QuOtE Of ThE DaY

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

VaMpiRe

This is my entry to TGIF challenge 108


(cLiCk To ViEw)
The Vampire
You that, like a dagger’s thrust,
Have entered my complaining heart,
You that, stronger than a host
Of demons, came, wild yet prepared;

Within my mind’s humility
You made your bed and your domain;
- Infamous one who’s bound to me
Like any felon by his chain,

Like a gambler by his games,
Like the bottle and the sot,
Like the worms in one’s remains,
- Damm you! Damnation be your lot!

I’ve begged the merciful, swift sword
To overcome my liberty -
To poison I have said the word:
Save me from poltroonery.

Alas the sword! Alas the poison!
Contemptuous, they spoke to m:
"You never can deserve remission
Of your accursed slavery,

"Imbecile! - If our deadly empire
Freed you from your present fate,
Your kiss would soon resuscitate
The cold cadaver of your vampire!"
Charles Baudelaire


(FrEe To UsE)

7 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Fabulous imagery in this poem-thanks for sharing this very expressive work!

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning.
Unbelievable design. Love it.

Thanks Donna for your vampire to TGiF.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Yes it's right what Lori says: very expressive art work, mystery and creepy, fantastic!
Hugs Anja

Yvonne said...

Ohhhh this is a stunning vampire!

Martina2801 said...

Great creation and wonderful poem, Donna. It looks fantastic!

Alexandra said...

Hi Donna,

wow this is wonderful and so spooky! I love it!!!

Alex

Char said...

Fabulous. Great background and love that vampire.