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Horror Haiku Collection: Night's Dreadful Splendour

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal rules to writing haiku. It is best to stick to 17 syllables or less; but even that is not a golden rule. And the most common form has 3 lines.


Submitted:Jan 6, 2011    Reads: 23    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


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Night flyers sailing

Low above the treetops,
Searching for a kill.

NIGHT LURKERS
Evil creatures lurk
In the shadows near your house,
Trying to get in.

NIGHTMARE BEASTS
Horror registers
on your face, as nightmare beasts
draw slowly nearer.

NIGHTMARES DESCEND (I)
Night-time descends then

Nightmares take over, and
Cruelly torment your mind.

THE NIGHT PLAGUE
A plague of evil
Sweeps through the city;
Night demons on the rampage.

NIGHT RAVENS (I)
Evil night ravens

Torment you throughout the night;
Harbingers of doom.

NIGHT RITUALS
Night rituals loose
Terror onto the innocent,
As fiends rise up.

NIGHT'S DREADFUL SPLENDOUR
Darkness unfurling
To reveal the night. In all
its dreadful splendour.

NIGHT'S ETERNAL HELL
Morbid fantasies
Trapped in an eternal hell,
Night-time brings around.

NIGHT SHADOWS
Evil lurks nearby
Hidden in the night shadows,
Waiting soon to spring.

NIGHT SHADOWS CLOSING
Night shadows closing
Forever drawing nearer,
Nightmares lurking near.

NIGHT SOLDIERS
Phantom soldiers march
Along on lonely fields, where
Battles once were waged.

NIGHT SPECTRES
Night spectres flying
Through the dark, lonely night,
Diving down on prey.

NIGHT STALKERS
Human carnivores
Stalk the dark alleys, to pounce
On the unwary.

THE NIGHT SURROUNDS YOU
Sounds of a cougar
Sounds of a bear (or a wolf!);
Night sounds surround you.

THE NIGHT TERRIFIES
Anguish is building
Building up inside your mind;
The night terrifies.

NIGHT TERRORS
Darkness all around
Night terrors moving nearer,
Closing for the kill.

NIGHT TERRORS APPROACH
Fascination and fear
As night terrors approach:
Nightmares come to life.

NIGHT TERRORS LURKING
Night terrors lurking
Just outside your vision,
Slinking round behind you.

A NIGHT TO ENDURE
A night to endure
For which there is no answer,
Fever dreams haunt you.

NYARLATHOTEP
A dark cloud looming
Quivers, changes, and becomes:
Nyarlathotep.

OLD HOUSE ON THE HILL (II)
A dark old mansion

Houses eerie, shrouded figures,
Evil lurks within.

OMENS OF DEATH
Omens speak of death
In some far off time and place,
Terror on the way.

OMINOUS SHADOWS QUAVER
Ominous shadows quaver
And (growing larger!)
Reach out toward you.

ON A CRAGGY HILLTOP
Manlike creatures crouching
On a craggy hilltop,
Baying at the moon.

OUR FEATHERED FIENDS
Horny, razor-edged beaks
On massive misshapen heads,
Bird things from Hell.

OVERWHELMING (15/03/2009)
Warnings of madness
Overwhelming your senses;
Evil grows within.

PALE, GHOSTLY APPARITIONS
Strange phantoms lurk:
Pale, ghostly apparitions,
Hovering above you.

PANIC IN THE NIGHT
Quivering with fear
You watch Pan's followers spread,
Terror far and wide.

PHANTOM BEASTS
Mind fogged by terror
Of unseen things in the night,
Snarling, phantom beasts.

A PHANTOM BEHIND EACH ROCK
Evil creatures lurk;
A phantom behind each rock,
Readying to pounce.

PHOSPHORESCENT IMAGES
Strange glowing images
Hover round unnamed headstones;
Frighten those who mourn.

THE PISCINE
A fish-like beast with
A long neck ringed with gills, and
Eyes round as saucers.

THE PRANCING PUMA
Tread of a puma
Prancing lithely round your tent,
Stalking out its prey.

THE PREACHER
Satan is looking for
A very special soul:
A preacher this time!

PREHISTORIC MONSTERS
Huge, misshapen heads
On prehistoric monsters,
Crawling from a swamp.

PRETERNATURAL AWARENESS
Preternatural
awareness: Sensing danger
lurking all around.

PREY
You are the prey of
A dark, hidden carnivore;
You're a hunted man.

THE PURSUIT
On the edge of blind panic
You flee through the woods,
With death in pursuit.

QUASI-MAN
A hideous face
Rough hewn and barely human;
With long, shark-like teeth.

THE END

© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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