Le Danse Macabre

A nice little happy/macabre poem for you based on the Jonathan Creek theme tune.


Le Danse Macabre


When Death starts to dance

He creates a merry trance

The pixies go and prance

When Death starts to dance


When Death starts to reap

He often goes too deep

The wraiths go and weep

When Death starts to reap


When Death goes to play

He oft gets his way

The sprites begin to say

When Death goes to play


When Death goes to kill

He gets an awful thrill

The Shades begin to shrill

When Death goes to kill


Hope you like it, please comment

The Lonely Recluse.


~ by The Lonely Recluse on December 5, 2010.

16 Responses to “Le Danse Macabre”

  1. powerful imagery, beautifully put..

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  2. I see what you meant about this one too–TLR. This one is very cool–really like the light spin you put on Death! Hehe!

  3. You are so right. We’re all going to go sooner or later–no need for drama! In fact, I wrote a piece about how I see my going–take a look if you’d like. http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/when-the-moment-comes-i-die/

    Gayle ~

  4. Great piece on death! Beautiful imagery, it gives me chills. 🙂


  5. love the word flow and the music your words bring forth.

    haunting imagery, powerful poetry.


  6. Great

  7. I really like these death poems you are working on – I like the changes and shifts in tone between them, and that you are taking it seriously, but not somberly. Fun stuff!

    • I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my series on Death, its a topic that’s always interested me. Sadly I think the Danse Macabre set will remain as the three for the forseeable. I always see death as something that is going to happen, so you might as well accept it, though probably not make too light of it. Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the thoughtful comments.
      The Lonely Recluse.

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