Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Intriguing, Chilling Poetic Words of A. F. Stewart!

I was so intrigued by the title and concept of horror poems that I went out and downloaded this book... With approval from the author, I am sharing several... And this was the first song that seemed to fit the mood...scary good...

Venture past safe reality, into the world of terror told in verse. Horror Haiku and Other Poems brings forth surreal dread and spins it in artistic countenance. From small chilling bites of poetry, to murky morsels of fright, come find where the words haunt you, where they live and die.


Poetry Excerpts from Horror Haiku 
and Other Poems

Here’s a few haiku…

Faint breath past silence
abandoned in the darkness
Nowhere left to run

Sable sky caress
ardent touch of death tears
the glory world burns

Heavy lies the night
It swallows me—I am lost
one more scream echoes

And here’s one of the longer poems:

Beneath the Surface

The shadows quiver, 
after sunrise
as the day prepares
to banish the night
But an ache lingers,
a ranting echo
with a purpose
The town sign still stands
A faded yellow, 
from happier times
When it used to be
a place to laugh,
a place to learn
a place to live
Now, those days
only memories can recall
The town stands empty,
barricaded in isolation
a memorial cross
to tell its tragedy

Horror Haiku and Other Poems

Words linger...
In the darkness of shadows, in the distant screams.
They whisper past the drip, drip of blood.
The strange beauty of words hide, waiting for you.
Embrace the horror.

--A. F. Stewart

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