Night of the Ghost Dance

Starry skies are set abuzz
Killing all but a lonely echo

Evil rises in moonlight dim
Leaving their shadowy tomb

Ears of vapor listen for the concert
To tell them when to dance

Once it starts, the dance is endless
No ghost will resist the magic

Summoning all without flesh
A night of fun in the spectral gala

Making the world of death idyllic
Before the sun begins its daily arch
And ends the ghostsโ€™ euphoria

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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13 Responses to Night of the Ghost Dance

  1. L. Marie says:

    Great poem!
    This is one of my favorite parts of Fantasia. Ending the movie with Ave Maria was a nice touch. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Night on Bald mountain is one of my favorites. Nice poem.


  3. This is incredibly nit-picky, but your line “Leaving their shadowy tomb” has a noun/verb disagreement. It should be leaving its tomb, or they should be leaving their tombs.

    But, really, I like it! Your poetry is coming together, and I wonder if you’ve considered submitting some to the SF magazines?


    • Thanks. I think in my mind I was imagining a crypt, which holds multiple bodies. Hard to say since these poems tend to be off the top of my head and never edited. I do see what you’re saying though and will be more careful next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I never really thought about submitting it to magazines. I usually do them for fun on the blog or when the mood hits, which hasn’t been for a while. This is actually an older poem. Didn’t even know SF magazines took poetry, so I’ll give it a look. Thanks.

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