Monday, October 15, 2012

Born in the U.V. Ray

Still-born from the thunderous night
So malformed, such a blundering wight
When this Lazarus freak
Could first hazard a peek
Forlorn, it saw sun, reached for light.

David Cairns

Boris Karloff touches us in James Whale's Frankenstein (1931). 

Limerick Lexicon: Wight is a Middle English word, from Old English wiht, and used to describe a creature or living sentient being. It is akin to Old High German wiht, meaning a creature or thing.

1 comment:

surly hack said...

Thanks for the brilliance, David.