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The Falling



Upon malodorous rapture of orphaned darkness,
eternal melancholy becomes twisted and hollow
In the severed reflections of sanguine shadows,
we will drown in ruby tears of pain and sorrow

Whispers of odium seep gently into my dreams...
The Raven lingers in solemn clouds dark as coal
My blood surges like a chorus of bitter requiem
And my lips — the anathema of your dying soul

Dark lust hums like a cold tide of weeping voices
Perfumed in ash & bone, hallucinations imbue —
Blood soaked robes hang from my slender bride,
shimmering like scarlet threads under ebon skies
After sable petals fall upon my beloved's grave,
there will dwell but ravaged winds of lonely cries

O' Witch of mine, dark'n dreary, forsake me not
In a sombre kiss, veiled in falls of ambient pitch,
we drift into the renaissance of the Falling...
ever dreaming and bathing in the poetry of death
In the web of mortality demons haunt & undress,
Deep in the gloaming, I beseech thy last breath

My thirst seethes in rivers of serpentine venom
In the Witching hour, silhouettes thrust & ache
— passion hastes in a sepulcher of livid fire —
And incantations of woe covet love evermore
Let us discard our flesh to the chalice of destiny,
so together we may perish into forgotten lore

Within carrion mists our memories fall into stone,
in the winds of purgatory, my bride begins to wail
Under a full moon I cast my blood into open seas,
where the vessel of our darkness shall forever sail



Arthur Crow © 2012
Gothic ambiance


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:iconnightflyin:
Nightflyin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Flowing like a river, this poem doesth flood my soul! Beautiful!
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Writer
wow so deep and beautiful....
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you, glad you enjoyed my dark spill of words :)
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Writer
lol, your welcome :)
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LovelyZ Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful piece
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading me :)
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LigeiaAndTheHaunted Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
A kind of travel through the mind, certainly yours.
Thank you for sharing.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
And thank you for reading & commenting :)
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TRexyBusiness Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy the profundity of your words.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
:heart:
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UnknownName13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Love how you use darkness to convey deep feelings within. Beautiful :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for reading :)
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UnknownName13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
You're welcome
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Lilac-Vrt-Olligoci Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not often I look around at poetry due to the front page tipping me off, but this piece is incredible. It's professional, it's so chock full of imagery that I have to read it again and even then my breath gets caught. It's like Silent Hill, but poetic. Or something.

xD Anyway I'm no literature analyst, so I'm just going with the emotion.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Really appreciate the great response. So pleased enjoyed reading my work.
Thanks very much :)
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Lilac-Vrt-Olligoci Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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erco71 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: fav`d
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks for that :)
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erco71 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well deserved :)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
In touch with the darkness inside...
I like the display of your thoughts and imagery in this piece.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend :)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
You're very welcome! :D
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Hi.

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Dverner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh blessed goddess of the night that is GORGEOUS! Your poetry is truly elegance incarnate!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Writer
What a great reply, thank you so much :)
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Dverner Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're absolutely welcome! This is one of my favorites out of all your works so far! I look forward to your future grandeur!
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Dadestar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Writer
very cool
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you.
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Writer
This is such an incredible poem! :D The rhythm and word choice are both amazing, as always, and I love your theme. So interesting! Excellent work~
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Really appreciate the positive response, thanks so much :)
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :)
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parchmentgirl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Writer
Those who are well read will understand this piece and find themselves able to pick apart the careful imagery that you have crafted here. The Gothic ambiance is very powerful throughout, though it did seem to overshadow the poem itself at times. It is not a piece that can be read once and taken in completely, it requires a lot of thought to see what is being said. This is both wonderful to see, but also somewhat of a pitfall. For the audience who can read this and take the time to understand it then it will be a piece of beauty, for those who find poetry of such depth odious, then they will simply skip it over. It is a piece for a limited audience.
It is clearly a professional piece, and I am not by any means a professional critique. (Though I do my best to present insightful and helpful comments to those who submit to 'Outstanding Literature'.)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for your feedback, appreciate the time and glad you enjoyed reading me.
Yes I was warned when I first joined DA that my style of writing would not be
compatible with the general audience here. I'm not too phased.. it's different
every where, on one of my Facebook pages I literally get more responses & appreciation
than I can keep up with. Out of all the sites I share my works - this place is the slowest.
But I passionately love what I do, so I'll take the challenge to become appealing here if I possible can. Just takes a bit of time :)
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LauraChan3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :) you can really feel the passion and the rage both in the wording and the rhythm!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Hi thanks for commenting.. pleased you could feel both those emotions in this piece :)
That's what I was hoping for!
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BlacK-Kat9 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*flabbergasted*
Thank GOD there is people out there who make English beautiful.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Great response! Many thanks my friend :)
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BlacK-Kat9 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome~
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Within carrion mists our memories fall into stone"
Love this line!!! :love:
It reminded that we might be dead and gone, but our stories will not be buried. They will live on through poems, through the memories of others, and through the impact we make :) Thank you for bringing that back to mind :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, I also liked the way that particular line turned out.
And thrilled you enjoyed reading me.. I can't express adequately how passionate
I am about writing this way.

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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You? Can't express something? That is a lie lol :) You're a beast when it comes to words!!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
A beast when it comes to words? Haha, I love that! ;)
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha well you are!! :love:
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Good god this is masterful! The imagery was explosive! :D
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
So happy you enjoyed! :)
thank you
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adarwen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dark and melodious great work
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much
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adarwen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
youre welcome
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Momo587 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This poem .. at 1st I thought that these were my favorite lines:
"After sable petals fall upon my beloveds grave,
there will be nothing but echoes of lonely cries"

I understood them in a very personal way, so they touched me very deeply ..

but then .. you (oh murderer you kekeke) had these lines lerking after:
"O' Witch of mine, dark'n dreary, forsake me not
In a sombre kiss, veiled in falls of ambient pitch,
we drift into the renaissance of the Falling...
ever dreaming and bathing in the poetry of death
In the web of mortality demons haunt & undress,
Deep in the gloaming, I beseech thy last breath"

you don't have to write about me in your poems, I've welcomed you into my coven ever since I read
"Darkest Evermore my Love" .. kekekeke

Joking aside, This poem is the perfect amount of darkness with a hint of beauty. I really loved it and it is very much to my taste and liking; you know how to use your words and you know how to use them well to arouse the imagination, curiosity and appitite as well.
Great job.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow my friend, many thanks to you for such a grand response..
so very pleased you enjoyed reading it as much as you did.

Really appreciate it your words :)
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