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Poem: "Home Is the Hunter" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Home Is the Hunter"

This poem came out of the August 16, 2011 perk fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from my_partner_doug following a discussion with janetmiles.  It was sponsored by laffingkat.  The form is a double-dactyl.  You can read the other Monster House poems online.

Home Is the Hunter
-- a double-dactyl

Bogeyman, bogeyman
Looming and lurking and
Pale as a fishbelly,
Hair free of comb --
He is a monstrous thing,
Murderous, menacing ...
'Til he comes home.

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kitrona From: kitrona Date: August 17th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I like it!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 17th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear that.
siege From: siege Date: August 17th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Given the series, I was almost expecting a story where a house was stalking people, perhaps to devour them, perhaps so it would have tenants to care for it.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 18th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)


There may indeed be carnivorous houses in this setting. *ponder* But the remark about catching more flies with honey can apply from the perspective of the house, as well as the tenants.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: August 18th, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, yes. I love this.
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