• Darkest Love...
    Evening minuetto in a castle by the sea
    A jewel more radiant than the moon
    Lowered Her mask to me
    The sublimest creature the Gods, full of fire
    Would marvel at making their Queen
    Infusing the air with Her fragrant desire
    And my heart reeled with grave poetry....

    From grace I fell in love with Her
    Scent and feline lure
    And jade woodland eyes that ushered in the impurest
    'Erotic, laden fantasies amid this warm Autumn night
    She lulled me away from the rich masquerade
    And together we clung in the bloodletting moonlight'
    Pearled luna, what spell didst thou cast on me?
    Her icy kiss fervoured my neck
    Like whispering waves 'pon Acheron's beach
    In a whirl of sweet voices and statues
    That phantomed the dying trees
    This debauched seductress in black, took me....

    In a pale azured dawn like Ligeia reborn
    I tore free of my sleep - sepulchre
    On the sea misted lawn where stone figures, forlorn
    Lamented the spectre of Her
    Bewildered and weak, yet with passion replete
    I hungered for past overtures
    The curse of unrest and her ardent caress
    Came much more than my soul could endure....

    I, at once endeavoured to see Her again
    Stirring from midnight's inertia
    Knowing not even her name
    On a thin precipice over carnal abyss
    I danced like a blind acolyte
    Drunk on red wine, her dead lips on mine
    Suffused with the perfume of night

    For hours I scoured the surrounding grounds
    In vain that we might meet
    When storm clouds broke, ashened, fatigued
    I sought refuge in a cemeterty

    Sleep, usher dreams
    Taint to nightmares from a sunless nether

    Mistress of the dark
    I now know what thou art

    Screams haunt my sleep
    Dragged from nightmares thou hast wed together

    Lamia and Lemures
    Spawned thee leche
    To snare my flesh

    Portrait of the Dead Countess

    Deep stained pain that I had dreamt
    Flaunted demise, life's punishment
    Leaving little strength to seal this wretched tomb....

    But poised nectar within my stirs
    Up feverous desire and morbid purpose to search
    Through cobwebbed drapery to where she swoons
    Goddess of the graveyard, of the tempest and moon
    In flawless fatal beauty her very visage compels
    Glimpses of a heaven where ghost companies fell
    To mourning the loss of god in blackest velvet
    Enrobed in their downfall like a swift silhouette

    'Fleeting, enshadowed
    Thou art privy to my sin
    Secrets dead, wouldst thou inflict
    The cruel daylights upon my skin?
    Dost thou not want to worship me
    With crimson sacrifice
    So my c**t may twitch against thy kiss
    And weep with new-found life?'

    Red roses for the Devil's whore....

    Dark angels taste my tears
    And whisper haunting requiems
    Softly to mine ear
    Need-fires have lured abominations here....

    Nocturnal pulse
    My veins spill forth their waters
    Rent by lips I cherish most

    Awash on her perfidious shores
    Where drowning umbra o'er the stars
    Ebon's graves where lovers whore
    Like seraphim and Nahemah


    Pluck out mine eyes, hasten, attest
    Blind reason against thee, Enchantress
    For I must know, art thou not death?
    My heart echoes bloodless and incensed....

    Doth temptation prowl night in vulvic revelry
    Did not the Queen of Heaven come as Devil to me?
    On that fatal Hallow's Eve when we fled company
    As the music swept around us in the crisp, fated leaves
    Under horned Diana where her bloodline was sewn
    In a graveyard of Angels rent in cool marbled stone
    I am grieving the loss of life in sombre velvet
    Enrobed in Death's shadow like a swifter