Wednesday, April 2, 2014


                                                                                                    Author: epSosde
Image: Cool of the Night  (here)

A to Z Challenge # 2 -  B for Betobeto-san

NaPoWriMo: Day # 2

Putrid air tugged at
his nose scathing and pungent
Stillness in the night

Rustling leaves in slight
breeze swaying lightly in the
cool  air of the dark

Melodious crickets
a consolation at most
But still he felt scared

He had taken the
last bus and now he could hear

Betobeto-san – in Japanese mythology it
is an invisible spirit which follows people at
night, making the sound of footsteps

For MJ Joachim's hosting at A to Z Challenge and shared
with NoPoWriMo Day Two to write on a myth


  1. Great "B" post. enjoyable to read.

  2. Lovely! Photo and words both.

  3. Very lovely poem!! And a beautiful photo as well! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Happy A to Z!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. love the touch on the senses in this...building the scene...the sounds...and hey even seeing spirits...i learned a new word too...

  5. So when you think you're being followed it is a betobeto

  6. 'Betobeto-san'... Love the sound of the word, and what you've done with the sound and the meaning in your poem.

    Look forward to the rest of your challenge posts!
    Please consider putting up the Challenge badge on your sidebar so it is easier to identify your participation.

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014

    Twitter: @damyantig

  7. someone invisible coming out of the page of mythology is really the atmosphere you've created...nice