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~In the brotherhood of darkness — the sacred
candle is a flame that cannot be seen, yet is the
most beautiful jewel of light~

Thru silvery mists I wandered, invoking spirits
Skyclad, spellbound in the poetry of the wind;
where shamans roam, lone and dreaming
— Serpents whispering in the wilderness of soul:
"seek you me... fall thee unto the light of darkness"
And I peered, lusting, deep into twilight-feasting
Forest spectres poured worlds upon my breath;
like plumes of incandescent shadows caressing

Rising in awakened visions and creation foretold
Covet I, the ether within — the primordial dark
Swirling in a fever of supernatural alchemy,
unto the endless sea of thyself — Lumen Naturae
Worlds braided into one when I closed my eyes
Tides of consciousness gardened rivers gleaming
Deserts of gold and ashes swept across my lips
I am but a man, save flickering tongue dreaming

Among the solace of trees I salivate and ponder,
basking in the songs of nocturnal civilizations ...
And the sanctum of Nature's wisdom implored:
"drink you the wine of constellations fabled"
O'er the peaks of mountains, I hath inscribed —
'Bejewel me ravenous unto love and death!
For I am the serpent rising and the blood of light;
A dream of stars & sky — the epitome of night

— Arthur Crow © 2012
‘Lumen Naturae’ — This meaningful light of our own darkness is the Holy Grail, the diamond Stone, the curative Elixir that links our ego-experience and spiritual unity.
Self-knowledge is the science of Creation.


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DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Deep .... Its rare to find such effectively deep work ... loving it
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for commenting my friend :)
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
congratulations, your work is now a favorite of #Poetry-Watchers :)

Keep writing!
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Hey much gratitude for that.. I feel blessed, thank you :)
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome :)
Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You making me cry! Words are so perfectly put together and beautifully written.
Crap, tissue box is empty...I love it!!! :heart:
Healingus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you for this <3 I'm awe for you <3
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much, always... (((hugs)))
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You've improved in this work, Arthur. Well done.

The punctuation is spot on; the theme is solemn and prestigious; and I love most is the flow - its so enchanting...

Its enlightening, and yet it has that certain feel of... self-awareness; of trying to understand one's self.

Which is where it actually fits its title. Well done. Keep writing.
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