Summary: A poetic look at the oppressive sleep of the Inferi within the icy cave.
Written for the 2015 October Triathlon.
Summary: They rise from the depths of the icy water as he tries to save the professor from the horrors of that ghastly potion...Can he escape them?
Written for the 7th Annual October Triathlon. It won for Stage Two!
Summary: Severus Snape is born into adverse circumstances, and his coping mechanisms only cause more misery.
Summary: Vincent Crabbe is eighteen years old. And sadistic. And creepy.
Summary: Ann Boelyn, a Squib accused of being a witch, miscarries the heir to the throne and now faces execution.
Summary: The antics in the Room of Requirement lead Draco to face an enemy he fears: Death.
Summary: Pulvis et umbra sumus. We are dust and shadows. - Horace, Odes
The Black family is made of ashes.
This poem, based of the prompt above by Horace, won first place in the first round of the October Triathlon 2013.
Summary: Lily Potter stares out her bedroom window, waiting for danger to attack.
Summary: Shangri-la (shaŋ-gri-ˈlä) is a remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection.
Or, it is where Luna Lovegood finds herself one day, completely accidentally.
Summary: As the morning approaches on May 2, the embattled defenders of Hogwarts staunchly maintain their hope. They know that Harry will not fail them.
Written for The Carol Challenge of December 2014, in which standard Christmas songs and hymns are rewritten for the Potterverse. Google Light of the Lonely Pilgrim's Heart to see the original which inspired this poem.
Summary: Albus looks into the Mirror of Erised. What he sees is a little more than just socks...
Summary: Molly has studied history and knows the old stories, but she also knows what is really worthwhile in life.
Summary: I didn't know much about Professor Sinistra, the Astronomy Professor, until I wrote her last summer in my story Dark Enough To See The Stars. This poem shows a more personal side of her, even as she references her astronomical knowledge every day. This poem is part of my series (Winter At The Castle, Autumn At The Castle) describing castle life in all the seasons of the year, using various poetic styles. Did Professor Sinistra have a brother? Well, now she does.
Winner of 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best Poetry
Summary: The light and warmth are waning as winter approaches. What that implies depends on who and where you are.
Written for the 2014 Independent Study Poetry Class on the Beta Forums.
Summary: With Lord Voldemort firmly established at Malfoy Manor, and terror pervading everything, Narcissa feels trapped, with no way out of the nightmare. She cannot foresee the turn that fate will take.
Written for the 2014 Independent Study Poetry Class.
Summary: The 'treat' of autumn's glorious beauty is inevitably follow by the 'trick' of winter's bleak and freezing desolation. Compare this poem with the poem Winter At The Castle, also on my author's page.
Written for Stage Three: Trick Or Treat, of the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race To Hallowe'en.
Summary: One moonlit night, a mysterious sorcerer raises up an army of Inferi.
Disclaimer: the following is purely fiction and any resemblance to any real or fictitious persons is clearly coincidental, unless the resemblance is to Voldemort, in which case, this poem was no accident.
Written for the 6th Annual Race To Halloween poetry challenge
Summary: In December of 1997, Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow and realizes that they are the end toward which we all are headed.
Written for the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en.
Inspired by this fragment of verse:
We do lie beneath the grass
In the moonlight, in the shade
Of the yew-tree. They that pass
Hear us not. We are afraid
They would envy our delight
In our graves by glow-worm light.
—”Thomas Beddoes, Dirge
Nominated for 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best Poetry
Summary: Even in its abandonment and slow disintegration, it retains its power to destroy. This is my Poem #1 entry in the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en, a sonnet, prompted by this scrap of verse:
Curious, how she tried the window,--
Odd the way she tried the door,--
Wonder just what sort of people
Could have had this house before.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wraith