With the recent release of my YA novel, RATGIRL: Song of the Viper,
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. http://www.nowaterriver.com/ 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.