Lost Ghost

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall ghost photograph, C...

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall ghost photograph, Captain Hubert C. Provand. First published in Countrylife magazine, 1936 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Half floating
Half gliding
Down spectral halls
The outline of
A memory
Ever so faintly
Ever so gently calls

Dark mourning
Hands wringing
Suffused with strange light
A childless mother
Husbandless bride
Supplicant here
Weeps in sacrificial white

Half spirit
Half demon
Cries blood tears to the sky
Always forgotten
Always forsaken
And like clouds, passing by

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Lost Ghost

  1. great poem and a great job choosing the picture. xx

  2. aloha HelenValentina – i like the rhythm and rhyme you work to in this. that sound in my head as i read. . . . cool. aloha.

  3. damn your writing is intense. I had no idea when I opened up your blog that I would stumble upon such talent. And I’m honored to have you following me πŸ™‚ you’re inspiring!

    • Thank you so much – I really enjoyed finding your blog yestrday because I could say pretty much the same of my reaction to finding it… your writing was consistently fabulous, each poem I read had its own unique power and voice…so glad to find your blog and look forward to reading more!! πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful, evocative verse! Thanks for sharing. Regards, Paul

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