Treasure Island

Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Fragment Of A Ghost Story


A shovel of his ashes took
From the hearth's obscurest nook,
Muttering mysteries as she went.
Helen and Henry knew that Granny
Was as much afraid of Ghosts as any,
And so they followed hard-
But Helen clung to her brother's arm,
And her own spasm made her shake.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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