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(a movement of blood - destiny)



It is a place where life ends and love begins..
It is the river where lovers meet  
~ A river forged in deepest scarlet.


Lost in the silence of blackened candles,
clad in silhouettes of poison — I seek love

In the song of a ravaged dawn I hath drowned
Deep in the flesh of the underworld I bathe in
the nectar of requiem
O' father, caress my untamed wounds with
your dread, lest I wander among angels
Dark'n dreary the river's sorrow, as shadows
spill from mine eyes unto gardens of ebony
— where my ache forever sails in portraits
of scarlet & decayed dreams

Dearest love,
Under a blood-filled sky, I shall undress you
in the abyss of my dead soul
The wilderness of your lips I will ordain in
temples of melancholy as you lust and wither
Ash and sanguine bespeaks in the mists of
my sable carriage as haste I night's garnish
Surrender thee to eudemon horizons — for
thou hath become the audience of
my eternal darkness
Bequeath your soul to the hunger of
the River Styx and watch my blood cast
swift into waters hallowed

Covet my love in the elixir of sacrifice
and lay we among wilting thorns and seed
brook with dark fable
Bewail I deeper to the thrust of dagger,
yet knowest you not the tempest of my soul!
Alas I drink whispers of the dead, haunted in
stygian lore & entombed civilizations
Hither the netherworld sow Acheronian winds
and salivate in mortal heartbeat forlorn
For thee, I shall forever bleed until the river
has drowned Moon and stars...
for my blood is without end — a sky of wine
So sweet the flavor bereft upon my lips

Across the dark banks I gaze..
bouquets of death swirl in a tapestry of
passion caressing our naked skin

Adrift in the nocturnal rapture of black roses,
our souls entwine... as the river arcs in
bloodscapes of hadean-fusion
Glistening in obsidian fires, I stagger
thru the timbre of windswept voices,
held captive in incantations of woe
Breathe me deeper my love; for
the ravenous landscapes of my soul await
thine tears of sweet crimson
I am gothic rain upon breast of thy thirst
— drink me deep

The River Acheron bleeds in the exodus
of dreams fallen...
Beware the Crow poised in your
mortal soul




Arthur Crow © 2012
Legend of the River Styx


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desdemona16 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i literately have goosebumps
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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Dadestar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
stunning and brillaint
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
The most beautiful thing in your poem is that it can be a piece from the legends of our past, or a random fantasy in an entirely difference horizon far away where magic resides. (at least is the way I visualize it when I'm reading).
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Great reply, thank you... so happy you liked it :)
Legend and fantasy inspire me to no end
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
All your pieces are, really... one of these days I must read them with a lot more time, always on the run, and that's a real shame because your
work is fantastic literature. I'm reading Crows right now, amazing!! :D
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ever so much... I hope I can always create poetry you will enjoy :hug:
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You're welcome, no worries on that department you and plenty of creativity and inspiration. :hug:
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Momo587 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your brilliance is beyond words.
You are the Master of your own pen, you've tamed it well, and yet it is still wild in its own way; your way!
I very much enjoyed reading this poem. :blackrose:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, sorry for late response.. glad you enjoyed :)
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Dverner Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has always been one of my favorites! Absolutely beautiful!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
u are a awesome poem writer..
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Love and thanks sugar :)
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
u are so very welcome always Arthur.. have a wonderful afteroon:iconboxloveplz: Hope u didnt get that storm too.
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, I would be reading this while my neighbor watches Hercules at my place -_-
Wonderful job sweetie :)
"For thee, I shall forever bleed until the river
has drowned Moon and stars…
for my blood is without end — a sky of wine
So sweet the flavor bereft upon my lips"
Sent chills up my spine :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading babe.. :)
Goes well with Hercules or Xena
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha definitely :)
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chewyraezen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful style. immersed with much meaning. loved this.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks, glad you enjoyed reading it :)
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gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is sooooooo amazing. i love greek mythology and this just brings it to life so well.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Writer
thank you for taking a look. I admit Greek myth is a fave of mine,
so was a lot of fun writing this one :)
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gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D :D :worship:
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, the River Styx... Another dark topic, is it not? Your poem is beautiful as always! This style suits your writing very well! I love your choice of words, and the way they flow together. Awesome work! :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Yes a very dark topic! And one that I adore to write
about and become immersed in. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you very much :love:
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
:D You're welcome! I love reading poems about the darker subjects...
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Good! Because dark is what I do best
and am most passionate about.
Much more to come... :)

..and glad you like the shadows ;)
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
:D Yay! And I do love those shadows...
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha! We are going to get along very well! :)
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
:D I believe so!
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sassysash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Wow! Absolutely incredible piece of writing :) well done! X
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you.
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greenie277 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Can I fave this twice?....

Honestly I'm jealous. I lost most of my ties to the old world mannerisms some time ago, and I could have never created a piece so complete and refined for the time period. Your execution in that regard is impeccable.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Lol, well thank you. That's a great compliment, and there I was doubting if I had put enough effort into it. Glad you enjoyed! It's fun for me to write in this style.
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ welcomed I'll check the rest of your gallery when I can
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KaleidoscopeWoman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You submitted this and "Sapphire Castles" to our contest folder but you didn't recognize our contest, World Changes, in your description. I was wondering whether one of these poems is meant to be in our contest. Thanks so much! :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry about that. I'd be happy to have a poem of mine in the contest if you think either one would be appropriate.
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KaleidoscopeWoman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem whatsoever! I'll just move them to the poetry folder for you. Have a great day! :peace: :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Hey thanks so much for your help.. really appreciate it!
Much :heart: & :love:
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Writer
i love this. i absolutely...love this.
beautiful work.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it... appreciate the feedback :)
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:clap: A fantastic take on the tale of the River Styx. Impressive :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for your thoughts, pleased you enjoyed it :)
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vespera Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have a ferret named Acheron :rose: to this made me all warm and fuzzy to see in my inbox.

This is very dark and lovely

"O' father, caress my untamed wounds with
your dread, lest I wander among angels" :rose:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, that is a wild name for a ferret! I love it :)

And thanks so much for liking my work, glad you enjoyed.
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Dverner Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Awestruck.....Utterly enrapturing! Gorgeous use of words, sir!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks my friend... was a lot of fun writing this one. Glad you enjoyed!
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