Wordle 128 – The Dance of Death


The Dance of Death

Unbidden ghosts on the hillside
celebrate ongoing history,
perform the dance of their lives;
The swarm spills over the edges
with sharp kicks and flicks and whirls,
The jive gathers momentum until
on the exact stroke of midnight
the dance stops dead, petrified,
to remain a forever stone memory,
an unexplained focus of worship,
where the ghosts are laid to rest.

for Brenda’s Sunday Whirl

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19 Responses to Wordle 128 – The Dance of Death

  1. What the dynamical dance!


  2. Anna :o] says:

    Glad the ghosts are laid to rest.
    Anna :o]


  3. kaykuala says:

    Prancing ghosts have their day and to later laid to rest. It gives a feel of friendly and happy ghosts where youngsters are not afraid to bother with. Nicely Viv!



  4. Jae Rose says:

    That strike of midnight is so powerful…it rings out and centres this story..


  5. Eha says:

    . . . but you are in the quiet valley, quite safe when the madness on the slopes ends . . .


  6. Veronica Roth says:

    Lovely! Makes me think of that haunted mansion in Disneyland. Have you ever been there Viv? I love how you enter scared and before you know it, you’re surrounded by happy dancing ghosts until you have to ascend to the real world again. 🙂


  7. daphnepurpus says:

    Delightfully wonderful! Loved it!


  8. 1sojournal says:

    Love the dancing prancing ghosts all put to rest on the stroke of midnight. Really like this one, Viv,



  9. drpkp says:

    Oooooooh a delightful and succulent witchy feel to this … love it 🙂


  10. Oh VIv, this one is a strong write! Halloween is around the corner. This piece hints at its coming.


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  12. Sabra Bowers says:

    My favorite…sharp kicks and flicks and whirls. I like to think that ghosts are laid to rest.


  13. The best thing to do with a ghost, I reckon.


  14. oldegg says:

    Perhaps all our ghosts can be laid to rest at midnight. That would be good.


  15. Stan Ski says:

    I can’t dance…


  16. atrm61 says:

    Super!Loved it:-)


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