The Telling – dVerse Form for All

– The Telling –

the death instinct is mine to share
all my entrails in its possession
alone in berlin i taste it, here
its potency is my obsession

the gone girl haunts echoing streets
her fate infects the stones of the walls
i dream of escape, but none can save
me from her torment; her curdling calls

she follows, chases, tracks my steps
the harbour drowning in fear and flood
her one last revolt, desperate, frantic
fuelled by passion, a fire in the blood

the red coffin is now her home
laid to rest, no honour, no glory
few come to witness, care or lament
here i remain, trapped in her story


What a joyous inspiration in this week’s dVerse Form for All – weave a poem inspired by the books on your shelves! My pile in my office held rich pickings for me…

Freya's novel office library

Freya’s novel office library

You can read and discover many more wonderful weavings right here.

43 thoughts on “The Telling – dVerse Form for All

  1. alone in berlin… of course i’m fascinated by that title…oy…have to read it… and the red coffin.. dang… i like… also great close with being trapped in her story..

    1. Thank you, Claudia. Alone in Berlin is actually a diary from an unknown woman caught up in Berlin when the Russian Army arrived at the end of World War Two. It is compelling reading.

    1. I get the feeling you would like me to write something a little cheery and up-beat πŸ˜‰
      That’s never really been my choice – either of reading or writing to be honest!
      At least there was atmosphere in there, which I am glad you enjoyed! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Freya, another engaging piece, I really like the way you have used the texts to weave a tale culminating in the last line which I read as you the reader as well as the persona being trapped inside the novel, which I think does happen, as good writing can in effect grab us and hold us within their words. Well done.

    1. How perceptive of you! And that moment when we finish an uttterly engaging novel and find that the rest of the world is still doing its thing, unaware of the momentous journey we readers have completed – oh, the shock!
      Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚

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