Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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.


DO NOT DOWNLOAD MY WORK

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjuliocmiranda:
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 Dictionary.com
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.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
1 out of 1 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconladyofsilver:
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 :)
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Writer
I really appreciate your comments, thank you very much.
Reply
:iconladyofsilver:
LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!
Reply
:iconjuliocmiranda:
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.


Reply
:iconarkiyos:
Arkiyos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good:) the pictures move as i read it.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconemerald-alexandria:
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. 
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for your terrific comments :)
Reply
:iconemerald-alexandria:
Emerald-Alexandria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
You deserve them ^_^
Reply
:iconscarecrow707:
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
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you
Reply
:iconniallcloud:
NiallCloud Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm at a loss for words. This is lovely!
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks so much my friend :)
Reply
:iconwaywardelvenmage:
Waywardelvenmage Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is, amazing. I am left mute in the presence of your incomporable words
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, happy you enjoyed my scribe :)
Reply
:iconaqua-breeze:
Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"She fled upon his song & wept in quietude,
tears fell to the Earth, sparkling like a myriad
of crystals furnishing the ground"
This line always catches my eye. It's so perfect!
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Aww thank you... so grateful for you reading me :)
Reply
:icondannymechanist:
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
bro one word.... "respect" :highfive:
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Big thanks to you brother :)
Reply
:icondannymechanist:
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
Reply
:iconroadkillkitten:
roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Wow! A very moving piece! I felt as if I was really there, in the realm of magick and despair, I think I even felt a chill! Your word choice is is excellent in moving the piece along in a way that makes the reader's eye slow down to truly "experience" the piece. Very well done!
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for taking the time to read me. Glad you enjoyed.. I plan to write a few more like this in the new year.
Reply
:iconroadkillkitten:
roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Absolutely my pleasure. Your work is moving and a joy to read. Can't wait to see the new pieces!
Reply
:iconshehrozeameen:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... NOW it actually falls into place perfectly :)

The second stanza was the most powerful in this poem - very poignant! Brilliant.

Personally, this should come as blank verse or concrete poetry - its very consistent.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks my man, as always - pleased you liked!

Heading over your way this evening to see what's new :)
Reply
:iconshehrozeameen:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)

Not much really... I think... you'd like "Glass House" a little more than the latest work... if you're up for it...
Reply
:iconscarecrow707:
scarecrow707 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
"adorning the hunger of shadows and spirits" really caught my eye one of my favorite parts.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks so much :)
Reply
:icontrexybusiness:
TRexyBusiness Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a noble quest!
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you
Reply
:icontrexybusiness:
TRexyBusiness Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Yup.
Reply
:iconaqua-breeze:
Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not worthy!!! :iconawesomeplz:

Top lines:
"The dawn of enchantment crested ancient lands"
"Perfumed eyes gathered like nightingales
And I watched upon gossamer tides —"
"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"
"Secrets entombed and quests evermore
Poised to worlds end until Raven wings I fly
Upon eons of my soul, the stars shall not die"

^^ Love it!!! :heart:
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks sugar :)
Reply
:iconaqua-breeze:
Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np Poe :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful words; they fuel me throughout the day :heart:
Reply
:iconcygam-7:
Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Fantastic, got goosebumps from the vivid imagery you propose! Loved it :)
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for reading, glad you loved it :)
Reply
:iconshades-of-lethe:
Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here, Arthur: [link] :hug:
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :love:
Reply
:iconirideamagicalladle:
IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really am at a loss for words, it really is just simply too beautiful....
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading and your lovely reply :)
Reply
:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant and intensely visual. The word choices were effective and archaic which for the feel of the poem fitted well. Despite thinking that 'deep in the blood of supernatural alchemy' was a bit overdone, it was a well written poem and I enjoyed the read.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for reading. Pleased you enjoyed it :)
Reply
:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No worries. It was a pleasure :)
Reply
:iconcardianachevalier:
CardianAChevalier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. You are really truly amazing.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed this piece :)
Reply
:iconcardianachevalier:
CardianAChevalier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome. :)
Reply
:iconfleeting-epiphany:
Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Arthur, you are a rock star of poety. The girls of DA, flock to you! I am very envious and excellent work my friend.
Reply
:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Lol, well what can I say.. writing poetry is hard work, so I could only
hope a girl or two would flock my way ;)

But seriously, thanks my friend. Remember DA is a big place, many a fine
talent goes unnoticed, and we all have to make a big effort to be seen.
Reply
:iconfleeting-epiphany:
Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
indeed we do.
Reply
:iconhappygirl21:
happygirl21 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
i love it!!!! very strong worded and i think i could picture everything!!!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconarthurcrow: More from ArthurCrow


Featured in Collections

Beautiful Words by WizardHowl10001

Literature by DoublerTrouble

Poetry by BelaRoseWolf


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
August 25, 2012
File Size
2.0 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,108 (1 today)
Favourites
99 (who?)
Comments
85
×