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Upon one Night's tempest, my hunger did beckon ever darkly:
"In nomine dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi!"
And in the perfume of immortality, I bathed deep and long ....

Within the labyrinth of melancholy, I am the black flame gleaming;
befallen in the mist when closed thine eyes
Harken thee, River's blush weeping scarlet in nocturnal ballad
In orphaned prophecy, I am the lust of sacrament —
dark enchantment wanton — Hade's syrup undressing in your soul
I have crossed oceans of time, haunted by thy gaze and lips,
lost in whispers of passion dripping like song into folding horizons
Eons spent, yet thy figure dark, I crave solemn upon Raven's call
For thou art the breath of a rose entombed in velvet-nightfall ...

'Our lives are but confessions of beasts and things forsaken;
— woven into a bloody tapestry of a Lover's fable
My wound is the requiem of the sky, the exodus of daylight
Across sanguine fields I hath sojourned, coveting winds sable
Seek you me, for eternity would surely fade, lest I drink you deep
Intoxicated by your love; rendered by shadow and plutonian lore
Here I shall rest in the netherworld, unto dreams decay evermore



— Arthur Crow © 2012
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Nightflyin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
So very captivating! One of my most favorites!
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Redheadmermaid1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful poem, Very well written
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)
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MozartsNemesis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is wonderfully done. A fave. You paint with words such wondrous pictures.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks much, pleased you enjoyed :)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For thou art the breath of a rose entombed in velvet-nightfall ...

'Our lives are but confessions of beasts and things forsaken;

Intoxicated by your love; rendered by shadow and plutonian lore


These were three lines I loved a lot. This poem is a wonderful drive on the arcane and the antediluvian.

Its dark, but its a worthwhile read. Mature readers prefereably, but yes, its good stuff.

That's what I feel, its an opinion; but having said that, it was a worthwhile read - very subtle, but full of ideas.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for reading my splash of darkness.. it was a re write of an old Vampire themed piece I did ages ago.
Twas rather long, and when I chopped out all the crap, it narrowed down to less than 20 lines lol
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol 20 lines of pure unadulterated darkness :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
bwahaha, just how we likes it ;)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol hahahaha

... OOOohhhOohhhOhOhoOhh I almost forgot... Honestly...

Have you ever read "Mise en Abime"...?

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Believe me... you'll probably like it :)
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Gary-thedreamingpoet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Dark, beautiful and magical. :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Well done!
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:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, my darling...just simply...wow. I'm literally at a lost for words. It was just so wonderful :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Love and thanks... so pleased you enjoyed :love:
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You never disappoint me :heart:
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Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... amazing yet again. :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :heart:
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Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem as always.
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful and enchanting. Great job! C:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad you thought so, thanks for commenting :)
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome. C: I am waiting for more. :D
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh there's always more.... ;)
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ha ha ha ha of course there is :D
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Beautiful.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Always welcome. :clap:
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ScarlettQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
" - Hade's syrup undressing in your soul"

Sigh...so beautiful...
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
Very, very good Free Verse. Unlike the majority here, you have executed true free-verse with skill and adversity. Admirable, sir.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for the positive response :)
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
My pleasure!
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Tokosha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I COMAND YOU TO MAKE A COLLECTION AND SELL THEM TO USA
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
LOL It shall be done! ;)
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Tokosha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WILL BUY IT. >:U
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh you are awesomesauce :)
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Tokosha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If i got a bunch if money I WOULD BUY MANY MANY MANY COPIES TO GIVE AWAY SO YOU GET MONEY. YOUR POEMS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU DESERVE TO BE SHOVED IN MY ENGLISH TEXT BOOK D:<
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Awww that's so sweet. All the poems I have had published account for very little in the way of dollars. A coffee table book is in
the works - hopefully I'll find greater reward; not that it matters really, but would be helpful.
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Tokosha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you have a goal everything will work out eventually :3 but i would totally buy your book many times and recomend it to my friends and teachers X3
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
When it's completed, I'll send you a copy and you can share with
friends at school and home :)
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautifully written :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for viewing
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Me2Smart4U Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is well written indeed. The emotions within are strong and has a very deep and unique flow..
I truly enjoyed reading :boogie:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks, I originally wanted a smoother flow but didn't want to sacrifice
the form, so I just left it be.
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Me2Smart4U Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
most welcome :hug:
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bohemian-empress Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
High art.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
:)
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NoodlesAddict Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It has something from Shakespeare... :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading me
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