Monday Poem #4: Dominic’s Challenge

Dominic Rivron issued a challenge to listen to the piece of music here and compose something in response.  Here’s what happened:

 

The Gallows

And here comes the hangman

now,

He’s carrying a long

rope,

One end drags along the

ground,

Trailing, down the hollow

alley,

He comes.

I cannot see his face—

Masked as he is,

His piercing eyes shine

icy light

In my direction,

And the rope

dangles,

And his eyes

shine,

And mine,

They shut,

Forever.

 

Kat Mortensen©2010 
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10 thoughts on “Monday Poem #4: Dominic’s Challenge

  1. Whoa! Powerful or what?The building of tension is beautiful and terrifying, love these lines;One end drags along the ground,Trailing, down the hollowalley,which are echoed in the “rope dangles” – in fact, I liked all the focus on the rope.Amazing – such variety from the same piece of music, and yet… there is a desolation in it everyone (thus far) seems to have heard.

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  2. A difficult piece of music to write to but I love the tolling bells in the background. The sense of doom and sheer terror gives way to something altogether different.Great job Kat and an excellent piece of music!Jeanne x

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