Monday, October 31, 2005

Day No.1 - Night

Thing by the river day 1 night

17 comments:

Sniffy said...

Fantastic.

How much of "The Thing" is Herge, or somebody from your real life?

Sniffy said...

Fuck! There are some scary ghostly Victorian children!

Were they there before?

Herge Smith said...

Yep, they were.

And it's not based on me, I don't live in a hole on a riverbank.

Sniffy said...

Oh, OK, it's just that I wan't sure what the standard of housing was like down your way. These bloody LCD screens are great for text and stuff, but you sometimes miss graphicky things if you have them tilted at the wrong angle.

Spooky little kiddies.

You realise they're going to give me the most terrible nightmares. They're like those kids from The Others.

edwaado said...

It's like a cross between Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe and, err, Roger McGough

MHN for short said...

Aha! So I was right, or were you inspired??? :-D

I'm digging your poetic streak. I'm also enjoying getting to read your blog on a daily basis again. :-)

Herge Smith said...

Edwaado - no it ain't- although I am impressed that you could name 3 poets - mind you, you are sitting at a desk with a PC that has access to such information - aintchya?

MHN - I took a cue from your previous comment - interactive poetry no less, you don't get that with Mr Andrew Motion - Doya?

Tina - Y'know The Others is based on Turn of the Screw - dontchya?

edwaado said...

Ha ha, I wish. No I'm at work so whilst technically I have access to all the web has to offer, in practice this is not so easy - it takes me 10 minutes just to download angrychimp. And you-knowse-it.

Sniffy said...

Herge, what sort of uneducated bozo do you take me for? Of COURSE I knew that!

Errrm... no I didn't, I've never even heard of it. You know I don't read very much.

Leave me alone, I'm having a very difficult autumn.

Rowan said...

Now I want to read the Turn of the Screw, have heard of it, never read it and I loved the Others, so should be up my alley.

Herge, glad to see your poetry is here just in time for Halloween. I've missed you so.

Sniffy said...

Yes Herge, Hallowe'en really wouldn't have been the same without you!

MHN for short said...

Glad I could be of service m'Lord...

No, you don't usually get interactive poetry, that is unless Dave is asking for constructive criticisms and then gets offended... :-p wah, wah, wah...

I love the Others. I had no idea it was based on the Turning of the Screw. I've always heard of that book?, who wrote it?

Geeze, the verification word is long... ycxehvqq

MHN for short said...

E.A. Poe ROCKS!

Faltanus said...

i have to say i love how scarlett o'hara our friend the Thing is. and i still say this is verse and a tale that edward gorey would be proud of.

Herge Smith said...

Thanks everyone - Falt - you are correct - Gorey as always.

He is king.

Karen said...

THE PLOT THICKENS.

(Happy Halloween everyone!)

MHN for short said...

I just looked "Turning of the Screw" up and found an exerpt. It must be the next book I read! Thanks Herge.