Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 13,770,341
VxPoem ID: 38315
Posted: May 11th. 2010 9:54:42 AM
Age Group: Adult
“Who’s there?” she calls and lifts her head
from her softly pillowed bed;
peering through the inky gloom
as shadows dance about the room.
“Who’s there?” again the plaintive cry
escapes her as a mournful sigh
that seems to linger on her lips
like velvet coated fingertips.
A curtain billows with a breeze
and then her blood begins to freeze
as movement by the dim hearthstone
reveals that she is not alone.
“Who’s there?” she once again inquires
as in the light of dying fires
a cowled head, a heavy cloak
takes form as if from mist or smoke.
“Ah, it’s you, ” it's in her voice;
she knows her mind, she's made her choice.
Her frail heart begins to race;
she lifts her arms as to embrace
the figure that comes near her bed
then slips the hood back from his head;
so close that she can feel his breath
she stares into the face of Death.
His countenance a stark relief
of passion, hunger, joy and grief
and burning eyes and sallow skin
inviting her to let him in.
His bone white fingers soft caress
of wrinkled throat and withered breast
cause passions long asleep to rise;
she gazes into coal black eyes
that seem to drink her very soul
and harvest her now that she’s old.
She laughs and tosses back her head,
long white hair spilling across her bed,
and feels his mouth upon her flesh
as he begins to swiftly thresh
essence from sinew, spirit from bone,
He takes her love and gives his own.
Mouth on mouth and skin on skin,
in passion’s frenzy he breathes her in.
And when he lays her down again
On soft and silken counterpane
with no redeeming spark of life
he’s taken her to be his wife
who stands beside her own deathbed
and gazes at her face now dead.
Her spiritual raiment thus bestowed
of golden hair and youthful glow;
sheltered from all earthly harm
as he enfolds her in his arms.
Then on his great pale horse they ride
and journey to the other side.
Author's Location: Concord, New Hampshire
More Poems: Sparrowgael has posted 21 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Sparrowgael - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2017 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.