Fear (is a thing with wings)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

***For Fantasy writer's Feathery Feelings poetry challenge***

An emulation of Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope (is a thing with feathers)". I actually had to do this for school when we were studying Macbeth. We had to pick an emotion that is evident throughout the whole play and compare it with an animal. The animal I chose - the raven - is also mentioned in Macbeth. I hope you enjoy it - your comments are much appreciated :)

A/N: I am not a poetry writer. My strengths definitely lie with novels and short stories.

Fear is a thing with wings

That flies through one’s mind,

And screeches of horrendous things

Hidden in darkness, hard to find,


Which are most terrifying when you are low;

So great must be the object’s light

That could shoot down the dark, dark crow

That gave so many a fright,


It’s been heard even in the brightest place,

Which still rings with its shrill caws,

Yet no one has ever seen its face,

Creating fear using your greatest flaws.



Fantasy writer's Feathery Feelings poetry challenge

Submitted: April 21, 2012

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Fantasy writer

Wow that's quite good. One of my favorite so far! If I don't get any new participants in the next week. I'll be closing further entries.I already have about thirteen. So you might get the results very soon.

Sat, April 21st, 2012 8:04pm


Awesome :) Can't wait! Glad you liked it!

Sat, April 21st, 2012 7:15pm


How did you get soo many fans?
I mean on my other account there was 24 but I have shut down that account!!
How do I get more fans?!

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 1:02am


No idea :/ Good writing, frequent updates? Make sure you engage your readers and let them know that you care about what they say :)

Sat, April 21st, 2012 7:16pm

Stormbird Throneshaker

Excellently engaging if I must say so myself.

Mon, May 21st, 2012 11:33pm


I don't write poetry often, but thank you :)

Mon, May 21st, 2012 8:37pm

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