QuOtE Of ThE DaY

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


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)


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!!!


Char said...

Fabulous. Great background and love that vampire.