The burning tower stands tall and lonely above the windswept flatness of the desolation...
Mighty oars and mighty arms haul the longship across grey waves Bright prow towers o'er briny water Golden dragon's tongue is red like blood And along the curving hull round shields like scales lock They come as day breaks o'er the shore with splitting axe and slashing sword and cutting knife Before them sounds the... Continue Reading →
The old man sits beneath a dwindling shade And recounts how the days have changed And how time passes by And soon the autumn gales shall come And shake to wakefulness the drowsy summer hearts And break the boughs of the maple tree And let fall a rain of dead and brittle things. The... Continue Reading →
In tower cloud-tall In star-bright sky Where Dream and Destiny meet Mingling in lover's kiss She sits at her desk Ink-black quill in hand Steeped in blood and gold With one stroke, fortune rises With another, doom falls Each letter shaping future In scrawling dark calligraphy Shaped by her pale hand Death she writes Doom... Continue Reading →
She was the Grey Lady Keeper of Gates of Pearl and Obsidian She would watch forever-and-a-day And make sure nobody would ever breech those mighty walls But upon a moonlit midsummer's night When faerie queens and elven lords walked the darkened woods He came to her A simple man in simple clothes A lyre strung... Continue Reading →
Black skies Grey water Pale moonlight Cold steel Red stain And a white flower, tossed forevermore on a relentless tide...
Hello, dark spirit, harbinger of things most unsettling and vile As you sit and stare and stare and sit on the dead tree's branch It is good to see you, I've been waiting This winter's far too long and far too cold But soon it will end and soon I will sail To the... Continue Reading →
Someone once said to me "all we are is simply this piles of star dust on a rock floating through space and waiting to die" And this is true But as we wait As we take our journey into the aether As the stars dance around us As we struggle against the infinite And make... Continue Reading →
Technicolor Ocean Glass-winged butterfly Flutters from white tulip to golden buttercup Red roses beckon Crimson beauty disguising dagger-sharp thorns A sea of flowers surges out Over caramel earth and verdant grass The butterfly glides over them A sailor alone in that floral ocean Giving himself to the rise and fall of wine-dark tides His... Continue Reading →
Obsidian-black night Stained with crimson Wolf prowls Claws scraping at the rocks Eyes darker than the night Sharp claws and sharper teeth Flesh-tearers Flesh-biters Grey fur already matted with scarlet It hunts by the light of the moon Prey – unsuspecting, unprotected It pounces. Kills. Feasts. It raises its head and lets loose A howl... Continue Reading →