294/366 Terrific Fiend!
I have to admit-doing this month’s challenge has got me reading poems that I most likely would never have run across. It is very interesting to me how many poets tackled the holiday as a theme or its many variants. The following excerpt (the actual poem is quite long and I have a thing about brevity on my blogs) is from one of the more over-the-top pieces I have run across. It seemed to fit well with the image, which started out as a photograph of a very tall inflatable demon-ghost thing.
TERRIFIC FIEND! thou Monster fell,
Condemn’d in haunts profane to dwell,
Why quit thy solitary Home,
O’er wide Creation’s paths to roam?
Pale Tyrant of the timid Heart,
Whose visionary spells can bind
The strongest passions of the mind,
Freezing Life’s current with thy baneful Art.
from “Ode to Despair,” by Mary Darby Robinson
Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Stackables, Formulas and Polamatic using the SFX70 presets
For today: Terrific Fiend!