Bitter as a dragonbite

And now this just caught my attention:  in her most recent post, Chelle from Tempting Persephone shared this poem by Peter S. Beagle, and it has such a deliciously eerie, haunting, October-appropriate tone and imagery that I want to pass it along.  Lines 3 and 4 are the ones that give me that shivery feeling Chelle mentions:

I hear the thunder moaning overhead,
Like some great creature dying in the night.

A belated Happy National Poetry Day to those in the UK!


  1. Thanks for re blogging and sharing it!

    Lovely poem! I liked ‘the winds reclaim the world’ ….one can feel persephone’s despair….poor thing.

    • Oh yes, and it feels so appropriate on cold, windy days like today. I also like that bit of hope – “Oh surely, surely I will come again!” – that gives her the courage to walk into the winter world.

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