The Vellichor of Canterbury Library


Melancholy permeates within the walls

The dusty books untouched by time

The ghosts pacing through these halls

Ancient titles printed upon their spines


They roams around lingering for awhile

Oh, such secrets these books conceal

If only they weren't hidden in piles

What Ancient stories they would reveal


The Vellichor of Canterbury Library

Is felt only by the ghostly apparitions

Patrons killed,  sigh, it was so scary

By a crazed fella , with ammunition


Cobwebs, and spiders are their only friends

The books untouched , pages unturned

Yes, Melancholy never seems to end

The Canterbury Library sadly burned


The longing Vellichor of Canterbury 

Is felt only by the ghostly apparitions

And the Ancient books of the Library

Long burnt down and now Nonexistent

The pile of rubble ,barren and cold

But to the ghostly patrons, books to read

Oddly these Ancient books of old

Can’t alleviate their longing needs




  • Author: Dove (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 21st, 2021 11:37
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Views: 46
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  • Neville

    My daughter Bex's partner lives not that far from Canterbury Library .. and I am convince it is lived in by people that passed a very long time ago .. N

    • Dove

      Wow! Didn’t know there was an actual library by that name! I just love the name Canterbury! Thanks for the read! Yes, I believe in spirits

      • Neville

        sounds like one o them Canterbury tales if ya ask me 🙂

      • ron parrish aka wordman

        makes you want to go and feel it yourself

        • Dove

          Thanks Ron, Canterbury Library was made up, but I do believe there are a few Haunted Libraries in The East Coast of USA

          • ron parrish aka wordman

            i would bet on it dove

          • Doggerel Dave

            New word education…You are at it again, Dove. I doubt I will remember them, but in the moment they are fun.
            A neat piece with plenty of dusty musty atmosphere, plus violence and destruction.
            So Matters Arising: Which Canterbury Library?; Where?; Dates of mass shooting and burning?......... or must I take ‘Category: Fantasy’ seriously?

            • Dove

              Definitely Fantasy, though inspired by a paranormal Haunting of a library, and the ghost hunters that go to uncover its secrets! But , definitely trying to write something for vellichor! ! Thanks for reading

            • orchidee

              A fine write Dove.
              There's 7 million books in The Bodleian Library in Oxford, I heard. We can read them all when we got 5 minutes spare.
              Sooo - we are fast readers?! lol.

              • Dove

                Impressive knowledge

              • Neville

                My daughter told me yesterday that they have decided to get married in Canterbury next year .. now aint that lovely ... x

                • Dove

                  Congratulations! Hope it’s a lovely wedding!

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