The night of reckoning

Day 27 OctPoWriMo

Prompt: Magical/ magic

Form: Terzanelle

As an icy curtain of frost descends down the vale

‘Tis time for him to perform the rites of the living

As an icy curtain of frost descends down the vale

He has in his hand a hesternal torch burning

Bravely he strides into the dark, haunted cavern

‘Tis time for him to perform the rites of the living

The dead and departed never make him feel craven

Obsidian giant moths, flapping coruscating wings, guide his gaze

Bravely he strides into the dark, haunted cavern

Bewitched and entranced he follows them in a daze

Standing now in front of the dank, ornate crypt

Obsidian moths guide, flapping coruscating wings, his gaze

In a messianic frenzy his heart is gripped

Tonight he will reunite with the succubus spirit

He stands now in front of the dank, ornate crypt

Glad to exchange his life for this victory pyrrhic

As an icy curtain of frost descends down the vale

Tonight he will reunite with the succubus spirit

As an icy curtain of frost descends down the vale

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Bewitched” October 26, 2020

VJ’s Weekly Challenge #118: frost

What do you see- 53 – 26 October’20

52 thoughts on “The night of reckoning

  1. wow however did you manage to write a haunting tale in such a haunting manner! The repetitions, the words I can only guess at their meaning make this a lingering graphic image that chills to the bone, impressive!

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    1. There are not many lines in this verse as there is a lot of repetition but placing them to be meaningful sure took some time! And those words I thought would add to the drama!
      Thanks heaps, sis!

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  2. It seems you have taken a page from our current dilemma – we seem to have lost the ‘hesternal’ torch and live through a ‘pyrrhic’ time… (both words I had to look up so thank you) – If we could only get some of our leaders to make a sacrifice to the sucumbus spirit… but they seem to self absorbed.

    Apropos for this bewitching season.

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