Iridescence Bloomed

Iridescence Bloomed

A Poem by Doodley
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For she who returns.

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Oh, sweet night maiden whither art thou?
This wretched heart so longs for thee,
Thy tender caress upon mine brow,
To quench this flow of feverish sea.

This darkness sliced by pallid strain,
From whence hallucination cometh and goes,
To magnify this palsied pain,
And dull the light that long since glows.

From what viral intrusion doth I quake?
Who rapes mine eyes of crystal tear,
And burns in mine depths no liquid can slake,
And breeds this aluminium gust of fear?

Oh, Azrael! Is it thee I hear?
Dost thee reap ever gently against mine door?
Cometh to steal the last of breath I bear,
And snatch mine soul forevermore?

Hence! Begone! Thee cursed foul!
I shalt not transcend to eternal wight!
But to stayeth steadfast as the nocturnal owl,
And chooseth mine hour of passing flight!

As weakness envelopes mine waning rage,
And desire bows down at shadow's knees,
I reacheth mine penultimate lifetime page,
And enshroud myself in worthless pleas.

Is it sweet Death that this way comes?
Through blurring eyes I cannot see!
Till with sensual halcyon she sings and hums,
Sweet maiden, Love, hath returned to me!

She frowns upon mine withered frame,
And draweth me to her homely breast,
Cocooned I lay all still and tame,
In sense of waking, dying rest.

With burgundy lips like Summer's wine,
And eyes translucent drops of dew,
She pressed her mouth gently to mine,
And kissed mine soul with life anew!

Oh, Vitality! Whither hast though been?
Surge thyself all through mine veins!
To cast aside this jaundiced sheen,
And breaketh me free of sickly chains!

Sweet maiden, Love, gaveth final smile,
And vanished thus as Spring kissed snow,
Her fleeting stayeth for just this while,
Hadst restored the essence of mine flow.

Now, reborn to vigour by potent love,
Whither once hath lived shadow and all was't doomed,
I gaze upon the celestial canvas above,
As all around me iridescence bloomed.






© 2017 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
An Elizabethan archaic poem.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

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By the gods and goddesses. My friend. I have no words. Would that you had written these words to this old crone and she should have pooled at your feet and melted happily into the nether, touched by the pen of true love! Damn, but you are talented!!!!!

To choose a stanza as a favorite makes for a bitter choice, but the eloquence and sheer strength of these words make the breath rush out of me every single time I read them:
"As weakness envelopes mine waning rage,
And desire bows down at shadow's knees,
I reacheth mine penultimate lifetime page,
And enshroud myself in worthless pleas."

And desire bows down at shadow's knees..... yes, this I love the best.

An amazing project and a true testament of your talent and beautiful mind.

Posted 8 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

8 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Poetic License. I am humbled by your very generous appraisal an.. read more
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I'm reminded of an old wrought iron Victorian fence, with swirls and curves, strength and height, but rusted by years. Your words are like a lantern, a beacon of hope to be found in love, the rust fading. The Elizabethan archaic language is a testament to the years, lost since past, but still rich in tone. It's greatly appreciated and acknowledged.

My favorite stanza as well:

"With burgundy lips like Summer's wine,
And eyes translucent drops of dew,
She pressed her mouth gently to mine,
And kissed mine soul with life anew!"


Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Linda. Very interesting musings on this piece. Welcome to my po.. read more
a good great poem of love of a lifetime; though i will say the title should've been OH, SWEET AZALEA

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

5 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Robert. I appreciate your time and kind words.
Wonderful all the way through
with a spectacular ending.
Love the colors it brings to mind
"With burgundy lips like Summer's wine,
And eyes translucent drops of dew,
She pressed her mouth gently to mine,
And kissed mine soul with life anew! "

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

5 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Josie. I appreciate your time and kind words.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

5 Months Ago

You are welcome!
:)
Remind me not to read your writing at night lol


Great piece !


Goodnight =)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Farmgirl. Why mustn't you read me at night? I appreciate the ki.. read more
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mou
your beautiful words make it more soothing..a poetic weather everywhere.. just beautiful..many words are touching the heart..so favorite desk of my library is calling it :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading, reviewing and shelving this poem, Mou. I appreciate your generous appraisal a.. read more
By the gods and goddesses. My friend. I have no words. Would that you had written these words to this old crone and she should have pooled at your feet and melted happily into the nether, touched by the pen of true love! Damn, but you are talented!!!!!

To choose a stanza as a favorite makes for a bitter choice, but the eloquence and sheer strength of these words make the breath rush out of me every single time I read them:
"As weakness envelopes mine waning rage,
And desire bows down at shadow's knees,
I reacheth mine penultimate lifetime page,
And enshroud myself in worthless pleas."

And desire bows down at shadow's knees..... yes, this I love the best.

An amazing project and a true testament of your talent and beautiful mind.

Posted 8 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

8 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Poetic License. I am humbled by your very generous appraisal an.. read more
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I love classic poetry and this has such a wonderful classic feel to it. So many beautiful lines, it is impossible to pick my favorite. Stunning, stunning poetry. :) Julie

Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Julie. I am humbled by your praise for this poem. I appreciate .. read more
Very nice write. You have many really nice lines in this one. Valentine

Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Valentine. I appreciate the line.

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Last Updated on November 11, 2017
Tags: Poem, death, life, saviour, illness, pain, love, archaic.

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Doodley
Doodley

Sydney , Australia



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