A possessively, melancholically, beautiful poetry book of gentle pain, serene darkness, intense voyages on the sea of existence, paranormally passionate, mesmerizingly mysterious, and wickedly good.
Author: Kathlena Kent
A possessively, melancholically, beautiful poetry book of gentle pain, serene darkness, intense voyages on the sea of existence, paranormally passionate, mesmerizingly mysterious, and wickedly good. Unveil the wisdom in your heart, release the chains of worldly captivity, see the realm beyond reach, discover the magick here to teach. Spare a moment to lie in this chasm of darkened truth. Melt awhile to flow into this graveyard of gothic delight, haunt with me in this realm of surmise... drink with me the real essence of life.
Approaches to Pre-twentieth Century Poetry Sheila Hales. Drama Approaches
This section offers extended drama activities for certain poems . Gothic Poetry : '
The Witch ' ( page 18 ) 1 a Role play Sit in one circle . One person read aloud the
Author: Sheila Hales
Poetry in themes - Gothic poetry - Poems about dragons - War - The moon - Choices - School - Heroes - Dramatic approaches to poetry_____________
poetry, Oklahoma flora/fauna, Oklahoma gothic, witchcraft, grief, body image, trauma
Author: Jennifer E Hudgens
poetry, Oklahoma flora/fauna, Oklahoma gothic, witchcraft, grief, body image, trauma
For excerpts from these tales and more, visit www.christophercourtley.com/darktales.html These are just a few of the stories contained in this remarkable collection, which also features a number of Gothic poems, many of which are themselves ...
Author: Christopher Courtley
From the author of Troll Stew: A Strange Brew of Dark Fairy Tales and Poems for Adults comes this second collection from the even darker side of Faerie: Gothic stories and poems of romance and suspense; of love and death, and undeath; of lust and envy, betrayal and revenge; tales of nature and supernature red in fang and claw. Macabre, visceral, morbidly erotic, at times grimly humorous and often deeply disturbing, these blood-soaked yarns are certain to haunt your darkest dreams. In "The Witches' Ball", a twisted Gothic version of Cinderella, young Ella is no more than a mortal slave to her wicked stepmother and three stepsisters, who are bloodthirsty vampires in addition to being witches. Denied attendance to the Samhain masquerade known as the Witches' Ball, Ella will be damned if she's going to miss it! "The Devil's Heart" is a loose retelling of "The Ogre's (or Devil's) Heart in the Egg". In this heart-wrenching tale of love and self-sacrifice, a young woman who has been turned into the undead by a sadistic vampire must discover where he has magically hidden his heart in order to destroy him so that she and her lesbian lover might be released from their eternal slavery. "Ruined Rapunzel" is a darkly humorous retelling of the Grimm fairy tale that couldn't get much stranger... though some might think that the tale itself has been ruined in this Gothic version, the title actually refers to the inadvertent destruction of a powerful witch's magical youth-bestowing plant (the rapunzel), for which she exacts a terrible revenge. "Wolflust" is a short and sharp original tale about a young man's unvoiced desires for a woman belonging to another man, and what he resolves to do once he realizes that his lust for her gives him the ability to transform himself into a creature that is part man and part wolf. In "The Wolf in Elanor", a woman who has never been lucky in love goes to a Goth club for the first time, where she meets the man of her dreams... who claims to be, of all things, a vegan werewolf. For excerpts from these tales and more, visit www.christophercourtley.com/darktales.html These are just a few of the stories contained in this remarkable collection, which also features a number of Gothic poems, many of which are themselves tales told in rhyming verse, such as the author's most darkly romantic poetic work, "The Kiss", a six-part narrative poem telling the sordid tale of one vampire couple's fiery, dysfunctional relationship. Also included is Courtley's best-loved poem, "To Be A Bat", which playfully celebrates the uniqueness of this often feared and misunderstood animal. BAT LOVERS NOTE: A tithe (ten percent) of all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to help save the bats of North America which are being threatened by White-nose syndrome. For more information on this mysterious disease currently decimating North American bats, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_nose_syndrome
The two generations of women to whom Allard assigns the role of witch reveal
affinities with Clément ' s theoretical account . On visiting the desolate locations
that furnish the inspiration for their poetry , they find themselves , like the witch ...
Author: Paulina Palmer
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Tracing the growth of lesbian Gothic fiction over the 25 years since the advent of the Women's Movement and Gay Liberation in the 1970s, this text discusses a wide selection of novels and stories, contextualizing and re-evaluating them in the light of changing currents in lesbian/queer culture and politics. The figure of the lesbian, frequently portrayed in a homophobic/misogynistic light, has long been a standard component of popular Gothic fiction and film. The author argues, however, that in more contemporary fiction, motifs and modes of fiction with Gothic associations, such as the witch, the vampire, the spectral visitor and the Gothic thriller, have been appropriated by writers adopting a lesbian viewpoint to articulate the transgressive aspect of lesbian sexuality and existence.
Other poetry of the Gothic - Romantic school is more uneven . ... Robert Burns , in
“ Tam O ' Shanter ” ( 1790 ) , a gripping poem of a man who comes upon a
witches ' sabbath at night , effectively uses Scottish idiom for realism and
Author: S. T. Joshi
The literature of the supernatural has had a distinguished history over the past two centuries, and the incorporation of the supernatural in literary works can be traced back as far as classical antiquity.
Drawn from these sources , the “ Gothic witchcraft and incantations , " and even
the “ current popular tales of elves and ... As a Gothic , not a classical poem , the
Faerie Queene is to be read and criticized . llurd recognizes two types of poetry ...
A journal of English literary history.
If you have ever felt the itch to read poetry out loud by candle light, while the wind howls outside your window, Gothic Tales is the collection for you.
Author: Jody R. Lagreca
Publisher: Independently Published
As a natural born poet since the age of seven, Jody LaGreca has a deep affinity for poetic form and dark fiction. GOTHIC TALES contains an assortment of Narrative Poems that flow like the storybook from hell. The poems are literary, sophisticated, forthright and gruesomely picturesque at times. The book is divided into five parts; the first section contains vampire poems that are gory yet evocative, with darkly romantic blood drinking, and tongue and cheek scenarios. Part Two is comprised of Halloween horror with the wiles of witches and the haunting of ghosts, who steal our dreams and waking hours. Part Three is hauntingly gruesome, involving thought provoking scenarios straight from the underworld. Part Four contains sagas involving death and threat. Part Five showcases an ensemble of graveside scenarios and the eeriness of reality. GOTHIC TALES is for lovers of the macabre and unexpected with an ironic twist to incite and inspire.Acclaim for GOTHIC TALES: "As I read GOTHIC TALES by Jody R. LaGreca, I imagined the author, draped in a black silk cape, writing these poems with a raven's quill under a full moon. The tone is lush, darkly romantic, and filled with macabre exuberance. Be sure to pick up a bottle of red wine to sip while you're reading this deliciously Gothic collection!"-- Mark McLaughlin, Bram Stoker Award winner for Best Poetry Collection"Jody R. LaGreca's Gothic Tales is a great collection of ballads: an equal mixture of the macabre and the beautiful. If you have ever felt the itch to read poetry out loud by candle light, while the wind howls outside your window, Gothic Tales is the collection for you."--Michael Walker, Author of "The Vampire Henry""Close your eyes and let Jody LaGreca lead you through the dark maze of Gothic Tales: Dark Poetry. It doesn't matter what strange and scary creatures you'll encounter on this darkly surreal sojourn: headless henchmen, hiding ghosts, flying witches, thirsty vampires, ghouls with golden teeth, screams or silence, skeletons or in the flesh, because along the way, Jody LaGreca whispers elegant words in your ear, encouraging you to journey into the dark places that chill your bones. Highly recommended!" --Michael McCarty, 5-Time Bram Stoker Finalist and author of Modern Mythmakers, A Little Help From My Fiends and co-author of Dracula Transformed and Lost Girl of The Lake