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The Nameless

I live in an old forgotten castle,
Engulfed in a vast blanket of shadow,
Where without reason, there rustles the leaves
Evermore by the cold clandestine wind.
In the ever-laughing embrace of time,
I try to speak, but long gone is my voice.

What is silence, but an ominous voice?
It's presence is known through out thine castle,
An echo growing lonely through out time,
And I, it's victim, for it stole my shadow!
Why do you bite me so, oh vengeful wind,
Because it was I that rustled the leaves?

Beneath the white, white snow I am the leaves!
Endless flakes falling, ignoring my voice.
Done away with and never to feel wind.
These once grand corridors of thine castle,
What have you done, oh malevolent time?
Soaked in ignorance and lovely shadow.

Do I yearn for the familiar shadow,
As Mother tree misses her little leaves?
In these woods I seek a faraway time,
Where there floats real sound and a friendly voice.
But in my dreams it spoke in thine castle!
Could it be? Was it real?... or just the wind.

What message do you convey, oh weary wind?
For how lost you must be in my shadow.
I feel around the dusty shelves of castle,
Searching through the dry and desolate leaves,
Harboring books filled with glorious voice!
For once I am thankful for endless time.

I've ran out of wax! Where have you gone, time?
The wick caught fire, but loving was the wind.
But did you not hear my hesitant voice,
As I walked slow through perilous shadow?
These mural portraits, showing strange green leaves.
But they've always been gray, silly castle!

Wind and leaves, I'm afraid you've been mislead,
Finding a shadow, never there, for so long a time!
Was there ever voice in thine castle?

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  1. Date: 10/24/2014 9:21:00 AM
    love how you drew this tim truly excellent pen

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 10/24/2014 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sestinas are a tricky form to write in, but I'm happy you enjoyed it!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:56:00 PM
    The poem is very well themed...the visuals of castles, rustling leaves, shadows... the eeriness. And the last line was superb! I was completely captivated by the images. Wonderful writing :) I see you are on the Top 100 list... you are also on my fave poet list. Have an awesome day !

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is news to me... I had no idea I was in the top 100. I'm so pleased you favorited me... it means more than you know to have such great supporters!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Very deep, Timothy. A very different side of you! I got a little lost thinking there must be something deeper about the leaves that I don't understand...."But they've always been gray, Silly Castle." You want to bring me up to speed? Sorry..maybe I'm just a simpleton.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha... well this was based off a Lovecraft story I read awhile back. I was wanting it all to feel like one big facade, the world as he knows it, coming apart at the seems. Why? Who knows... like Lovecraft's stories he never explains the why, which is the reason they are so eerie.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:28:00 AM
    I could almost imagine that breeze and the candle flickering out. There's more that meets the eye in this poem! I liked it! Was really good!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A bit of fantasy element to this one... thanks for the compliment! Glad you could immerse yourself in the words!
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:51:00 AM
    The atmosphere behind this is stunning & intense. Quite the message between the lines. Excellent job!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again Drake! I just find it very, very sad to think of someone (or something) who is completely "nameless"... which is what I wanted to express.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:22:00 AM
    I had to read it twice, a lot to take in here. You have quite the imagination.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's definitely one of my stranger pieces... the fact you read it twice means a lot though :)
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:48:00 AM
    ...or was it just the wind? I like the feeling of this one, Timothy. Awesome!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sestina is a very difficult form, but I'm happy with the turn out of this one. Thank you much for the compliment!