A tale of (k)nights

This tale is inked in white:
a pause,

a silent suite for paws and tail,
a breath of barrow-wights.
as sweet as apples-pie.
before a peal of kirk-bells
disturb your slumbered peace.

You peel your skin from itch
and from the grave-yard
comes a former belle, your past
and with rotting dentures calls,
while from below the groan
of corpses rising, grown from bones,
from fear.

You bawl in terror, howl, while
you dance in wiles of demon’s ball.

When suddenly awake
you realize your ails
are just resulting from
ales you drank last night.

And Still they won't go by Francisco Goya

And Still they won’t go by Francisco Goya

Today Lill challenge us with homophones at dVerse, I have tried to use a few in this little ditty. Pub opens very soon, come by and have fun.

26 responses to “A tale of (k)nights

  1. Now that is a nightmare for the creepiest knights of all – rotting dentures – UGH! Well done my friend. I hope many have a ball with this prompt!

  2. oh, I can see you had fun with this, Björn! it’s right up your street – plenty of word play and some medieval darkness thrown in!

  3. So many giggles for this. I love it. 🙂

    This my favorite:

    “a silent suite for paws and tail, a breath of barrow-wights. as sweet as apples-pie. before a peal of kirk-bells” … But I liked a boy named Kirk when I was in school, so I’m making this mean something different in my head. 🙂

  4. Cleaved, dark & fun, brother–and for some reason it was held back from me until the pub opened, throwing me into a small panic and flurry of writing. Yours has the taste of Burton, but the Bjorn shape & timbre.

  5. from the grave-yard
    comes a former belle, your past
    and with rotting dentures calls,
    while from below the groan
    of corpses rising

    Comes with dark and eerie sort of progress to give the chills.Very effective homophones!

    Hank

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