Lo the winds howl "Never you roam the mist"
Wander you far across lands, forest & desert sea
Or dream you deep in a cloudless sky ...
Yet a presence looms & beckons, spirits unseen
For they are the Djinn, silent and ever watching,
embalmed into seasons of mortal blood-flow
And beware, for I shalt not speak of this again,
lest darkness unto thy flesh they quest and sow
Eons adrift in smokeless fire did they slumber...
Befallen to Earth's domain, they undressed fate
The Djinn, ancient dwellers humans would fear
Betwixt worlds they linger, shimmering in fire
Thru parallel dimensions they reach, seducing
dreams and reality, life... You!
Peering eyes thru the veil of time and space;
shape shifters of any form, stalk and hunt
Thoughts & flesh canst not escape their magick
Besieged and shadowed, the human race —
til they are sent back to whence they came
And death became a wanton treasure,
where Angels pillage & Demons lust in flame
"You should never have come human"
— spoke a voice in the winds
"I have been here since the dawn of time,
and I shall cast thee out in tempest!"
Artisans weep in hallucinations of the Sun
Silhouettes bejewel valleys and mountain peaks
Roots of trees swirl beneath fields cast in dew
— patterns of chaos woven into Nature's fabric;
incantations leeching into the bones of men
— eternal whispers summon —
"dream deeper... drink you my wine"
As Serpents gaze thru constellations sable,
perfumed tongues flicker dread and fable
The wilderness of the spirit world ebbs & hums,
like a kaleidoscope of mysterium
A supernatural feast, duels of light and dark
Only where the sweetest pollen dwells,
the Djinn gather intoxicated and tamed —
fleeting moments of love bestowed
But seek you neither hope nor silk of splendor
Alas, when the Sun bows to Night's pitch,
mythical beasts enchant the world anew
Destiny bleeds in estuaries of liquid horizons,
— an exodus of souls in darkest serenade
Ash & lullaby's falling softly into the abyss
Spirits covet and devour, unto we fade
— Arthur Crow © 2012