I hear them often, though I hesitate to tell
Darkness comes and the rhythms begin
Faintly filling the air with a joyful noise
Floorboards creak and shift in pattern
From front to back and side to side
A woman’s giggle, or his hearty laugh
Find their way to my ears at night
I close my eyes and I smile wide
I picture what I have seen only once
A vision so darkly, and vividly romantic
What others so blindly fail to see
Was a night like this I was beckoned
By the sounds of bliss from above
I braved the steps to the room upstairs
To find a reason for this noise to be
Door cracked open and in plain view
A Mr. and Mrs. dressed to the nines
Gliding and swaying along the floor
While music from a long ago time
Crackled from the antique Victrola
Why I have been so privileged
To behold a spirit of enchantment
So chilling, yet heartwarming
I hope to someday understand
But for now, I just settle in
Listen for the music to start
And contentedly find slumber
With a peaceful, knowing smile
Delightfully haunting. Very creative my friend!
Thank you Bud E!! Sometimes an idea just shows up on the doorstep yelling “TELL ME!!” lol. I just had this vision of a girl being woken at night to music and movement coming from above her in the empty attic. I coulda gone WAY dark, but felt like a romantic dancing couple should be the only occupants.
Very cool. Right choice!
Superb…a HATFM moment ((awhoooo))
Thanks my Lupine friend. Glad you liked it.
Oh John…this is so enchanting, despite the haunting tone, so beautiful, a delight to read. ✨
Thank you Oz. So good to see you. I have missed you. Hope today finds you well.
You are most welcome, I’m trying to peek from behind the curtains…life has been taking me on a journey I was unwilling to go on…but I’m going through it, and I can see that I am strong enough to take it on…just been a little stubborn about it…and thank you John, I’ve missed you too..hope you are having a great night. x
You most definitely are strong enough Oz. Just keep being stubborn and fighting through it.
Eventually you will feel like pulling the curtains wide and letting in the light.
I’m trying John, really am..and for the first time in a long while, I’m seeing things in a different light, and it feels really good….it’s like my lungs can breathe again..so refreshing…thank you for everything. x
I am glad to hear it. Keep turning that corner. Better things wait for you around the bend. Breathe deep and take in the air all around.
Thank you John, you’re an angel, thank you…and I’m trying, really am. x
Wouldn’t it be delightful to know that lovers’ spirits could be joined together in dance for all of eternity?? Awesome write, John!!! Loved it!
Thanks D. Kind of the sentiment I was going for. I was thinking ghost story and surprisingly a lighter theme just appeared. It was almost a free write as it was done very quickly. Glad it touched you.
Beautiful Love it. 🙂
Thank you Lora. So glad you liked it. Drop in any time.
I love your blog…so colorful 🙂
Thank you. So glad you do. I like the starkness of the blacks and greys. I tend to lurk in the shadows with my imagination, but I love to create contrast with colors to bring excitement to the eyes as well as the mind for my readers. Both in the images I choose and the colors I match to those images in words.
I love this!
Thanks D. Glad you enjoyed it.