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Those seasons famished in myriad dreams;
Long of quests in realms of Fae ...
For yet a feast of forest wine I would adorn,
Or beyond pleasures dressed in valleys rich
Gardens of sweet Avalon digress —
Where thy gaze painted embers in my soul
Unto her lore, I pursue and caress
To Autumn’s decree a world hath been slain!
Then Nature’s magick whispered above:
‘And forever the stars shall wander untamed,
like a fable of thieves lost in the wind’

Laments of twilight sweep with promise ~
And over the enchanted I hath prevail’d!
Where I am but a dream, within her dream


— Arthur Crow © 2013
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Beautiful!
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virnagray Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh dear, I love the part that says "Where thy gaze painted embers in my soul ..." ... Hhhhmmm you couldn't have chosen a more beautiful way of saying that!!! :iconloveloveplz: ... The whole poem is just BEAUTIFUL, Arthur, great job!!! :clap::clap::clap:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you sweetheart.. it's really nice when people recognize those few threads of magick I try to weave into my poems :kiss:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasure, my dear Arthur!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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hiddendelights Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Hi there! :wave: 

Your wonderful deviation has been featured this week at Feature-Me-Weekly

Well done! :clap:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Writer
That's epic of you, thanks so much! :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You truly are the best poet on dA. You could be a neo-Shakespeare if you tried to publish, though perhaps you have already.  In any case, your numbers would likely increase enormously if aimed at a different audience.  
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome compliment, thanks for that.
I have published, but it does not pay that well unfortunately.
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BookWormMK Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The third before last line has a tilde. What is its purpose?
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Line suspension.
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BookWormMK Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wouldn't a hyphen be better?
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Not in this case
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Naktarra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Writer
This is by far some of the best poetry on DA. It's very mysterious and almost feels kinda like reading A Midsummer Night's Dream actually. XD
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Gratitude! I could not ask for a better response. Glad you liked it :)
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AsakoBunny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is INCREDIBLE! By far some of the best I have ever read! (And I like a lot of the stuff I read, haha!)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer
That's a great response, thank you very much, and happy you enjoyed it :)
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AsakoBunny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most very welcome~!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Best last line I've ever read, Arthur. Well done.

I've noticed that your poetry has significantly improved. Honestly - the fluid use of imagery and the way it portrays the muse. I love the way this poem captures her radiance in its words. Honestly, its a beautiful poem, and I'm honestly impressed.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Lol, and that was the only line I had doubt on. But now I am glad I went with it.
Thanks bro, your feedback is always priceless!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) You're welcome. Cheers, and keep writing and being totally awesome...
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Keldren-Stormraven Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Sublime... You have a wonderful eloquence and your grasp of old world prose is exquisite...
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks my friend :)
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Rhaevyn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was so Shakespearean!  Just lovely.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much :)
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DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man ... you are one person I can always depend on to deliver ... awesome poem
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend, just happy you enjoyed it.
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DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I won't lie, this piece was very similar to a thanksgiving meal.
Enticing but intimidating, colorful but a bit too bright at times,
and with segments that make it hard to wrap your head around the
whole.

This work had me reading multiple times,
you have a mind-numbing ability with words and
their composition, 
and as a result had me running to catch up. :)

The way you write isn't something that can be understood
or fully appreciated through a simple read.

Like a three course meal it has to be absorbed and enjoyed 
throughout, with small bites and an open mind.

Thanks a bunch, and keep on keepin' on.

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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
You can be sure I'll never make it easy for the reader to understand ;)

It has become a part of my philosophy & style as a writer to be cryptic
and leave an abundance of possibilities as to meaning.

Thanks for viewing and your comments.
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JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem at all.

My difficulty with your work honestly has a lot
to do with the fact that besides my experiences in high-school,
my knowledge in regards to the structure and propers for literature
is extremely limited.

I can still make my way around the word-built block, though,
and was and am honestly glad I got to read your stuff.

:)
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stapel238 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Writer
Well done!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Magical:rose:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading
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MidgetR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
The last line was perfect. Beautifully written.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad you liked it :)
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chewyraezen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you stayed within the parameters of an ancient language. well done! the last line is sweet perfection!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks so much
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SylviaVeir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You write beautifully!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad you enjoyed
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Moonlark91 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks
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Moonlark91 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your welcome ^^
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Anninhaxox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is gorgeous! Love it :) 
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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Anninhaxox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
You're welcome. :) 
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