Sunday, August 24, 2014


Today is the final night of the Chinese 7th Month, otherwise known as the Ghost Month. How very appropriate to post this. :)

image by dsnake1, done with Sketchpad


will the
dark grey skies
turn to a shade
of blood
a shifting wind
bearing anguish
so cold
so freezing
even though
smoking carpet
of burning offerings
glowing embers
at your
bare feet


When hell is not a myth, the fear is real


from “A Glimpse” by Samara Spence

I was inspired by the lines from the above poem (and also an awful dream I once had). This is a prompt from the Bibliomancy Oracle. It can work in bizarre ways.

Shared on Poetry Pantry #125 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2014

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Blogger Sumana Roy said...

Appropriate indeed..and I absolutely agree with your words "When hell is not a myth, the fear is real"...

24 August, 2014 23:45  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Sumana, thank you!

appropriate, right? and those were not my words but from a poem by another writer. i was really struck by those words. :)

24 August, 2014 23:50  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

yikes...sounds a bit apocalyptic with the sky turning blood red...its been grey and rainy here it seems for weeks....and looking at our world it is easy to believe in a hell at times, just saying...

25 August, 2014 00:25  
Blogger Gen Giggles said...

Yes a very good poem from the inspiration you found. I enjoyed it very much.

25 August, 2014 01:07  
Blogger ZQ said...

Good Morning! awesome to see a recent piece and a great one at that :-)

25 August, 2014 01:56  
Blogger brudberg said...

The image of that burning incense really show that fear can be real

25 August, 2014 02:53  
Blogger Mary said...

Your poem asks a question that deserves an answer!

25 August, 2014 03:44  
Blogger Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Scary place of the soul--a glimpse is right!

25 August, 2014 04:04  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


this was supposed to be a vision of hell in our chinese beliefs, but yeah, looking at what is happening around the world...

G L Meisner

thank you! :)


ah my friend, awesome to see your recent post just a short while ago. i was working on a piece along those lines too. great minds (or fools) think alike. :D


in our culture, we burn incense to the gods, or the departed.



i seem to have left it unanswered.


just before i hit the "publish' button, i changed the title to "glimpse". (the original was a much longer title) :)

25 August, 2014 23:40  
Blogger ashok said...

enjoyed this my friend

26 August, 2014 18:24  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey Ashok, thanks!
glad to hear from you. :)

26 August, 2014 22:26  
Blogger Unknown said...

Whoa! We do send up pleas, don't we?!

27 August, 2014 01:09  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

we are merely mortals. :)

27 August, 2014 23:09  
Blogger Torie said...

There's just something about your words 'a shifting wind bearing anguish'. You really got me with this one. I enjoyed my visit to your space today :)

29 August, 2014 13:24  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi Torie, thanks for the visit! :)

29 August, 2014 19:49  
Anonymous tinman said...

Pretty dark stuff! Weird dream you were having.

05 September, 2014 07:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

strangely, it was quite vivid. :(

05 September, 2014 23:01  

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