Posts Tagged ‘seasons’

This time of year,
The suns hand grows more distant,
And the nights spread further round the clock,
All blood chills at the realisation,

The land once again dons her ivory dress,
And tiaras like frozen stalactites,
An ice queen crowned anew,
Blizzards and bitter rain as coronation melodies,

The winds rise up in rumpus,
Servants of the wintry monarch,
Blades firmly pointed at us serfs,
Guffawing and scratching at our cheeks,

The ice queens rule shall persist for months,
Snow and sleet as her bishops and viscounts,
A frigid stasis holding the world,
Under cold iron fist.

Good day inmates!

Disaster I say! Disaster! I’m feeling rather unwell this week. It’s not the great plague of 2020, don’t worry. Just a bit of a head cold. Seems to be going around a lot at the moment. Tis the season to be ill I suppose. It’s just making me feel rather run down and making my voice sound really low. Haha! It’s meant I’ve kept inside and working on my writing though, so silver linings and all that.

So, it’s that day of the week that I inflict the Harlequins writing music upon you all! You knew it was coming, don’t lie. So, todays musical theme is probably a bit of an obvious one given the season. The clue wasn’t exactly subtle. It’s Halloween! Samhain! Of course it is! My favourite time of the year, believe it or not! The voices in my head tend to enjoy it as well, so it keeps them quiet. I’m going to share with you five musical artists or individual songs that I feel embody this most spooky of festivals. From artists who dress up like monsters to heavy metal that personifies terror. I’m sure I can come up with a scare or two. Who doesn’t love a good scare eh?

So, join me as delve into the musical minds of ghastly artists the world over!

Faun – Halloween
http://faune.de/en/

Mr Strange – Lizard Man
https://www.facebook.com/Official.Mr.Strange

Broken Peach – Tainted Love
https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenpeach

God Module – Telekinetic
http://www.godmodule.org/

Aviators – Slasher
https://www.youtube.com/c/SoundOfTheAviators/

And there we have it! How about those songs eh? Some suitably scary tunes there to be certain. I hope these get you guys into the proper Halloween spirit. Check out these artists by the way, they do deserve the views, Halloween or not. I’ll still be sharing my poems over the weekend. The Harlequin doesn’t take a day off you know, not even for all hallows eve.

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Until next week, have a very crazy week and a crazy Halloween inmates!

The times of cold approach,
And the dark with it,
Twin seasons of Fall and Jack Frost,
Times of boreal frost biting at your fingers,
Seasons of shivers,
Presents of pumpkins and bonfires,
But not before the autumnal death of the year,

Firstly come the hues of orange and brown,
Emeralds decaying from the boughs,
Laying a carpet of beguiling entropy,
A funeral for this turn of the sun,
With scents of ginger and freshness,

Then follows the true storm of cold,
Walls of snow from the sky,
Rain haunting the alleys like spectres,
Jack Frost cackles in blizzards,
Leaving little crystalline stars about as presents,

These times bring cold and discomfort,
It’s undeniably true,
But it also brings gatherings around fireplaces,
Blankets and cuddles and cinnamon,
Hope for a new year,

If the cold didn’t bear down,
We wouldn’t know the warm.