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As the Old Belfry Tolls

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As the Old Belfry Tolls


As it rings, the ancient belfry
weather beaten about the stone marge;
the musings chime, visions 
from the past.

The cheerful townsfolk; round little faces
nipped by icy winds, merrily laughed;
echoes from the halcyon days and 
of times shaded, the falling tears. 

Dispelling the silence of muted souls,
grief ridden sore hearts 
and dark clinging knurled creepers;
the silence of the mysterious spirits
of the night, who hide
as the sound draws near
of the thunder against the grey light.

Breaking the stillness around,
arousing one from repose; as rain drenched,
a galloping horse's hooves
delicately daubs the wet earth.

Dusk shall again gather over the shadows,
as the old belfry tolls;
heard beyond the far off skies
and the knolls.

Breaking in upon the quiet yew'd glens;
tidings prophesied,
the reverberating peals.


For Kelly Deschler's Contest : "Women Only"

Written by gautami phookan

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  1. Date: 4/16/2014 9:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on a fine win.

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 1:10:00 AM
    Nicely done Gautami. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:55:00 AM
    I love the dark and gothic kind of poems, so this one caught my attention. The way that you described this, I could actually hear those bells tolling as I read. A beautiful poem, Gautami! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:31:00 AM
    This is very nice..very discriptive...enjoyed...Thank you for the honor of placing in your contest...I appreciate it...Marty

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 7:03:00 AM
    lovely write, gautami. many congrats on your wins

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 2:47:00 AM
    oh shucks, you really are so sweet, gautami! You got me smiling widely with that ^_^ I am so glad that my flea was able to amuse you ^_^-- when you have the time, please go back to it-- heehee I think I went a bit "dotty" with it ^_~ have fun writing yours :D!! & heehee you remembered "nik-nuk" :D

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 11:26:00 PM
    This sure is a haunting write, gautami :D You write with such vivid imagery-- really enjoyed reading this! And heehee, the flea finally bit you :D hugs to you! :D

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 9:44:00 AM
    Gautami P., i hear the dangling past, coming this way.. this poem, brings out deep and epic images.. I love your dusk image.. thanks always..~PD