The moon in his eyes……

Inspired by an ancient waymarker in a silent churchyard way up on Exmoor; a land that has so many tales to tell, if only it could…..

A solitary waymarker stands tall, marking the boundary of the graveyard; a tick upon the land. No blood, no sign of any struggle, not now. A girl long ago cruelly hunted down and burned, leaving no trace; just ashes, dust scattered to the winds on that wild and desolate moor, where these days only the wind howls to the moon.

Not for the likes of her sweet and loving soul, the serenity of a consecrated graveyard. Not for the likes of her the dignity of remembrance. Not for the likes of her an epitaph carved lovingly in stone; only the winds and rain to wash away all traces.

All she did was to fall in love, to surrender her heart and soul to the one who loved her back.  All she did was fall in love wildly with a passion of her being way beyond her years. All she did was fall in love with a dark and wild immortal with the wind in his hair and the moon in his eyes. All she did was to allow him to love her back.

All she did was to kiss him on that wet and stormy night in that dark, desolate graveyard way up there upon the moors. It was all she did, one kiss, one passionate and rain-soaked kiss.  It was all she did, she fell in love with the immortal with the wind in his hair.

Some nights when wandering up there on the wild moors, one can almost catch the movement of shadows out of the corner of one’s eyes. One can almost hear the rustling of wet leaves and the sound of damp footsteps running frantically through the graveyard.

One can almost imagine in the darkness, the waymarker with the sturdy gorse bush still growing at its foot after all these years, on an otherwise dry patch of lifeless earth where nothing else will ever grow. And if one was to imagine sinking down upon one’s hands and knees under the waymarker, one can almost see the rivulets of blood running forth onto wet saturated garments in the rain; up there on the moors.

And some nights when the moon is round and the air is dry it is not hard to imaging a lonely cloaked figure under the waymarker scraping away at the parched black earth where nothing lives. One could almost imagine a figure with the wind in his hair, uncovering an old and crumbling piece of wood tossed away in haste by those who feared a vengeful god and who had time and guilt on their hands; a simple weapon that had long ago pierced his lover’s trusting heart.

One could almost imagine
Almost
Whilst up there on the moors….

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Adueni ‘Keeper of Scrolls’

May 2016

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Ego Derived…..

From the Allographic workshop in Cambridge these words resonated in my mind from the word ‘Ego’:
Power… Fear… Uptight… Chains… Boundaries… Delusion… Lies… Humanity… Crushed… Fruitless… Commanding… Deadly… Visionless…

And from those words a poem birthed:

Hidden within humanity
Are the boundaries of delusion
Held strong by misplaced power
Fed by fruitless fear and lies
In a visionless future world
Hides the deadly chains
The lock and key lost in time
Yet time itself already crushed
Within its own delusion of lies
A fruitless circle of becoming
As the Serpent is fed

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‘The Keeper of Scrolls’ at the Allographic Workshop 2017

Truth is a darkness; suspended in a time that does not exsist…..

Endlessly i fall caught in a chasm of wonder. Spralling onwards

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The bones of my being find shelter & solace ‘neath the comforting shadow of my soul

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Sounds of tinkling pipes woven by the winds own charm weave around my soul

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Silently i tread the years of earthly time; my one companion, my warrior soul…

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With breastplate and sword I stand steadfast and mighty. In silence i rule

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Beauty always lingers and lives on in the hearts & minds of men, time cease to be & all there is is the truth….

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My name is silence only whispered by the wind when the sky is dark

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Suspended timelessly in a space of my own creation; i weave reality with the electrons of my mind…..

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All secrets revealed, all knowledge known. At the end of days i shall become into being and She will rise within

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And so it goes on bood spilled, innocents ravaged man’s death on the cards….

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The time is now here for man to be accounted. Too late for good deeds…

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Save your soul, lest you weep and pray for no more tears. Tis over, all done…

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Beach huts hibernate dreaming of hot days and sand. Returning cycles

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Beauty always lingers and lives on in the hearts & minds of men, time ceases to be & all there is is the truth. The land will endure over centuries of upheavel, always renewing itself at perfect points giving humanity life once more

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Words from the ‘Keeper of Scrolls’  ‘Truth is is darkness suspended ina time that does not exsist’

January 2017 (All photos and words are original and belong to the author)

Deck the Halls

My anti-consumerism poem which is just right for this time of year

Dripping souls festoon each bough
And rafters gleam with blood and slime.
The vast halls echo with dreams unsung
And stories never told.
Tis the time of peace on earth
Tho dust and dark descend.
No sun, no star, no guiding light,
No babe, no hope, no joy.
The gates of doom will yet unfurl
As night and day collide.
Dark ones wrapped in cloaks of light
Fly swift between the worlds.
They reap the souls from mortal men.
To bring them home to Him.
He sprawls upon his jewelled throne,
To await his gifts galore;
Encrusted with be-jewelled hearts
And entwined with weeping souls.
Upon this throne He proudly waits
As his bloody booty does come home.
He’ll raise his glass to one and all
And wish you merry cheer
Then down your blood in one fell swoop
And devour another soul.
Its party night in Underworld
The invites are on their way.
Come swathed in black,
Come drip with fear,
Please come and dine with Him.
But leave your soul hung by the door
As there’s much fun to explore.
You gaze around the bedecked halls
At souls so brightly hung.
Purged of bodies now disposed,
It could be you, it may be you.
You sing the tuneless song.
The song of man, the song of peace,
The song of joy on earth.
The song of death, the song of war,
Ah now – the fiddler knows the tune!
You dance with glee,
You dance with joy,
The piper joins the throng.
Round and round and in and out,
Night to day and right to wrong
Tis the season to be jolly,
You weave the merry song.
The song of man, the song of peace,
The song of joy on earth.
So deck the hall with dripping souls
“Trala lala la lala la la!”

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Written Yule 2007
“The Keeper of Scrolls” Dec 2016

Reflections….

It wasn’t the shadows in the woods that haunted me most
It was the ones in your eyes
It wasn’t the wind screeching through the bare boughs that bought me deathly chills
It was your terrified scream
It wasn’t the track through the forest leading nowhere
It was your frantic footsteps running… running…
It wasn’t the lake serene and beautiful on that moonless night
It was your body; serene and beautiful in the water
It wasn’t the single red bloom that fluttered silently out of nowhere to rest upon your breast
It was that single drop of red blood
It wasn’t my hands loving and tender
It was the white of my knuckles still grasping the bloodied knife…

 

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November 2016
Keeper of Scrolls

On a Friday eve…

A Friday night eve
An abandoned airfield
Silence and stillness
Mysterious lights
Hovered
Followed
Lost souls
Coincidental figures
Speak of the way
Guides
Listen
Hedges and fences
Living quarters
Crumbling
Darkness
Hot and cold
A figure
Running
Spirits roam
Lost airmans souls
Seeking home
Truth
Corridoors
Dark doorways
Graffitied walls
Stairway shadows
Shiver
Memories of the past
Entwined in the present
Never forgotton
Psychic graffiti
Death
Whispering steps
Never alone
Senses alive
A kerbside encounter
Spirit tracks
Eternity lingers into darkness
Lost souls
Unbound
Through the veil
We will see
All that we are meant to see….
Through the veil
We will see
That of which is meant to be….
Through the veil
We will see
Into the deep, dark sea eternally….

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Oct 2016
The Keeper Of Scrolls

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY

A Gothic inspired poem in the style of Poe’s ‘The Raven’

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Upon a lost love gone for years; upon a life lost too;
I search in vain for evermore.
Why so young an Angel taken?
Why so young a life forsaken?
Suddenly snatched from mortal realm
With ne’er a chance to say goodbye
With ne’er a chance to wipe my tear
That fell upon my cheek so soft
And so I pondered long and lonely, feeling weary seeking solace
To quest his long lost resting place; I quest for evermore.
A place I knew ere in my dreams,
For never in my waking hours his sad tomb could I see.
That churchyard old and dark I saw;
In daytime nothing stirred at all.
Why in my dreams and not on earth
I pleaded every night whilst there.
In dreams of night his name I call
Through deaths dark door he whispers mine.
I wander long, alone and teary, vainly searching, vainly seeking
For that which I am so unsure;
I search for evermore.
A tomb maybe, a gravestone marked; a spot upon some barren ground?
In death and dreams he calls me home
My name he calls upon the winds;
In waking hours my torment thrives, fed on my wretched life.
My dreams are that which take my soul
To black tormented realms of pleasure.
Oh death, oh lover why taunt me so?
I beg you leave my dreams alone
Yet take me home with thee.
For in this world I cannot live
Yet can not die in yours.
Sweet freedom free me from this curse
Of searching lost and lonely
For a love lost in the realms of men.
In my dreams his tomb I find
In churchyard dark and dank and dreary.
And so upon a midnight weary I wander in that graveyard dreary
In deaths dark realm for evermore…..

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Poem and Photo Adueni 2016
‘The Keeper of Scrolls’

Dark Moon Rising

There’s a dark moon on the rise tonight,
Sweet fear scents the air.
In blackest skies, from other worlds
A shadow casts its cloak.
A tale once played in ancient times
On this day will be told.
A Harvest sown so long ago
Stands ripened in the Sun.
What was sown will now be reaped,
‘Tis the blood of every Lamb.
There’s blood and fear upon our lips
And dread in every soul.
We feed the Ones who take and break
Our Oaths put to the test.
Our souls they steal within no bounds
To spill our Dark Blood on the ground.
Silently in darkest night
In masks known just to them,
Their rightful prize, their precious gold
Will not escape again.
As Dark descends and chaos reigns
The writings yet unfold.
We fall before the ones who map
The fate of every man.
Seize the fear and taste the Blood.
Be counted good and true.
Stay or go – tis up to you;
It is the final test.
As curtains fall upon this world
The tale is finally told.
But those who rid their earthly ties
Will see the Light shine through.
In deepest, darkest, deathly night
We start our life anew.

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2007 ‘The Keeper of Scrolls’

Whispers of Scarlet Kisses

Vampiric Haiku

“Let not the light of day betray the real love that rules the world”

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When years matter not
And seasons slip by unseen
Then my love I live

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To find another
Of bloodline true and race pure
Tis an old one’s dream

On these shores I dream
Of days gone by and feasts past
And living embraced

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The purest of gifts
Is offered, so drink my love
Two souls bound as one

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On the plane of life
I exist in mortal form
Yearning still for Light

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In dying embers
Whispers of scarlet kisses
Bleed upon the land

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When shadows of time
Creep through the fields of your mind
You will know my kiss

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Weaving webs of night
My dream becomes your nightmare
Night and day as one

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Freedom i will give
Truths i shall gladly teach thee
Nothing though comes free…

September 2016
“The Keeper of Scrolls”

In a world gone mad….

In a world gone mad
Only the truth remains
In a world gone mad
Only truth is a constant
In a world of turning tides
Only the truth will save
In a world on a cusp
Let truth be a guide
In a world of illusion
Dont blink – just see
In a world of falsehood
Take not the lies for granted
In a world of lies
Truth is the freedom
See through the veil
Ignore the false trails,
The false flags,
The false justices and the false politicians
See the enemy within
Do not be fooled
By those who wish you well
Life is not as portrayed
And never has been
Wake up and smell the roses
For they fade in a blink of an eye
Into the mirror of the great illusion
Where reigns the truth
In a world gone mad
See what is
See the truth as it is
Look beyond the horizons
Of limited reach
For in the end
The truth is the key
Is the reality to all that ever was
Or is, or yet to be…..

 

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