Absinthe Blotter of Eleusis

Absinthe Blotter of Eleusis

A Poem by NightShade
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I'd say that this Death management system is as good as any other...

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Capricious, verdant faeries often prattle in ethereal bowers
They chatter symphonies of dappled star-bursts
through sensuous thoughts of sublime comprehension
with nary a care for tunes of consensus

Their slotted spoons liquefy elemental monstrosities
of waxing pretension. For planetary gardens of metal
ring truest when seeded with laughter born of
wisdom that encompasses saline sorrows

Overflowing chalices must drizzle libations
to immortal queens of far removed paradise
where dwell hedonist spirits of pensive grain
Inky shadows that stretch liminal spaces like razorblade smiles

Anisette visions light Promethean conflagrations
Truth born of artistic souls disdained
by gray-faced agents of clockwork gloom
that build citadels against the maelstrom of Enlightenment

Bitter is the taste of wormwood that eviscerates residual self images
and opens up auguries of worlds to come
This quintessential savagery--
A Hecatomb to propitiate the Mistress

Who guides any that dare labyrinthine
realms of self procured knowing
Her torches, obsidian flames of Wisdom,
engender maps that mustn't be mistaken for territories

The Celestial paths are indeed aromatic
with warnings unheeded by intellectual fools
and sycophantic prostitutes of egotistic ideals
that prey on the corpses of ingenuity

Consume not offered bread by sagacious Death though
you starve! Drink no waters of Lethe and speak not until
appointed rebirth. Plant the pomegranate and
irrigate it with salted streams of rust

Thus, having trod beyond horrific ghosts of
loathsome denial, may your Thirst be quenched
and the blotter become saturated with calm
The sacred exaltation of your cosmic recycling assured

© 2011 NightShade


Author's Note

NightShade
I don't know why Absinthe and the Eleusinian Mysteries melded together but I find them oddly complimentary.

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Makes sense Demeter representing the grain; or in this case grain alcohol. Persephone the goddess of vegetation representing the Anise and Fennel. Wonderfully thought out piece here. I must admit that the Title of this one caught my eye as I have been known to indulge in the green fairy from time to time as she is one of my muses. The sheer depth of this one piece alone make me want to friend you just to see what else you write; and shall do so. Well written.

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You show such a command of language here. Each stanza has great imagery and flow. Great piece!

Posted 10 Years Ago


so would Loki if you drank 2 tankards full in 30 min..just sayin'

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Makes sense Demeter representing the grain; or in this case grain alcohol. Persephone the goddess of vegetation representing the Anise and Fennel. Wonderfully thought out piece here. I must admit that the Title of this one caught my eye as I have been known to indulge in the green fairy from time to time as she is one of my muses. The sheer depth of this one piece alone make me want to friend you just to see what else you write; and shall do so. Well written.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Powerful write here, muchly enjoyed

Posted 10 Years Ago


I am familiar with Absinthe, but not the latter. No matter what they mean together, you have penned that is memorable, imaginative and a tinge on the other side of bizarre. In other words, you have created a wonderful work of art.

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