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The Tide of the Maelstrom

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The Tide of the Maelstrom

From seas of green, to darkened woe
The winds do blow the grief
In Maelstrom's tide, to havens low
We waken death from sleep

Harkened to the evening star
The evil calls the foe
Into the tide of the Maelstrom
Into the deep below 

Dark haven, cruel Raven
Where shall you then depart?
The whole ship has sunken
Into the whirlpool's heart 

The moon will shine from up above 
Till darkness ends the light
The moaning mist of deadened love
The sad, lost wings of flight 

Demon waters drown the glee
Of all remaining hope 
The gift to hear, the gift to see
Left us long ago

Dark haven, cruel Raven
Where shall you then depart?
The whole ship has sunken 
Into the whirlpool's heart 

Dark haven, cruel Raven!
Where shall you fall tonight?
The whole world is shaken
In Maelstrom's sick delight 

-experimenting on this verse; 
trying to make a four part 
acapella...wish me luck!!

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 12:37:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 2:55:00 PM
    You don't need luck Laura, you have geuine talent & inspiration; just love the trust - this gloomy & exhilerating composition is rife with determinism & daring - I respect the ancient use of language in this write too - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Laura, glad to see you here. Figured end of semester or vacation or something. Anyway, the raven appears to me to be in a bit of a predicament. I think of the unseen island or another ship that is there but unseen. That is not always the case, but when the raven is steadfast, these temporary miracles could happen. However, the maelstrom does await us all in some form or another. I think you put your heart into your work, and I love reading it. For me it has an unusual incite. Thanks.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Loved this..nicely written.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:33:00 AM
    This is a keeper, loved your use of words and images. Rick

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:20:00 AM
    Dear Laura, you have written a really good poem ... but feel a little sad and "dark" ... - Hope you are doing well. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)