The Banshee Bash

(Connected to the earlier poem.  Originally posted on January 16, 2013.  That’s before I learned how to put pictures on here.)

Night on Bald Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain

Shadows stir
Among the blackened trees
As the sun is suffocated
And buried
By her pale-faced brother

A ghoulish howl
Cuts wind and nerve
A sign
That the nightly terrors
Have come to call

The first to arrive
A misty Feldarj
Screeching at the stars
And searching
For a meal to a snatch

An oozing Lurgid
Bathed in filth and sludge
Releases toxic whispers
That rise in height
And volume

The meek Urzyl drifts
Along the lower branches
Seeking out a robin nest
To shriek
And shatter eggs

The crimson Yordjuril
And the emerald Pulg
Wail and moan
At a whimpering Ogdur
Robbed of its deafening voice

While midnight looms
More banshees rise
Some for the hunt
Some to birth more terrors
All to scream the night away

The forest is silent
As the dark congregation
Gathers for some fun
Forcing all who want to live
Into hiding

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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5 Responses to The Banshee Bash

  1. Love it. I would have also loved a last line tying it with the previous poem – something about the fairies chasing away the banshees with the coming of the new day. That would have made the two poems nicely circular 🙂

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  2. Yeah that’s the one.:-)

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  3. L. Marie says:

    Ah! I see the inspiration. 🙂

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