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The Hollow

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The Hollow

The October night was dark and cold,
As the autumn sun was going down,
When I recalled the legends I had been told,
About this sleepy, little town.

There were tales about the haunted woods,
They say the wind seems to call your name,
I was going where no one should,
And if I survived, I'd never be the same.

I walked through the covered bridge,
As the harvest moon rose into the sky,
I had made it around the darkened ridge,
Just as I heard a lone wolf's cry.

I walked the path of the dark, gnarled thicket,
Through the fallen leaves of maple and oak,
I heard the chirping of a cricket,
Near the hollow, where the bullfrogs croak.

Then, I heard the "hoot" of an owl in a tree,
And the "caw" of a raven on it's perch,
The headless horseman I hoped not to see,
As I passed the graveyard near the church.

I told myself I would be alright,
Just as I heard the hooves of a horse,
But, I knew I would make it home tonight,
Because there are no ghosts, of course.







Written by: Kelly Deschler

(This was my tribute to "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
I wrote it from the perspective of Ichabod Crane.)

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  1. Date: 8/16/2014 11:51:00 AM
    Wonderful! Grats on your terrific win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/19/2014 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the kind congrats, Casarah!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 11:20:00 PM
    Wow Kelly it's heartfelt n wonderful, u really hv the magic of words! Congrats on first place win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/18/2014 1:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Dr. Upma. I was very touched by your kind words!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:55:00 PM
    Very nice Kelly. Excellent write, in deed, and because of that truth, 1st place you received... Enjoyed... Sending a hug as your reward, Verlena.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/18/2014 12:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Verlena. I appreciate it so much!.... I am happy that you enjoyed my poem, and I'm sending a hug back to you :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Congrats on the first place win in the contest, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/18/2014 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind congrats, Dr. Ram. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/18/2014 12:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Joseph!
  1. Date: 5/20/2014 11:47:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, as always, you get the heart of the write as always. You tell the story In your oen inimitable style. An eerie vista rolls out before us. The mystery and ethereal feel you give this piece makes me think of the original. The vision drifts on the mists of time Into our minds, gripping at the heart as the old tales of ghosts once did. Fear not the darkness for there are lights that shine. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/21/2014 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, Thank you for the comments! This was a fun one to write, because I have loved this classic tale since I was a kid. I still read "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, every year around Halloween, and I never tire of it. I think it is one of those great horror stories that has the power to live on forever. Just like our fear of the dark and of the supernatural will always be here.
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 11:54:00 PM
    Kelly What a great write. You took the reader on an adventure full of imagery and imagination. An eerie story that is creative, fun, creepy, and chilling. Nice job Thanks for the concerning and sweet comment on my Bruised And Battered poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Kelly, awesome win............. LUV.............. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your poem from my personal favorite author!!! Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:04:00 PM
    It's a great tribute to that marvelous classic tale. There is a new series on tv now named after that story as well. congrats on your fine win.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Just a couple of hiccups kept this from being a number one rating. Line 3 verse 2 should be "'where" and line 4 verse 3 should be "wolf's." But, nothing detracts from the hair raising effect you created.... Kelly, you're good enough that I couldn't let you get by with these little bumps in a very smooth road.... Love ya dearly.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 2:50:00 AM
    I'm still not out of the woods. I love it there- the sights and sounds of the woods!

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Lovely winning poem Kelly... Linda

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Kelly.- Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:33:00 AM
    Your words are really melodic Kelly. Its few ever achieve such when writing in this form. I give you a fave for this because it is an awesome piece of writing.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 7:35:00 PM
    What a flow of words creating the picture you wish to,

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 4:24:00 PM
    You are very talented Kelly, it is refreshing reading your poetry, have a great evening xxx