Friday, August 9, 2013

Poetry Friday at The Storyteller's Scroll

With the recent release of my YA novel, RATGIRL: Song of the Viper,
I’ve become obsessed with Dark Fantasy.

Dark Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, which combines fantasy with elements of horror. The term can be used broadly to refer to fantastical works that have a dark, gloomy atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread. 

I am now working on a Dark Fantasy Poetry Collection titled The Dark Mirror. My fellow rhymer at The Poets’ Garage, Renee Tulippe, is hosting Poetry Friday today. To support her efforts I have posted one of my dark fantasy poems.

Beware the Wild Rose is a cleave poem. For those of you who have never heard of that poetry form it is three poems in one. Read the left column vertically as poem #1, the right column as poem #2 and the entire poem horizontally as poem #3.


Beware the Wild Rose
By Gayle C. Krause

The Green Lady sent                                                  Dark Forest Minions gathering
Thorny vines—                                                           Wild Roses
With poisonous barbs                                                  Dripping Blood.
Up through                                                                  Deadly,
Pine-covered moss,                                                     Sharp spikes
Pricking an unsuspecting child,                                   Piercing the soul,
To cast the victim                                                        Into oblivion,
In a deep sleep                                                            Without memory.
Forevermore.                                                               Forgotten!


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