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Black Silk Drawing

“In painting
he was sincere”

(Quack)

I was skillful
in the supreme madness
that accosted me

Impossible!

Fools are
insufferably
nothing,
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
fierce

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.

Author:

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’
    and
    ‘possessed of black silk drawing’.

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