Shivering Gargoyle

Inspired by dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille Challenge – a 44 word poem of any style.

They may send a shudder

down our spines

in all their grotesque glory.

They can appeal to our dark side,

our burning desire

for Dracula’s romance and black lace.

Or as they sit covered in snow,

we sip our coffee

and shiver with them.

14 thoughts on “Shivering Gargoyle

    1. Thank you for the wonderful prompt. It’s been a while since I participated in the dVerse Poets Pub. It’s fun to see the other writers and their interpretations. We recently had to shut down our monthly Slam Poetry Group. We used to have a thriving community, but a key member passed away and then COVID struck. It just hasn’t been able to get back up and running. But I encouraged anyone with a blog or website of their writing to go check out dVerse. We’ll see if we get some Southern Oregon new folks!

      1. Thank you so much for joining us, Liesel! I’m pleased you enjoyed the prompt so much. I’m so very sorry for your loss. 💙

  1. I have not seen one lately having w@home for 2 years now. But I like what you did here – stay warm with coffee! Nice to meet you at dVerse!

    1. Thank you, Grace. Nice to meet you too. I’d forgotten about dVerse over the past couple of years. It’s great to be back in a community of poets!

    1. Thank you, Ben. My husband is definitely more dark than I am – and loves gargoyles everywhere. I’m more spiritual and tender-hearted as a poet. I found this plaque for our front door with a totally gnarly gargoyle with wings spread and face twisted into a totally sinister look that said, “God bless this house as much as possible.” It was perfect for our opposites attract!

  2. Not sure where I saw them recently but there were a series of gargoyle images where the water had frozen as it was coming out of their mouths. Brrrrrrrrr!

    1. This was our front porch gargoyle after the biggest storm in 30 years here in Southern Oregon. I think he had 12-14 inches piled up on his head.

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