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The Shadow's Sound (1 Viewer)

JoTheOtter

Senior Member
This bass, this utter bass alive,
A simmering soul of deep penumbra
That howls in the ancient woods.
That tempered touch of deadly earth
Shimmering at the edge of thought.

A grey timbre, a destructive timbre
Falling always on the lonely ears.
Beat the heart as a metronome,
A sanguine pump that mixes
With liquid night around.

There, There, There in space
You will hear a silent wind,
the deepest sound of a threnody.
Always behind, kissing the spine.
Never ceasing, droning on till Sleep.

The cicadas scream in vain on trees
As autumnal leaves begin to show.
Soon they shall die as summer ends,
Their melody no more known nor sung.
And still the Shadow continues on.

Weddings are turn from white to black:
Lovers of resonance to dissonance.
They harmonize not, they never can.
Just as pines the songs of light,
So mutes the pause of night.

Your love to sour; your life to death.

Slow is the poison, but always effective.
You run away from A Voice, Your Voice,
But still I will find You in all the nooks
Of the ancient forest of creation.

The bass plays on. The bass plays on.
The silent melody plays ever on...​
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rcallaci

Staff member
Administrator
This is a well written poem from an experienced poet. When you first posted I thought you were a novice with potienal , but I can see that was probably your poetry from a while back.

A haunting poem - quite impressive...
 

JoTheOtter

Senior Member
This is a well written poem from an experienced poet. When you first posted I thought you were a novice with potienal , but I can see that was probably your poetry from a while back.

A haunting poem - quite impressive...

You would be correct! This and Iron Stars are more new than the older ones. I wanted to see what was right with what I was doing and what needed work with a couple of examples of prior works. It's helping me figure out what I will write next.
 
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