My folkloric speculative poem “Bluebell Spell” and my dark artwork “Faces and Figures in the Mist” have both been published in the September 2012 issue of parABnormal Digest. This time, poem and artwork aren’t a paired set; they don’t really go together. The poem was inspired by fairy folklore and the lore surrounding bluebells, aka “dead man’s bells”. The artwork was inspired by something that appeared in a photo I took of a reputedly haunted house. The poem has been bopping around, in one form or another, since 2007. I drew the artwork earlier this year.
When the poetry editor of parABnormal Digest accepted “Bluebell Spell” for publication, she called it a delicate poem. I replied by saying that my works inspired by fairy lore tend to be among my most delicate creations. The poetry editor then called me versatile. Versatile poet. I like that.
Apparently, I’m a pretty versatile artist, too. I like to think I am, anyway.