Posted in Poetry

Black Silk Drawing

“In painting
he was sincere”


I was skillful
in the supreme madness
that accosted me


Fools are
possessed of black silk drawing

The bells jingled

It is nothing.

I shall not die
of proper caution

Azure fangs imbedded
seize the drops of moisture

I broke.


© Jilly’s  All Rights Reserved

Taken from A Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

Posted for dVerse where we are writing erasure or black-out poetry.


A wild soul writing poetry.

34 thoughts on “Black Silk Drawing

  1. I love the title, Jill, and how you have encapsulated the essence of Poe, especially in the lines:
    ‘I was skillful
    in the supreme madness’
    ‘possessed of black silk drawing’.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s