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My garden of delights,
infested with such pretty, twisted things,
mandrake root and toadstools
and glistering ravens' wings.
I planted belladona,
such a melancholy crop,
and grew poison ivy in blistered vines -
a haven in the bogs.

Skullcap grew amongst the weeds,
its slithering, slivered, ragged leaves
a home to noxious worms
and mealy nettle-bugs.
I gathered withered poppies,
a delicious apertif,
and brewed brackish tea from bagworm seeds
and garnished it with slugs.

Brambles thrived between the stones -
the hedges overblown with ash and bone
to welcome all my guests,
who hunched and huddled in the damp
covered up with dark and dank,
they bobbed and hung their withered heads
and supped on wolfbane tea and griddle-thorns.
How nice to know they all are dead!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Writer
When reading this, I imagined a witch in a dark forest from some folk tale so old that no one can quite remember where it began...

Creepy and well done!
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Dream-Nova Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I really enjoyed this poem, and the last line really pulled me in. Great work~
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This reminds me of every imaginary adventure I had as a child.
I would get lost in the weeds and brambles outside my house, ripping my shimmering skirts to shreds.
I was constantly singing to the shadows, waiting for the monsters to take me to a revel.
I even kept a notebook full of poisonous flowers and plants to gather, belladonna and wolfbane among them.
This is beautifully written. Thank you for the trip back in my memory. <3
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I lived in that world as well - and a few others. I am glad you like it.
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Something tells me we would have been lovely friends.
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RavenSpider Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like this one a lot. Very good and well written. But you always do great work.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I am glad you like it!
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RavenSpider Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your very welcome your very good at what you do.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Delightful! :) Sounds like my kind of place. :nod:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Writer
*Smiles* I wish I had done a picture to go with it.
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