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You Do Not Know Me

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Below is the poem entitled You Do Not Know Me which was written by poet arthur vaso. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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You Do Not Know Me

Dark angels dance overhead
Storm clouds swirl within my head
Smiles are the veils of hidden thoughts
Tormented souls question not what is not

Ile St Louis, a swamp of nighttime beasts
Where soon poets shall roam
All that changed, the darkness kept the same
Only evil flowers dare to grow here

I was born in the comfort of a weeping nurse
Soon bestowed to the gallows underneath
For life passed by, and left me to ponder
The horror and madness within my dreams

You kiss my lips
Passions kiss you think frees me
From the darkness where I reside
St Louis is but far off from our romps

The play, maybe a muse on a past romance
Our flirt but a dance with history
You don’t know me
For I was born in the dark

As love ripens, we turn to grapes
The evening becomes our escape
Tiss you who have drowned me
In Seine, is where I rest

You don’t know me
My lover and killer
As I float away
From l'ile St Louis


Footnotes:

This poem is truly Edgar Allen Poe! Ile St Louis is the smaller of 2 islands in Paris on the Seine. It used to be swampland and crazing for cows, and in fact was the original Paris. Of course it was later developed, and many a famous persons have lived there, one being,  Charles Baudelaire  a French poet, whom is famous for a few things, the first being his poetic works called “ Fleur du Mal “   ( Flowers of Evil ) and thus the line in my poem “Only evil flowers dare to grow here”.  However Charles Baudelaire also discovered the works of Edgar Allen Poe and proceeded to translate Poe’s works into French. 

In Seine, is where I rest, well what can I say, I am insane, and thus this is one of my favorite lines!! :) As for Ile St Louis, I can only say, in Canada it is truly and island all alone!

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  1. Date: 3/31/2014 6:37:00 AM
    Brilliantly penned poem. Congrats on your poem being featured this weak, arthur

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Another beautiful poemcomming from your mind. it's true - I don't know you, but I'm starting to and I don't there is too much evil in you. Thanks for reading my poem and for the information that you gave us here,,,,... Lucilla

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So sweet, thank you very much!
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Bravo my dark poet, from which the shadows have released loved this as always and again poe would adore it also. The dark master would love to have you for a student, between the two of you what works of wonderous works of voodoo could you do. cheri dunn

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Cherl, hope you have pleasant evening!
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 1:27:00 AM
    fine writing and a good poem.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 10/28/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kiran, much appreciated!