Footnote: The Haunting Of 1978

The poems you might have

inspired are formless shadows

cringing in silent

corners.  My tears splattering

hard floors:  do they make a sound?



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allets's picture


Just wow - slc



Starward's picture

Thank you.  This is the first

Thank you.  This is the first poem, about that time and that event, that seems to have a haunted feeling to it.  The title came from that greatest of all ghost storires, Shirley Jackson's terrfying novel, The Haunting of Hill House.  I try not to pick favorites among my poems; although, following a precedent from Wallace Stevens, who did, I am very fond of this one.


Stephen's picture

Double ditto that wow!


Starward's picture

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the validation.