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Silhouettes of scarlet whisper
among the bones..
Forsaken beneath earth and stone, I am
bejeweled in the River's dread

Trees clad in sanguine
salivate in the abyss of sorrow
The perfume of blood seduces the sky
— incantations of the netherworld
Ebon ghosts shimmer in falling ash,
where love decays evermore
I undress in the lust of darkness; my soul
bequeathed to oblivion seeds the wind
with poisoned tongue flickering
Upon banks of obsidian I gaze
haunted in a tempest of necromancy
I render my ache in shadow-fire,
— deep in the dark flow
Behold! The River Acheron!

In the syrup of dreams
crimson fields burn in my eye
Bleeding in the silence of dark ether,
I seek your lips..
The song of afterlife covets our love
Kisses blush upon a blade of rusted steel
Corvid screams bathe in Death's lullaby
Vistas of requiem caress our flesh,
as the River seethes deep in my veins
Unto my brethren do I bask —
among black wings wicked n' dreary
Like pitch cast over hallowed waters,
we feast in the primeval wine
of dead-love befallen

Ravenous shadows slither
Beyond the realm of the supernatural —
treasures of eudemon lore bespeak!
I am the elixir of sacrifice
— drink me deep..

Translucent in bloodscapes,
my thoughts ebb in dark solitude
Talons weave thru the ink of night
into the spice of Acheronian mists
Elegiac hues weep in the trees
as blood drips from the vine of love
Hallucinogenic thorns beckon our kiss
In the wilderness of crimson rain
I will embrace you
Brooding in gothic ambiance, Angels
of death make haste
Seek you me in the River's dread
and sail in the eternal rapture
of my dead soul

Betwixt worlds Hadean spirits sojourn
Where dark dreams rain and flow —
forever the Crows bleed..

Arthur Crow © 2012
My best work to date!


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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading!
gothchick913 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing and beautiful
BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
This poem really is amazing, like you say in your comments! :D I'm amazed at how you portrayed your theme, and the title really draws the reader in. Incredible work!
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Well thanks.. I'm delighted by your interest. This one goes
very closely to the 'River Acheron' another trilogy - the final
yet to be finished.
BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! I've loved the first two parts of your trilogy. I can't wait to read the last one!
ElleonDire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This really is amazing. I'm in love with the image you're able to create here. Like it just sends shivers up my spine, in a good way of course! And because it's so absolutely awesome, I featured your poem here: [link] :)
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank so much! Glad you feel about it the way you do,
I brooded over this for ages before I posted it.
Always it's a surprise to me how many like my dark scribes!

Much appreciate the feature too :heart:
ElleonDire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :)
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