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Bluebeard's Closet--a Halloween poem

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If you're unfamiliar with Bluebeard, this links to a summary of the Brothers Grimm story.


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Bluebeard's Closet by Ralph Hamilton


When the door would open

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The eye would scarcely fall

Upon rococo patterns

Of a papered wall.

For thrusting out in stark

And shining hues

Of reds

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And perintoneal grays

And visceral blues

An intricately webbed

Resilient filigree

Of entrails

Hung from hook and hanger

With exquisite delicacy.

(Article changed on November 2, 2016 at 22:57)


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