Friday, 4 November 2011

The Supernatural

The Slender Man by Lawrence Camm

Kicking off our coverage of the Supernatural in suitably ghoulish style is Lawrence Camm's illustration of a recurring nightmare featuring the mysterious Slender Man. After researching the topic, Lawrence found that this faceless figure was a regular fixture in nightmares across the globe. Have you seen the Slender Man? If so, write us a poem - perhaps he can be banished (or even summoned!) by the right combination of words...

Below we have a selection of new poems, most of which have some supernatural dimension to them in keeping with the theme. Quite a few also contain tattoos after some students became engrossed in Roald Dahl's disturbing short story in which an old tramp disappears while bearing the inkwork of a famous artist on his back. Feel free to send us poems which are off-topic too - it's all fuel to the fire on this island...

Anyway, enjoy the poetry below and let us know your thoughts in the comment boxes. Next month's theme is the great mindbending idea of Time - don't go too cross-eyed as you contemplate it.