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Earthwizard's Realms of Faërie

March, 14, 2005

Earthwizard's Realms of Faërie

The blood flows in passionate embrace of this dark queen of lust...

	    
	
	    Artwork (c) Jessica Galbreth
	       www.enchanted-art.com
	
	 In The Temple of Love


	Shattered on the pavement, headless, the stone god
	forgotten lays, the eye's declivity open, without light;
	the standing visage on the pedestal, arm sliced, lights
	the fractured memory of a ruined life:
	time's wars trickle down toward oblivion,
	the setting sun's decaying life
	throwing scant rays of gold and red
	over this ancient scene of Despair's kingdom of elegant gestures:
	the freeze of hierophantic templed buildings
	rise before us with a hint of former glory,
	a Troy of the Mind, the proud warrior's gaze,
	the Serpent and the White Queen, 
	the delight of sex, a gift of gods: 
	the temple of the body opens in the grey mist,
	the writhing of the pulsing maidens in ritual ablution
	offering incense and love spells to the undying gods:
	the mystery of the hidden arts, a moment's ecstasy revealed;
	eunuchs standing in the harsh light, swords gleaming,
	sleeping gorgons on the glass dais, awaken:
	vaginal apertures open their purple flowers to the night,
	inviting the dark lord of the upper chambers into the abyss:
	his black winged obelisk rising from the womb and tomb
	of this dream of mystery and time, the drums ambient rhythm, silenced:
	waking us at last into this blessed state of bliss,
	ensnared by our own maddening forgetfulness,
	knowing that we have known and been
	in the presence of a power that transcends
	all moments of ecstatic trance, the measure of the dance,
	the fire and the gaze of the emerald serpent's eyes;
	yet, this is enough for now as we look into each other's eyes,
	begin to see, touch, and feel the body of love:
	the chalice and the blade, oblivion's night of death and love.
	
		- Earthwizard, aka, Steven Craig Hickman
			 ©December 14, 2003


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