Reblog of Ghost Ship: The Flying Dutchman Sails On and On

March 5, 2020 at 10:25 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, Ghost Story, Gothic, Gothic poem, Gothic romance, History, Horror, International Intrigue, Mystery, Mystery/horror, Mythology, News, Poetry, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , )

A supernatural narrative poem and vampire novel chapter I wrote over a year and 3 months ago:

Dracul Van Helsing

On a moonlit night the sky’s spotlight
casts its rays down on tonight’s performer
a sailing ship rising out of the mist
in a globe theatre where sea and sky do meet
From underneath the water Poseidon’s hand
seems to rise from below the depths
lifting the old Dutchman like a pearl of great price
as an offering and a gift to Diana’s lantern in the night sky

Oh ship of mighty oak and sturdy deck and towering masts
what a price thou hast paid
for having for a master one Captain Hendrick Van der Decken
He who would make league and sup with the Devil
to have the fastest ship that would sail to the East Indies and back

And so there at the Cape of Good Hope
ship, master and crew would lose all hope
as Captain Hendrick stood on deck at the wheel
and cursed the wind…

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  1. Katherine said,

    Nice poem! 🌸

  2. Kanika Tripathi said,

    Great imagery!
    Do you plan to publish your poems (if you haven’t already)?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Kanika. 🙂

      Yes, someday I hope to be able to afford a desktop PC again so I can once again upload my manuscripts and my poems to Amazon for self-publishing.

      I can’t do it off a tablet or a smartphone.

  3. Rain Alchemist said,

    Good one, really mystical and great imagery 👌😊

  4. Jessica said,

    Will go read it the poem soon, but I’m lost hunting some of my comments in your blog! 😭 I read the first part of your reply but then the internet browser collapse and so many other WP notification arrived and through your comment into the abyss. This sucks! 😭

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