Catherine, it’s cold and it’s late…

Vintage gothic romance covers- tonight a beautiful woman turns toward a lighted window as she lingers by the gates of a country chateau.   Her hair and make-up are just so.  What’s not to love?  What’s in store for Catherine?

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How long must you tarry?
The path by midnight
 beckons, and the milky way
splashes across the night.
But go no further.  It's not safe 
on a dark country lane
alone.  Hurry, home.
The air is chill and
Sister predicts a killing 
frost in the valley
tonight.

 

 

 

Wait! Don’t go…

Vintage gothic romance covers- a beautiful young woman- a mansion… a single light in the highest window.  A fabulous outfit – a look of trepidation.  It’s fun to imagine her story might be just from the cover…

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Maggie, dear.

You’re perfect.

The dress, the pink bow

your nails- a brilliant shade of vermillion.

He doesn’t like to be kept waiting,

so you’d best go,

or maybe

you should turn and run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a sepulcher by the sea…

Vintage gothic romance covers- a beautiful young woman- always running away from the house, castle, asylum… a light in the window.  Hair blowing, great outfit (maybe a nurse’s uniform complete with cap and cape)… what’s not to love?  What’s her story?

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Day and night, Annabelle,

waves throw themselves 

upon the sharp rocks

below your window.

You must get away, but

there is no safe haven

down on the jagged shore.

Dead limbs have a long reach, so

wrap the gauze of your scarf a little closer, and

watch out for your pretty neck.

 


 

 

 

 

 

You’ll catch your death…

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Vintage gothic romance covers- a beautiful young woman- always running away from the house, castle, asylum… a light in the window.  Hair blowing, great outfit (maybe a nurse’s uniform complete with cap and cape)… what’s not to love?  It’s fun to think what her story might be just from the picture…

YOU’LL CATCH YOUR DEATH… 


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without your gloves or your hat.

Look, your hands are frozen.

Come back,

sit by the fire with me

and share a brandy for warmth.

I won’t bite.

The cliffs are icy,

and sea is fierce tonight.

I wouldn’t want anything to happen.