[Thoughts in Haiku] The Tell-Tale Heart


All posts this week will be related to Halloween (not much, really, since I only post something twice or thrice a week πŸ˜€ ). Something creepy, something chilling, or something supernatural, perhaps?

And so it begins…


Summary and Thoughts in Haiku on: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

His eye unnerved him
Obsessive thoughts formed in mind
Old man’s life, must take

Crime well-thought out, yes?
His plan put into action
One night, kill, conceal

Tracks covered, he did
No one will ever find out
Clever, bold he was

Police came, inquired
No clue he murdered old man
Confident he was

Then heartbeat he heard
Getting louder! Gosh, they’ll hear!
Can’t take it no more

T’was me! Me! Said he
D’you think him insane, maybe?
No, he insists not

His story, macabre
A chilling tale, don’t you think?
Not mad, he insists

Whew! That was my longest haiku so far. Macabre is one of my favorite words, so I wanted to throw it in there somewhere (last time’s favorite word included was “epiphany” … maybe I should start making a list?)

A side note from Weatherly Fact: Hazy is a scaredy-cat. A scaredy-cat, I tell you. So she will be reading nothing scary or ghostly, or any horrifying stories at all. At all. I doubt she’d be posting anything of the sort. :mrgreen:

11 thoughts on “[Thoughts in Haiku] The Tell-Tale Heart

  1. πŸ˜† I think Weatherly is just very, very brave! The professor doesn’t like scary stuff either, though MicP Studios is going to do a Halloween show.

    Love this haiku. Brilliantly written! (And Poe’s scary!)

  2. I think Weatherly needs to realize we all have our own levels of tolerance when it comes to different things, including being scared πŸ˜›

    Love the haiku, by the way!

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