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"The Syballine"
Behind closed eyelids the curtains of the mind open to silent applause Sun screens are slick and applied shining bright Ultra Violet a violent Light all over a body of work, unseen words written tattooed black on smooth satin alabaster beneath piercing opalescent lasers frosty green burning the tithed pages of a rosy crucifixion cast aside, palms raised and speaking in secret tongues whispering necromantic Psalms fed open-handed to wailing seabirds carrying songs of majesty slow winged, powerful and heavy towards a pregnant waxing beguiling witches' Black Sabbath moon this doesn’t stop the burn bare legs stretch open a story being born and somewhere magnetised nude feet walk towards the naked Syballine standing still within the shallow fire opal ocean arms lifting conjuring new powers not humble, in fierce supplication raised upwards now to pearly clouds there beneath the Too Soon, a dawning golden orb, stands Blue Sky holding the Sun her back is turned see the spine fine boned joints like a ladder your fingers like lightening trace their course silky seduction they play her tight strung held in your arms caressed like a cello bow steaming her keys turned ignition forgotten kisses carried on the slender shoulders of life - now see the Sun rising lips ripe heart bleeding black wings unfolding fallen, no longer disguising she turns Journeying from the Deep Expelled from the shallows (LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
Echoes – Pink Floyd https://youtu.be/KBca3xf-j3o
"And no one sings me lullabies And no one makes me close my eyes So I throw the windows wide And call to you across the sky" "And no one showed us to the land And no one knows the where's or why's But something stirs and something tries And starts to climb towards the light"
LYRICS, “Echoes” – Pink Floyd https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-echoes-lyrics
"Overhead the albatross Hangs motionless upon the air And deep beneath the rolling waves In labyrinths of coral caves An echo of a distant time Comes willowing across the sand And everything is green and submarine..."

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Date: 7/25/2020 10:16:00 AM
Thoughts to be showcased indeed... congratulations M
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/25/2020 8:26:00 PM
Danke Schön mein herr.
Date: 7/24/2020 4:16:00 PM
Hi LL! You have a wonderful way of pairing words that don't seem to go together making them into poetry - "rosy crucifition," "necromantic Psalms." Love the shape. Congratulations on your POTD.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/24/2020 4:55:00 PM
Thank you Sam. Call it insanity. The term 'rosy crucifixion' hails from Henry Miller's 3 stories. Colour was used in this poem, and I thought rosy fitted well with crucifixion, in a different context....but then again, maybe similar on some levels.
Date: 7/24/2020 12:29:00 PM
Hello Lady Labyrinth, you have really used your imagination onthese poems. Congrats. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/24/2020 3:59:00 PM
Thank you Lady De Beaulieu.
Date: 7/24/2020 8:41:00 AM
What patience you have to create this poem in this shape. Congratulations.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/24/2020 3:58:00 PM
Indeed Sunlite. Thank you.
Date: 7/24/2020 8:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. What a pen you have filled with so much creativity. I love your open. Never thought of eyelids as curtains but you are so right. Enjoy your win and day...........
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/24/2020 3:58:00 PM
Thank you Paula.
Date: 7/24/2020 6:17:00 AM
Congratulations Leanne on POTD... from a boot up of Poetry Soup to an outstanding poetic write this morning...All the best
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/24/2020 3:58:00 PM
Thank you. x
Date: 7/23/2020 7:00:00 AM
Always I find myself marveling at the creativity, depths and sometimes spiritual gleanings of your superbly crafted poetry! That you do so combine light and dark seemingly effortlessly into a rare gleaming gem. This is truly an inspirational new piece. And a fav.... God bless.. your many poetic gifts given us....
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2020 2:00:00 PM
As you say- ""I relate well to darkness. Some of the most interesting stories are borne out of darkness. x"" Yet some too readily dismiss as if it is a scary beat, a taboo subject in poetry.. Which I quite correctly counter with the fact that a great many world famous poets, golden poets of old-- wrote dark poetry. Seems modern education, historic references to history of poetry is vastly absent from these poets scant knowledge base. Yet I've encountered that criticism far, far too often from such self-appointed, uninformed judging gods..
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/23/2020 12:41:00 PM
Thank you Lindley. You can be assured, I'm no flummery confection for mass distribution at a Wendy's Outlet, I'm no Cinderella - I relate well to darkness. Some of the most interesting stories are borne out of darkness. x
Date: 7/22/2020 2:59:00 PM
and long the echoes sound, reverberating through the mind...held, if only for a moment in time xx
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/22/2020 6:27:00 PM
"For a woman, all resurrection, all salvation, from whatever perdition, lies in love; in fact, it is her only way to it.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead