Almanac Poetry: A Change in the Atmosphere

 

A Change in the Atmosphere

 

I feel it –
there’s something
evil
around here;
it’s almost
palpable,
the air
has suddenly
gone cold;
a strange
foul odour
wafts under
my nose;
dank spiritous
mists rise
from the ground,
transude
through the bark
of trees.
I sense
the presence
of ill-will
close by.
Somebody
near
has malevolent
intent
I can feel it.

 

Or is it to do with
this still winter’s night,
the wild dogs howling
in the nearby forest
and the fullness of the dreamy yellow moon?
Perhaps it’s simply
my imagination.
What do you think,
my pale, hooded companion,
half-smiling
Nosferatu?

 

 

Scene from the classic 1922 German film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

 

 

Read more from Kevin Densley HERE

Kevin Densley’s latest poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, is available HERE

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for films with a tertiary education purpose. He laments the extinction of Cascade Pale Ale and Kiwi Lager.

Comments

  1. Kevin Densley says

    Boo!

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