Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Gloaming

The gloaming is a wicked time,
Ghouls arise, and ghost wonder.
Light from suns last breath,
Give umbral glow to the beasts of night.

Shadows loom, until darkness conquers,
Minions of the night shake off sleepless slumber,
Ichor drips from putrid flesh,
Talons clack with anticipation,
Empty eyes and cavernous maws await the foolish.

Terrors walk the land,
Simulacrums carved in orange gourds
Please the beasts that they venerate.

As day looses this battle of its eternal war,
The firmament shudders as the balance shifts,
None but the foolish and the deranged brave this time,
For surely they will meet their end,
Or their end will meet them.

For in the gloaming mortals must yield,
It is not their time upon the land,
They are not the favoured; they are not the chosen;
Their time has passed, and they must flee,
Or join the fiendish in their heinous hour.


The preceding was a piece of puff poetry, it holds no window into my inner soul, nor any grand eloquence, beat, rhythm, style, or anything else of literary value. I wrote it for two reasons: With Thanksgiving behind us, and Halloween swiftly closing, it is the time for frightful stories of ghouls and beasts. Secondly, and more importantly, I have been subscribed to a word of the day email list for a while, and a word landed on my lap a few weeks ago I couldn't resist, that words was gloaming, I mean really, how can you say no to gloaming. I have been dying to drop it into sentence or prose since then, and I'm afraid my wife has suffered for it, as lame sentences like "What a lovely gloaming we are having." Or "Would you like to go for a walk in the gloaming." Neither form do justice to the word, or my wife. While I am disconnected while I right this, and you can easily look it up yourself, gloaming essentially means twilight, but with a little more olde-English (actually Scottish) oomph (Oomph was not a word of the day, but it is in the MS Word spell checker, go figure.)

For those of you who want to complain about this entry, go ahead, but realize you get this tripe over no entry at all, so it isn't all bad.

Your Blogger from the gloaming,
Gloaming Geoff

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