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Mirages; an ocean of hue
is painted, each in a shade of blue
across this crescent sea,
where departed dream of me
and the waves come and go;
Crabs and the current row,
heave-ho, heave-ho, withdrawing undertow.

The deceased dream; to my heart
that rolls across a mirage smart
as the sea; chaos; beauty and knives;
Sea skies of raindrop, in hives
these specters hunt my soul,
fangs, and tusks, and knives dark as coal,
such dreary waves—they roll, and roll, and toll.

I pray; a simple sepulcher at sea
between the seaweed and emerald algae.
May we a heart’s entangle? Forever crisp
within Poseidon’s eternal lisp?
Chase no more, winged beasts of lore,
chase this motherless, wifeless, childless man, Nevermore;
my eternity will be as they are: remote; departed; absent from this shore.

All not saved will be lost.

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The following comments are for "Mirage"
by Siah

chaos, beauty and knives...
all rolled in to one, and wrapped up in a relentless rhythm that drives the poem forward. something about this both fantastical and ominous, enthralling and disturbing... an atmosphere of turmoil, evoked with lyrical skill

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: May 11, 2007 )

You return once again to mesmerize the world, Siah! And though you have written about mirages and departure in this poem, it evokes real emotion in me.


( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: May 14, 2007 )

ArsPoetica, AMG
Thanks for commenting, both of you. I can't post many poems anymore, a teacher of mine has presented the idea of publishing them for me, and if this happens then I cannot continue posting many poems of mine (but until then...)
This was actually a poem that was inspired by Edgar Allen Poe, I read his Nevermore and his Annabel Lee, and I felt like writing this.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: May 14, 2007 )

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