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Ogygian of Utter Dark (1 Viewer)

Darkkin

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Ogygian of Utter Dark

By torrent and tsunamian surge
shores crumbled, tumbled to ash
dreamsand shores all but purged

The tidal clock dead in the water,
as urchins, a plague start to march
against the nautilus and the otter

Thirteen moons shone and gone.
No stories, no heroes yet to come
and no stars remain to wish upon.

Storm tide at the Deeping Sound
when the last of the auroras died
rime sheets veil the selkies’ round

Gone all and none, away to beyond
except that old sock, ensnared there
on the Gibbous Stair, a single frond

A banner of war, it called to the beast
tentacles eight by three, the Trioctopi
freed from Coral Deeping in the East

The Ogygian of Utter Dark had come
as foretold by verse and selkie rounds
to cover it all from Weeping to Numb

Thirteen gone, nothing kept in reserve
here in the darkest hour, deepest place
what hope remains, a knight still serves

The Deeper Knight…
 
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Phil Istine

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I love the way you take the reader away into the fantasy, Darkkin. I don't always "get" your poems but I allowed this one to carry me along. I particularly like the reference to "dreamsand shores" and I tried to manufacture an internal image of how a Trioctopi looks.

An enjoyable read - thank you.
 

Darkkin

WF Veterans
I love the way you take the reader away into the fantasy, Darkkin. I don't always "get" your poems but I allowed this one to carry me along. I particularly like the reference to "dreamsand shores" and I tried to manufacture an internal image of how a Trioctopi looks.

An enjoyable read - thank you.


Think three headed octopus, triangle formation, twenty-four tentacles (eight to each head, and hive mind intelligence of the cephalopods, that is the three times the size of a giant squid).

Thank you for taking a leap into the unknown and reading. It is appreciated.

- D.
 
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