Poem By Doug Branson


Illustration By Poet Rummager

an oasis of sorts
a refuge in the distance
beings who stalk to be kept at bay
for the moment
whether they slither or prowl







*The poem was written using the gogyohka form…a new form of poetry which has been developed in Japan by a poet called Enta Kusakabe.


 By Doug Branson

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Doug Branson 2016©


Published by Dead Donovan

SlasherMonster Magazine

24 thoughts on “Nightlight

  1. I never heard of this form of poetry…then again…I don’t know too much about poetry! Perhaps I’ll give this form a shot someday. Where can I get one of those fancy Moon nightlights? There are beings I need to keep at bay.

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      1. I’ll record something someday, but I’m not sure if it will be poetry. I may record a piece of dialogue that’s part of a story or something. We’ll see.

        I need a full Moon nightlight! There are plenty of creepy crawlies around here, and they need to be pushed back into the darkness.

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  2. I agree with Sinister; it is a very interesting form and I’m looking forward to learning more about it. Both the poem and the illustration had a magical feeling about them. Beautiful.

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