the grave.”

(Those hands touch
round her throat.)



here I was
with a pocketknife.

Large plastic torch.

(And holy water


in the crypt.


thick fog

faint murmured


thing moves

the time.






Get ready!











(Above is a piece from when I had just turned 21.
Partly inspired by old horror movies.)



Hope you are well?

My flu-type illness has improved a lot.
Though the post-viral depression lingers.

At present, I feel unable to write poetry.


Is anyone else spending more time online than usual?

I found the greatest benefit of that, was discovering many interesting new bloggers
(artists, poets, photographers, and writers) in recent weeks.

Some have even visited my site.

It’s so nice to connect with other creative people.

(And, perhaps I am slightly immature, but an unexpected like still gets me excited.)


Comments are always VERY welcome.


Thank you
for reading.Β Β  πŸ™‚



(Art on the blog is mine.)


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23 thoughts on “Monster!”

  1. Love the art and the poem does remind me of horror movies. Good to hear you’re doing better. I’m positive you will get back to writing. Our creative expressions cannot be contained forever!

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  2. Love this drawing. Glad you are feeling better. Many people don’t think creativity takes any energy. They are wrong. Get your strength back and keep creating. The world needs us more than ever right now

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl!

      Started doodling with an old blue biro, one day (when I was 17), and things evolved.
      (It’s unfinished, really, but I never went back to add any more detail.)πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you, Rose!
      How nice of you to drop by. 😊

      I’m feeling quite a bit better.
      (Never reach 100% well, due to long-term health problems.)
      Depression has lifted, too.
      Still can’t write any poetry, yet, though.

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    1. Thank you, Jo!
      Good to hear from you.😊
      That’s interesting: though I’m not familiar with Sapkowski’s work.
      Back when this was written (1977) they showed a series of “Hammer horror” movies on TV.
      (I especially enjoyed the vampire ones.)

      (Sorry for the slightly delayed reply: WordPress hid your comment in the spam, so I got no notification.)


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