Browsing All posts tagged under »Gothic Poetry«

Down in the Woods

Sep 17, 2014


‘Tis a dark and still night Not a sound disturbs the air Nor a whisper in the trees Nowt stirs in the wooded lair Yet shadows crawl and twist Bending around trees That reach and claw outwards In silent screams Something is alive in there But none can see Something moves and watches Wanting to […]


Aug 31, 2014


She stares out into darkest night Listening to the stillness The tree’s skeletal frame Naked before her, standing guard A Raven sits on its branches, waiting Watching her from its beady eye As the moon glowers down Half hidden in shadow On one of its kingdoms His smile bemused yet cynical For it has seen […]


Aug 19, 2014


*I’ve played around with the following poem for a while now, debating whether to put it up or not? The last couple of verses were just added today, the rest some weeks ago. I hope that you like it. I stand alone in the mountains Looking at the emptiness Thinking on all that went before […]

Anger of the Gods

Aug 10, 2014


Moody skies On a summer’s day Grumbles from the heavens A God stamping about Or fighting amongst themselves? Grey clouds rush by Chased by thunder Thor’s Hammer striking down In anger Hear its cry! Hear his! The Gods will not let up Shall not back down! Rolling clouds of emotion Stomp past above Striking awe […]

Spy Hole

Jul 28, 2014


Noises outside the door Scratching sounds Footsteps Deep breathing You go to the door Listening Worried It seems to have stopped You think to open the door But don’t Instead you decide on something else You move to the spy hole Prepared to look out To see But something sees you An eye stares back […]

The Executioners Call

Mar 24, 2014


And the drum beats still as I walk to the unknown Will the Executioner be swift? or will he strike home? I have no idea as to who is to atone? As the crowds bay for blood and others groan Awaiting the moment when the axe strikes home And heads will roll as the innocent […]

Devil in the Storm

Oct 27, 2013


The sea rises high above the ship as wave upon wave does ruthlessly hit Screams lost in the roar of the waves as nature and the devil compete for prey Stern and Bow dip and rise as men fall overboard out of sight And then it comes from deep below as men become boys, fear […]

Shadows and Mist

Oct 1, 2013


The leaves fall and apples bob As bats fly flitting above And shadows and mist do play and dance As you turn a backwards glance Sure you are of being watched From outside your window, vegetable plot But shrug it off you do Putting it down to autumn blues But as you walk away Something […]

The Hanging Man

Sep 21, 2013


*So the dark autumn nights draw in and I thought I’d do a supernatural poem. I hope you like it? The children play by the woods just by the old executioners hood A tree said to be here he plied his trade and where legend was made But it’s the old house across the way […]


Jul 28, 2013


Screams, oh ye gods the screams! they ring in my mind forever it seems. The memories won’t leave me be of that battle I cannot be free I saw men hacked to death leaving families bereft As sword reigned down on all cutting a swathe like trees did fall I saw arms cut clean and […]