Ghost of the Night

March 6, 2012
By NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
12 articles 2 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!


Speak not,
for what listens to thou will be deaf;
Look not,
for what looks at thou will turn blind;
Touch not,
for what feels thou will turn cold;
Taste not,
for what eats thou offering will become poisoned;
Smell not,
for what senses you will faint with fever;
For you are the Ghost of the Night.

You rattle along at leisure,
Taking what thou wished and desired;
Fearing nothing but thou shadow,
So turn thou head not;
For you are the Ghost of the Night.

Seek what pleases thou,
Keep not what rages thou,
For fever in on your brow
When thou is in tempered rage;
For you are the Ghost of the Night.

Singest thou sweet dreary tune of pain,
As thou walks in the wilted and withered corn field,
For the other noises thou fear,
Keeps way from that sound and flamed torch;
For you are the Ghost of the Night.

Spot a single light thou does, high on hill-top,
So climb thee climb thee goes,
Peep through that idle key hole,
Which on-looks that sleeping bedroom;
For you are the Ghost of the Night

Moonlight is thou dearest friend,
Speak to she who loves you the evermore,
For keeping faith in her everlasting glow,
Thou not hear her sing the death tune;
For you are the Ghost of the Night.

Fear the nigh not, fear the day more,
What lies in the days wake,
Leaves in the nights path;
For you are the Ghost of Night.


The author's comments:
This is my first poem that I have writen in old english. Hope you like it!

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on Apr. 28 2012 at 6:15 pm
CountryPopGirl PLATINUM, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, that's the sad truth. Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way. Those are the risks. The thought of losing so much control over personal happiness is unbearable. That's the burden. Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens which allow us to fly..."
-Dr. Jack Hodgins (Bones)

 like this.

although, at times, it seemed like you could have used the word thy

Just suggesting ;)


twat10 said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 4:19 pm
OMG YOUR WRITING IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL

on Mar. 8 2012 at 4:38 pm
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
12 articles 2 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!

Thanks Colette!!! <3 Love ya til the end of the world!!! Forward this to other people, if you want!!

on Mar. 8 2012 at 9:43 am
Hauntingly beautiful, Naomi. You talents cease to amaze me!! You will need poetry to keep you sane during vet school studies.

pickfruit said...
on Mar. 7 2012 at 6:00 am
Well done. Very creative and shows your imagination well. Keep it up!

on Mar. 7 2012 at 5:37 am
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
12 articles 2 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!

Thanks Ethereal! I will consider the advice you gave me for my next poem. I hardly do old english. I read old english poems a lot. :) Thanks!!

on Mar. 7 2012 at 5:00 am
Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
32 articles 31 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

To be honest, I have never seen an old english poem on this site- it's very creative - I like it, though maybe ditch a couple of the "thous" to make a little eaier to read- I also really like the image you put with, it fits. good job!


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