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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
	 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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