Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Tuesday Platform: Gather around for some ghost stories (Poems in April ~ Day 23)

I Felt A Funeral In My Brain
 by Emily Dickinson

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
And Mourners to and fro
Kept treading - treading - till it seemed
That Sense was breaking through -

And when they all were seated,
A Service, like a Drum -
Kept beating - beating - till I thought
My mind was going numb -

And then I heard them lift a Box
And creak across my Soul
With those same Boots of Lead, again,
Then Space - began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,
And Being, but an Ear,
And I, and Silence, some strange Race,
Wrecked, solitary, here -

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,
And I dropped down, and down -
And hit a World, at every plunge,
And Finished knowing - then -

Greetings poets, wayfarers and friends. Welcome to the Tuesday Platform, the weekly open stage for sharing poems in the Imaginary Garden.  Please link up a poem, old or new, and spend some time this week visiting the offerings of our fellow writers.

If you are participating in the poem-a-day challenge and looking for inspiration then here is an optional prompt for you. Write a horror poem that makes one taste the dark in broad daylight. Follow this link to a list on Goodreads for further inspiration.

Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred. I look forward to reading what you guys come up with on Day 23 of the month-long adventure. Happy Poeming!🥀



Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost said...

I think I did an acceptable job of it. I liked it anyway.
Be Careful What You Wish For

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Real Cie; I think you forgot to link your poem. Thank you so much, so glad you liked it!❤️

Jim said...

I enjoyed my write this morning. Now I'm back to bed. Still catching up too with yesterday's reading. I did use the word "dark" but my write isn't scary at all.

Marian said...

Emily, Emily...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Marian; Helloo pretty woman! Heading over to read you!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Jim; Thank you so much for participating! Happy Tuesday ❤️

Anmol (HA) said...

Thank you for hosting, Sanaa! I haven't been able to write for your challenge but I think my poem is a kind of horror story too along with being a political statement. Haha.
I am late for a meeting; so, I will be back to read later on in the evening! :-)


You wanna see some creepy-cool, check this out:


Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Anmol; All the best dude!❤️ I hope your meeting goes well. Happy Tuesday!❤️

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sorry, dear toads, I couldn't be playful with this one. My mind went straight to the serious stuff.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS I'm falling asleep (midnight here) so I'll be back to read tomorrow.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am running late today, but could not miss the day of Shakespeare's birth/death, so I dashed off a ghostly sonnet!

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Sanaa- Thanks for an intriguing prompt. Whew- another one done!

Laura Bloomsbury said...

I love the poem Sanaa but ghosts were far from thoughts - more like spirits - so simply linked

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rosemary; Sleep well! See you tomorrow on the poetry trail!❤️

@Kerry; I absolutely loved, loved your ghostly sonnet!!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Linda; Yayyy! I am so glad you enjoyed the prompt!!❤️

@Laura; I can't wait to read your poem, running over right now!❤️

tonispencer said...

Thank you for this dark prompt! Day 23 and counting down.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday, Day 23...yes, we are getting closer to the end.

Kim M. Russell said...

We used to sing 'Bring me To Life' at Rock Choir. I haven't been for ages but that's one of the songs I really miss.

erbiage.wordpress.com said...

what ho, fellow toads!
great prompt as usual!

brudberg said...

Bedtime here... I will get back tomorrow to read.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Susie; Happy Tuesday!❤️ Yes, the finish line is not so far now!❤️

@Kim; The song seemed appropriate for the theme today!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Erbiage; Ho, ho, ho!❤️ I am glad you enjoyed it!

@Bjorn; Bedtime for me too, have a big day tomorrow!!❤️

@Toni; You're most welcome! Heading over to read you!❤️

robkistner said...

Hi Sanaa! I have a supernatural story I have posted here and at dVerse. Hope you like it!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rob; I absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for posting!❤️