posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 06:29 PM
Sonnet at Midnight
Hooded figures keep watch throughout the storm
Huddled in the glow of the hell's dark light
Dark mischief in their thoughts keep them warm
As the blood of their feasts shades the night
Up in the tower the chosen awaits
While the hours deepen their seductive spell
And night entwines death and dark lovers’ fates
Drawing together both heaven and hell
Cold lips kiss in the bloody crimson steam
Through which teeth like icicle daggers gleam
Sweet pulse of crimson velvet ribbons
Fair white silken neck hides from sight
Deep fountain of moonlit eternity
Glow of nightmare's rainbow light
Darling, come dance with me among stars
I'll breathe your scarlet fragrance
As the glimmers fall down to your eyes
To witness your last romance
These nibbles bring teasing agony
I must taste your heart in full
Do you see the dreams I'm sending you,
While from you, your life I pull?
Ah, nectar of gods and of devils
Warm whiskey washes steel blade
Heavy and thick, this bittersweet milk
From which phantasm is made
When pale skin is drained of its allure
Gently you fall to the ground
I leap up to take flight in the dark
Before your still beauty is found
Time labors on, as do I.
Senseless fool, I wonder why
To dark seduction, I made reply,
By forfeit of my right to die!
Alone, the years pass me by.
I cannot hope, I'm mad to try.
I pose as mortal and live a lie.
My only friend, a deep dark sky.
Vast and empty, without reply,
Silent moon watches as I cry
To mourn a truth I can't belie:
This leaden soul will never fly!
My spirit craves that final high
As eternity draws closer nigh,
My perspective grows more wry
From inner knots I cannot untie.
Piteous feelings cannot pry
The hope for which I vainly ply!
Please come, I beg with a sigh,
And close my eyes again to try
Chasing dreams, now stale and dry,
With nothing new to imply
In their ever-shortening supply.
Raving absurdities multiply
With no end saved for such as I.