There afar in yon darkened keep,
Beyond my casement high,
Stands the stone of an angel lost
That yet earthly lingers nigh.
The wind blows, the mist flows,
From the graven chill,  
And thus upon she wanders forth,      
For she loves me still.
 
O’ to sorrow, to journey forth,
Hath become her spirit’s end,
To breach amid the nightly mist
And carry upon the wind!
The moon glows, and time slows,  
As she wanders from the nil;
Thus many years she’s borne upon,
For she loves me still
 
My one true love grieves in death,
Thus she doth not sleep,
As yet she treks her earthly course
From yon darkened keep.
As the wind blows, the mist flows,
Forever and ever ‘til,
And thereupon she’ll wander forth,  
For she loves me still.

(2013)

Gothic, Ghosts, Horror

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R. L. McCallum
oltre 4 anni

Well, keep up the good work then.

Robert L. Martin
oltre 4 anni

Thank you Robert. technically, I don't know what I am doing. I just do it, because it makes me feel good.

R. L. McCallum
oltre 4 anni

Emotion is what defines poetry. Keep up your good work. You have a great voice in verse.

Robert L. Martin
oltre 4 anni

I love your poetry. I can't define styles. All I can do is feel what moves me the most.

R. L. McCallum
oltre 4 anni

Thanks Vic. I think you've mastered your own style very well. So soldier on!!

R. L. McCallum
oltre 4 anni

Good luck with all of your efforts!

Parker Jennings
oltre 4 anni

Aha, ah I couldn't agree more. The English language has a lot of beautiful vowel sounds, more so than other languages (around 10 or 11, if Gary Snyder is to be believed). The musicality is built in and can be exploited, which happens to be the goal of many classical poets (and musicians). And though I agree with your last sentence, I feel at odds because most of my poetry is written in the modern style. My style ebbs and flows when I read new poets with different cadences that I particularly like.Perhaps in the near future I will feel the need to apply harsher discipline to myself in my writing so as to gain that classical feel. I will, the exercise is always good. But today I like the way I write. This will change in time, as preferences often do.

R. L. McCallum
oltre 4 anni

Thank You, Parker.Though I write a lot in octave verse, trochaic octameter is difficult to master, but can be done with practice. I try to meter my poetry in a classic way as to bring a smooth flow to the words. Writing poetry also aides in writing prose; it adds a bit of fluidity to your words. As you can tell, I am not a big fan of Modernism. There are a lot of poets who can't seem to adjust their thoughts to the metaphoric parlance of classic poetry.

Parker Jennings
oltre 4 anni

Incredibly satisfying rhyme scheme, again your talent for melody in the English language is motivating and impressive, especially in the poetry world where modernism has taken hold.Is this written as trochaic octameter? Correct me if I am wrong, I'm supposed to be studying this kind of thing

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