Exquisite Corpse #5: Final Chimes

The exquisite corpse has risen again… cold feet swing free of the binding shrouds that have held him and he once again feels terra firma gripping his bony toes. It calls him to return, but he resists. Instead, he stretches long angular limbs, tearing loose the gauze and bandages. Eyes blazing, he looks to the mirror to see what we have made. Our creation draws breath and our lovely corpse lives.

Thank you to everyone who contributed lines for our Halloween edition of exquisite corpse. This poem has been created by a group of poets dedicated to bringing dark poetry to playful life. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the winner of the special necklace containing real dirt sustainably harvested from Edgar Allan Poe’s original grave site—the perfect lucky charm for horror writers.

For now, enjoy this dark day and what we’ve created… Happy Halloween and a blessed Samhain! We will do this again in November.

Previous corpses…

Exquisite Corpse #1: Collaborative Poem

Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle

Exquisite Corpse #3: Toxicated

Exquisite Corpse #4: Deceptions

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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3 Responses to Exquisite Corpse #5: Final Chimes

  1. Marge Simon says:

    This looks great! How many lines each were contributed, I wonder?

  2. There were six lines contributed. The first stanza was one line all by itself.

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