Dark Heart

Dark Heart

A Chapter by Abdul Batin Osman Bey

a poem inspired by H.P. Lovecraft


Ancient rituals rural Vermont

A performance seldom seen by natural eyes


Mysterious flames of ever changing color

Kept the naked images blurry


Celtic rhythms kept knotting time

While they yelled out honorary titles to a pre-human god


Vortexes of Chaos appeared in every direction

Shifting spiritual waltzes among the bare


Spreading the heart of Darkness

© 2013 Abdul Batin Osman Bey

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Hm... I sort of got a message of religion will become empty if its practices are hallow and have no mark of faith behind them, leaving nothing but darkness in even the most pious hearts. I found the fourth stanza the most vivid in terms of conveying a point and pure, poetic imagery. Well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

10 Years Ago

Thank you for your reflections, I'm always delighted when people tell me what they get from my poems.. read more

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Added on June 2, 2013
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Tags: H.P. Lovecraft, Vermont, Rituals, mysterious, flames, eldrich, Arkham, Miskatonic, Celtic, music, pre-human, god, vortexes, Chaos, shifting, darkness


Abdul Batin Osman Bey
Abdul Batin Osman Bey

Cambridge, MA

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