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And lo there he said: "I am darkness rising"
— ‘an apparition bleeding into a dreaming sky
Distilled in the timbre of windswept voices,
black feathers enchant earth in fevered-song
Magick ebbs & shimmers thru earthen veins,
seething like a migration of hungry wolves
Silvery eyes peer, drinking the ether of souls;
watching the spirit world fold into the mists
And where Shadows and Witches conjure,
— myriad talons beshrew Winter’s prayer

For eons I hath wandered in forgotten lore  
— a sleep walker thru ash & fire, hunting ..
Beneath Moon solemn and drifting,
I covet thy ghostly figure velvet, undressing
Pools of amaranthine spill from mine eyes
Her ebon hair dripping in the evening tide
I rest my lips upon visage of thy fabled kiss
Thou art my darkest Witch — the wilderness
of a thousand spectre’s lusting ...
And unto this primeval calling, we shall seed

Poised in hallowed nightscapes caressing,
I brood and ponder ....
"Gallow the priests!" – whispered the Crows
For restless are the arms of serpentine trees’
Nocturnal civilizations prevail'd ravenous!
The season of the Witch: ‘our naked eternity
We are but phantasms, lovers spellbound,
til dust is memory; yet time a jewel forsaken
Whenever the Moon bleeds, seek you me
— darkly dreaming, under a Witches’ sky



— Arthur Crow © 2013
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Bewitching!! :heart:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Writer
Many thanks :heart:
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FridgePoetProject Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I reveled in the rich, unfettered passion and imagery of this piece from start to finish.  Absolutely gorgeous!  I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.  :hug:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Writer
Wow, huge thanks for the fantastic response. My dark scribes are not for everyone,
so most pleased you enjoyed! :)
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FridgePoetProject Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely!  :hug:
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wonderfully done! I love your writing style! :blackrose:
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:iconarthurcrow:
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you.. always nice to meet others who like my dark scribes :)
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I do love writings and art with depth and darkness to them :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Writer
Oh yes ... it's all so darkly divine ;)
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
It is indeed. Often the most beauty is found in the darkness, and always in the things we put our souls into. :nod:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Writer
And you said that so well! :heart:
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D :hug:
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
It is indeed. Often the most beauty is found in the darkness, and always in the things we put our souls into. :nod:
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artistic-touches Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Amazing Arthur.
You write so beautifully & eloquently.
I have such respect for writers like you because I always wished I could write 
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, just happy you like it.
I'm sure you can write better than you know
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artistic-touches Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Thanks Arthur for your kind words Heart 
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MysticHorns Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Master...your words are spells:iconpurplesparklesplz::iconwizardmagicplz:
that dominates our fragile hearts
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Writer
You know I adore you babe :heart:
thank you!
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DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:
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Pietroschek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice reading. Hunting was a term I found weak, as it is ... no offense intended... a bit primitive. Avenging, Scheming, Cursing sound more witchy to me, though that is just my opinion.
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magneticecho Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. :)
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you.
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AKira1189 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
- Hei! Your work has been featured here: [link]
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Really appreciate that.
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AKira1189 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tnx, and You're welcome :)
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on your DLD! :clap:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :)
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Writer
You're welcome. :)
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TeaRoses Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Such amazing imagery. I was very caught up in it.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for liking it
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations and has been selected as our "Pick of the Day". It is featured in a news article here: [link] and on our main page.

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly, I am honored you thought this worth of the feature.
Much appreciate it my friend :)
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As always I love your work. I love your vocabulary and your wording. Great job. C:
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you :love:
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NoexZolu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome as always. C:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Okay so don't think this is creepy or anything, but I seriously just want to crawl inside your brain and live off of your words.

WHERE did you get such a rich vocabulary!? I am so insanely jealous...
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, not creepy at all.. but if you found yourself in my head - now that might be a creepy experience for you! ;)
But seriously, thank you so much for the compliment. I suppose as I have been reading and writing for a while, I have
picked up new words and ideas along the way.. forced myself to learn.
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, you're welcome.

I just wish the words that swirl in your head did so in mine.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
dark, gritty, has a gothic feel to it, and leaves one yearning for more.

Although, to be honest with you, this work is worth reading aloud in company. Its, for the lack of a better word, sexy.

Well done, bro! Bravo!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks ever so much my good man... and more shall be served! :)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Looking forward to it...

and please... don't kill all the ladies... spare some for the bachelors in the world *winks*
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your use of your already extraordinary vocabulary is simply mystifying. This is spectacular!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Writer
So happy you enjoyed it, thanks for reading me
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely, been watching you since...wow, forever! It's nice to see you posted something else!
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks a lot. I'll do my best to post more soon.
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is good news indeed!
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Momo587 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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You know, my words are so poor; they cannot pay you a proper compliment! .. and for that I do apologize, for I am a poet and yet you always leave me speechless.

"We are but phantasms, lovers spellbound,
til dust is memory; yet time a jewel forsaken
Whenever the Moon bleeds, seek you me
— darkly dreaming, under a Witches’ sky"

I really loved this part especially.
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ArthurCrow Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Your compliment is like fine wine my friend - much appreciated! :)
Thank you
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Momo587 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Pleasure (^-^)
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ISherri-sanI Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The language and the words just makes this English teacher almost tear up! Beautiful work ;)
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