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O’er desolate shores wept the fate of immortal flames
And into a Winter sun I bleed my dreams,
as a thousand years of love & war dressed the sky
Long-ships sailed to the otherworld upon Odin’s breath
Betwixt night and day I wandered, shimmering, peering
— Till my chalice of Dragons blood flowed but no more
I became a warrior lost in the stars, drifting, ever falling,
Until the shadows entombed my soul in Raven-lore

Lo the tempest eerie; ‘magick entwining spirit and flesh
Upon snow I awoke dreary, beneath winged-silhouettes
‘Couldst be, my Princess adored; — last of the Valkyrie!
I recall — myriad of black feathers in leisured-dance,
And our love soared ravenous unto darkness befallen
From the frosts of creation I wrought gloom and desire,
Bore the tongue of fevered winds thru oceans of time
Here thy whispers feasting, I linger, clad in mists of fire

O’ we have lived, in the arms of shadow and vapors
We have sung, in fields of nightmares and dreams
And we have loved, in the twilight of Freyja

Behold! The Norse winds howl — our passion seeking
Let a kiss undress the Night of our souls, I implore!
Dark ash slides in Raven-song across Sun and Moon,
Amethyst blood streaking thru snow, gleaming fiercely
The ether of worlds fabled besiege my blood flow —
All hallowed is the Raven! ‘Spellbound o’er gothic skies
Lo the rapture of gossamer wings, ‘velvet shades covet
— Ballets, darkly and wanton — till the morrow cries

At thy soft-ghostly figure seraphic, hungry and dripping
— caught my breath pondering in Acheronian lore
Echoes of funeral pyre caress cloud & mountain peaks
Thine gaze cast upon me — sinking deep to the core
Plumes of sweet obsidian encircle, waiting, dreaming
‘Enchanted,’ Said she, with silver gleam in her eye
Unto the great halls of Valhalla we shall make haste,
— Jeweled in eternity — ‘where the brave never die

— Arthur Crow © 2012

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Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am never disappointed in reading you Arthur. It's always so beautiful and flowy. I'm so jealous of your skill. >_<
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you endlessly :hug:
Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome dearest <3
WithTheBrokenSmile Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your prosody is rhymatic and captivating! such a pleasure to read :)
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Love and thanks.. glad you enjoyed reading me :)
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a nice work :) I like the concept that you have chosen and the language that was used. It was natural in accordance with the time era that was defined. Quite a wonderful work in my opinion! I wasn't sadly able to get the meaning line by line (happens all the time [oh I created a rhyme!]) but the overall story line did register and I did enjoy the meter and rhythm imensely! Keep it up :D
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for the time reading me, and the valuable feedback.
I can be very cryptic in my expressions, and perhaps a tad vague
in piecing together my lines. Just the nature of my style.
Thank you again for commenting, much appreciate it! :)
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome and being unable to fully comprehend works is a bad trait of mine ^^; I hope my opinion was of some value :nod:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Not a bad trait, some view points on poetry like obscurity,
and some poets don't make it easy to understand.
It's all good :)
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good to know that :)
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