#ThrowbackThursday Poetry: Moonlit Madness

It still amazes me that I have 150 poems archived on this blog (give or take 5 poems that might have been revisions). Despite being able to write and post so many, 62% of those poems (don’t ask why I used such a specific number — you get the point) I never want to see again. Especially the ones I shared when I first started this blog. They’re just so bad! They don’t even get views anymore . . . if they ever got views to start with.

Maybe one of these days, I’ll muster up enough courage to share those older poems for a Throwback Thursday post . . . but today is not one of those days, so here’s a poems originally published July 3, 2015 for the Write or Die Wednesday challenge. Please note, in order to get the full eerie effect of this poem, you have to play the music with it! 

Moonlit Madness

It was 1:37 when she heard music.
Awakened in a glowing room,
moonlight seeping through blinds.
Down the hall, ascending,
descending notes echoed off
walls, a hauntingly beautiful
melody— like swimming
in the night; head under
water pouring into ears,
saturating her in silence.
More frightening than a
mysterious pianist in her home—
she owned no piano.


4 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday Poetry: Moonlit Madness

  1. Nortina, this is beautiful! I love the ending, that’s totally my kind of story. 😉 Thank you so much for joining us. I’m sorry I’m so late in seeing this. It’s been crazy this week. But it always makes me smile to see your beautifully written words each week! xo

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    1. Thanks, Mia. Moonlight Sonata is such a beautiful piece, but it’s also terrifying to listen to sometimes. One night, I found my brother playing it in the dark. Nearly gave me a heart attack! BTW I was late adding this to the InLinkz (only did it yesterday). We all have those days when we tell ourselves to do something so many times to the point that we actually think we did it, right? 🙂


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