Behind Oak Doors: a sonnet






Behind Oak Doors:






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Prompt 5:
"At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices."
- Alberto Manguel

Behind Oak Doors: a sonnet

Prompt 5: "At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices." - Alberto Manguel __________ [Warning] Potentially frightening. Death. Murder. Ghosts.

Smooth curtains of light visit from the moon,

Smooth curtains of light visit from the moon, Illuminating bookshelves stocked sky high.

Smooth curtains of light visit from the moon, Illuminating bookshelves stocked sky high. A moth lies dead in heavy dust since noon.

Smooth curtains of light visit from the moon, Illuminating bookshelves stocked sky high. A moth lies dead in heavy dust since noon. Across the table, novels rest awry.

Behind oak doors and left devoid of aid,

Behind oak doors and left devoid of aid, This library is home to beasts of fright.

Behind oak doors and left devoid of aid, This library is home to beasts of fright. Three lives were lost beneath but one honed blade,

Behind oak doors and left devoid of aid, This library is home to beasts of fright. Three lives were lost beneath but one honed blade, With three souls left behind and locked in tight.

These creatures murmur in their b r o k e n cries

These creatures murmur in their b r o k e n cries And -stumble- through the dark with gazes low.

These creatures murmur in their b r o k e n cries And -stumble- through the dark with gazes low. Some claim to glimpse three window forms a r i s e

These creatures murmur in their b r o k e n cries And -stumble- through the dark with gazes low. Some claim to glimpse three window forms a r i s e With faces -mangled- and their eyes a g l o w.

In this small cell, these phantoms still reside

In this small cell, these phantoms still reside And hungrily wait -- their birth rights denied.

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