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Beyond the veil hallowed, I am Witches blood & wine;
flame of throne, soothsayer & death, magick seething
Come hither; drink me dark'n divine

Whispers of Night's harvest, ravenous in twilight eerie;
— tongues of Crows in gothic serenade
Poised in wilderness shadowed, I beseech thee:
"O' darkest Love, seek me in decay, dripping from thy lips"
Incantations of the Moon glisten from mine eyes ...
Seraphic-winds undress Demons in the trees;
— dreaming streams o'er Nature's breast
Black-feathered-Priests covet my nocuous splendor
— For I am Winter's nocturne —
a dark-mantra, salivating on the edge of the world
And so she peered into the embers of my soul —
cloaked in a dream, falling, where savage wings fly
Thou art the evening tide... the mystique I shall love;
Evermore, unto a sea of black roses, from grave to sky



— Arthur Crow © 2012
DO NOT DOWNLOAD MY WORK

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Nightflyin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Arthur, your poetry wraps around me like a blanket of comfort! Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all! <3
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otakufujioshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Loved it.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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EnchantedRealmsArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful, I really enjoyed reading this :heart:
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm captivated by this poem, totally seduced by its dark romanticism... Breathtaking to say the least... And of course, masterly written like always... Love it! :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Well thank with much love... just happy you enjoyed reading it.
Always fun for me to write this way :)
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ancientpoet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Sort of Poe like and vampirish
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Writer
I like that response, thank you :)
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ancientpoet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
My pleasure
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asianstateofmind Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love it, "thou art the evening tide... the mystique I shall love; Evermore, unto a sea of black roses, from grave to sky" really got me. Good work!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks... appreciate the positive response :)
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asianstateofmind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^^ Your welcome :)
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RosaEnora Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this is quite beautiful :) I have to say I'm very impressed . This work is amazing! Really, I love it ^_^
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Hey thanks so much.. and I'm only happy you thought it was well written :)
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RosaEnora Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Haha I thought it was fantastically written :) your work has a very chilling dark to it that brings out the strong emotions in it. It's hard to show that kind of emotion in words ^_^
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Aww thanks, I do enjoy writing in the dark-gothic genre, it is always
a challenge, but lot's of fun.
Nice to know some people enjoy this style and I'm not scaring everyone away haha
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RosaEnora Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Writer
Haha your welcome ^_^ I really enjoy it
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Whispers of Night's harvest, ravenous in twilight eerie;
— tongues of Crows in gothic serenade"
God, you always send chills running up and down my spine! Love this, hun!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Awesome reply.... much love and thanks :love:
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Exceptional piece... love where the imagery sets me.
"unto a sea of black roses, from grave to sky" (perfect! - just perfect!))
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh thank you... really happy you thought well of this one :)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yes... I do, it's a rich scene.:D
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leonardomartin-Axel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Artist
Beautiful...
Love your poetry
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you
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leonardomartin-Axel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Artist
Its the truth sir :)
thanks for the fave and watch
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Pleasure.. and thank you :)
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lunar-rose620 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful piece!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you
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lunar-rose620 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome :D
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GyptianOwl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to really stop and read your works! They're stunning!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Hey thanks, just hope you enjoy some of my stuff :)
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Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
my inner goth loves this :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
and I love your inner goth babe :)
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Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hehe :) x
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
(Shoot. You have three downloads already. I get those, too. Always annoying.)

As for your piece, I like the general feeling: So gothic and dark, so full of savage and wishful magick.

I'm not sure why you italicized certain words, since every word weighs heavy, but you're the writer.

I'd leave out the italics if it was me, but it isn't. I think only the part "Oh darkest lover..." could use them.

I ilke the capital letters used. I like the general feel here and see it as a dark song for the Winter Solstice.

Thank you. :+fav:

By the way, is this linked to other work? If so, it might be good to include the links in Comment.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
I might as well get used to pole downloading my work.. hard to stop it.

Thanks so much for reading and your comments, glad you liked my scribe and style.
Why I italicized certain words: It's a cryptic message to certain viewers (long story).
No this piece is not related or linked to anything else. Sometimes I do link things together
at a later date, but this one I will leave be.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
Thanks for your reply. Yep, it's impossible to stop downloads here (at least so far).

I can't respond to ..."(long story)" but understand.
I also understand that "...this one [you] will leave be." It's a winner. :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
*to people
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IntriguingJ Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nice Arthur
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another wonderful, beautiful and captivating piece. Great work. C:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
So happy you thought so, thank you :)
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ha ha you are welcome
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wow, I had a series of emotions while moving through this piece! At first it had a certain pagan beauty I admired, then it got very "dark" and nearly lost me, then I realized the "poetry" in its darkness, it's relevance to the piece overall and thought: "Oh, I see...!" You really pulled out all the stops at the end! Nicely done!!!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for admiring the beauty and darkness expressed in my work.. really appreciate your response :)
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Absolutely! It was well worth the read!
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gothic, magical (or should that be magick) and an other-wordly/a world or era that time has forgotten feel to it. :heart: keep up the great work!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
I like 'magick' :) And thanks so much for your comments :)
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: you're most welcome!!
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