Moonlit Landscape with Ruined Castle by Bartolomeo Pedon (1700 - 1732)

Moonlit Landscape with Ruined Castle” by Bartolomeo Pedon (1700-32)

Originally written on the 12th October 2014, this poem was an entry for a 50 word fiction competition.


The howling tempest defiles ancient walls.
Luminescence floods the chamber.
Night’s fearsome claws have ensnared me.
I am as corpse in gibbet.
Stygian whispers beckon from the cold beyond.
Thoughts traverse desolate plains, cryptic forests.
Lost in ethereal ruination…
Then, CRASH!
Thunderous absolution!
Unshackled, I flee.
Escaping the ruin’s tyrant.

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