Get Listed with Fireblossom

For the list challenge at Real Toads this month, Fireblossom has selected words from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.  Without further ado, here’s my offering.  How does it happen that this also just happens to be 55 words.  I’m sharing with G-Man for a birthday 55!


out in the lavish woods
cadaverous dancing occurs
vulgarly swinging limbs
working into a frenzy;
the fat lady gyrating
a devilish catastrophe
against drunken madmen
a strangely natural oddity
lasting long and deep until
the cock’s first crow;
the sunlight soothing
night’s irrational desires,
when the lunacy subsides
to the gossip’s whisper
and sideways glances