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Beneath a sky of Kings, mortal life quivered
Warm rains spilled a fever of unborn dreams;
— like a silent song of golden pollen falling in
timeless reverie, seeding forests arcane
The dawn of enchantment crested ancient lands,
adorning the hunger of shadows and spirits
Long I stood in the flow of primeval rapture...
where unto the hallowed beckoned wild
I slept in the cradle of Nature's magick,
windswept in feasts of tongue & flame
Dreams and dreamers, in haste I did reap
And I thrusted my sword into the sky
Ever night's bequest, the stars shall not die

Thru seasons of fabled rhythms I roamed;
— my soul etched into the mists of time
O'er pastel fields, untamed memories seek
In a circle of Kings, I shimmered in ebon robes
Perfumed eyes gathered like nightingales
And I watched upon gossamer tides —
Merlin caught her gaze resting among
the promise of stars and beloved Moon
"Thou art heavenly clad in velvet starlight"
whispered he
She fled upon his song & wept in quietude,
tears fell to the Earth, sparkling like a myriad
of crystals furnishing the ground

Lo winter's breath, cast glory forsaken
I chased the pages of life, deep in the blood of
supernatural alchemy ...
Hum of lips, magick glistened and reached
My passion hunted constellations vast;
twilight flooded bone of trees and brook
Hither I stagger in eclipse of love forlorn
Her essence looms in rivers of ash & snow;
she is the chalice of eternity I lust and drink
— Portraits unveil in the ether —
Secrets entombed and quests evermore
Poised to worlds end until Raven wings I fly
Upon eons of my soul, the stars shall not die

— Arthur Crow © 2012
This tells of once a King roaming Earth, searching for
his Queen who lives in the stars.. and his journey to
reclaim her in mortal realms.


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An excellently woven series of travel and witnessed events
that come together into an epiphany,
something greater than the self of your creation,
and something that resonates as bright as the land you've created.

Similar to another of your works that I read though,
I felt that at times your words were just a bit much,
at times dragging me away from glimpsing a complete and focused picture,
at times distracting in their detail and lack of importance,
in regards to what you had your creation actually doing.

But at the end of the day what you have here is magic itself.

Your majesty and knowledge of words had me utilizing
a few times to be sure that what was in my head was the truth. :)

And after I'd gotten a taste, one serving wasn't enough.

You've fed me the fantastic again, Arthur.
That deserves more than enough kudos to you, man.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully connected words, enchanting imagery - like a painting of fantasy. This is so entrancing. So detailed. The talent is obvious in every line. Wonderfully written :)
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Writer
I really appreciate your comments, thank you very much.
LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!
JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Entrancing, at times tangled in itself,
but a blissful collection of detail and feeling.

Wonderful, man.

Arkiyos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good:) the pictures move as i read it.
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
Emerald-Alexandria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing wordplay- a story brilliantly told. . This is a level of skill I strive for. 
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for your terrific comments :)
Emerald-Alexandria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
You deserve them ^_^
scarecrow707 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it I could picture everything and very eloquent use of writing I always love reading your work friend
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