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~ " And Death Shalt Mourn..." ~

Updated on November 5, 2013
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Thine unmade flesh of wraithlike guest,

‘Twas hidden inside thy treasure chest;

Ere mages pored o’er almagest,

Love’s lava had scribed, they’d ne’er have guessed

That welkin manna upon her womb,

Bore dragonslayer of fain eftsoons.


II

Forsooth, within her catacomb,

Unopened bloom in eerie room,

Twere budding jewel of Nazarene day,

From tenebrous plights in fervent May.


III

Thence snowbroth glistened his hoary leaven,

Departing , usward, skyfall sweven;

Furfuraceous, manumitting fetters,

Awakened ‘ternal Gaelic letters.


IV

Thane rede, forth undisputed siege,

E’il garbed in weeds afore his liege;

Frowned wellaways, did’st thee witherward yede,

To yield his glaive, to light, concede.


Ye End

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hello Anna,

      Many thanks for sailing by and anchoring awhile, to leave such uplifting and encouraging commentary; certainly hope your day so far is unfolding in your favour.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Very interesting and your previous commentators are right , a little work was needed for full word definitions on this one.

      You carried your message over perfectly and the photographs were a fitting compliment to it. Very well written.

      Anna

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      That is very kind of you to offer Phyllis Doyle, and your sobering commentary is uplifting, so thank you, and sincerely hope you find the path which leads to the greatest promise of hope and happiness for you.

      Best Wishes,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Jackie,

      A great quote from the Good Book you have there, and hope that you are in good health, and have enjoyed a lovely weekend so far. Many thanks for coming by for a read, and for leaving such encouragement; you are a marvellous poetess - your amazing magnolia-based verse has proven that, and you could write even greater still :)

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Eddy, and hope that life is treating you and your family well in timeless Wales.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love it !!!! RQ, you must write more of this genre. It is very engaging and very creative.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh, death, where is thy sting? Beautifully done. I could never begin to write like this...but I love to read it.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Another gem whish shows your talent at its best.

      Eddy.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Wetnosedogs!

      I hope you and the fluffy boys 'n' girl are feeling fine today. Thank you for your wonderful comment, and enjoy a lovely evening.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Great , no say whatever you want, I appreciate all comments positive or negative. Its a good way to be inspired and to learn.

      I like the comment you made and value everyone's opinion. Thank you.

      So glad that was cleared up. Sorry I didn't see your comment.

      You have a great week as well.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @Rayne123,

      Hey, that's O.K. Just trying to clear any potential misunderstandings; humour can get lost in translation sometimes, and I sure don't like to make folk feel uncomfortable or awkward in any way.Thanks, as always, for your kind remarks which are certainly valued, and hope you have a marvellous evening.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Oh you were right, sorry I just seen it now, its all good

      I never take anything the wrong way. I have a good sense of humor and enjoy others sense of humor.

      sorry I actually thought I did approve it for some reason as my reply was to that comment.

      Thanks for the comment. I appreciate all comments especially from fine poets.

      Thank you

      Laurie

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      All I can say is wow. It's fantastic, R.Q.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Oh no I did publish it, I always do, I even replied, I said it is always nice to hear from a great poet as yourself.

      I will go check though.

      Thanks for bringing to my attention

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @ Rayne123 the comment is in relation to your ' Sensual Desires( Poetry ) Hub. I posted a comment on there, which you didn't publish, so have had to respond on this Hub instead....not looking for any drama here. Thank you for responding.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      HI, huh,

      yes it was a sense of humour but when I said I get the message, I meant that I understood your poem even though I had to look up some words.

      Even though you use those words I still had no problem understanding the poem. You lost me when you said not interested in a physical way lol.

      Not sure what you mean wait another 30 hours either, you lost me for sure lol, but its all good

      anyway great work.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @ Rayne123. Glad to hear you have a sense of humour ( I think ). So you want to wait another thirty hours before publishing my comment? I'm not interested in you in a physical way - don't take banter too seriously. I'm not unaware of what is going on.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Faith,

      The toys have to go back in the box now :)

      A very valuable addition from you here, and who knows better than the power of the Lord working through their life than you dearest heart?

      Indeed, claiming His promises and standing upon His Word by hearing and believing the Good News bringing that life eternal is the greatest weapon to continue that victory which He won over death. ( 1 Corinthians 15:25-26; 2 Timothy 1:10; Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14), and many more life-breathing passages.

      The pictures were there to show the subordination of the dragon of paganism, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the bonds of death by Almighty God, the message of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian church ( 1 Cor. 15:25-26), and the lion from the tribe of Judah ( Jesus Christ ) holding the keys(authority), over Death and Hades(world of the dead) Revelation 1:17-18.

      Thank you, as always for flying by to read, and send my very best to you and yours dear Faith.

      With Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hey Deergha!

      I trust you are doing O.K. as well, and you're welcome.This one a little more trying, but hope that the pics gave the main thrust of the verse. Thank you for your support and generous comments.

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ms Dora,

      I saw a couple of words which had fallen into disuse and decided to pursue them so I could get a one-off message across to those with a penchant for scholarship, to invite them to think about the best news they're likely to hear in their life - personally, would prefer to keep the simplicity in writing but necessity is often the mother of invention and, in retrospect, it seemed meet to adopt this tailor-made tack as an approach for this occasion.

      Kindest Regards to you in the beautiful St. Kitts, and best wishes for a good week ahead.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for stopping over for a read Jamie. Have a great remainder of the week.

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Romeos,

      Nice of you to share your "new toys" here with us all. Very interesting ... and challenging as MsDora indicated ... However,

      Triumphant as to death no longer having its grips on us when we know of Him in a personal and intimate relationship ... and death is kicked to the curb and we now shall have eternal life ... Praise Him!

      This is just my "Faith Reaper" spin on your fascinating poem here : )

      Amazing imagery too.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hi R Q,

      Sure have to look up for your standard of words but never the less the intensity and depth of the poem is very much exclusive. The significance of the poem is very much poignant like always. Your expression and selection of words even the pics are amazing. Thanks for this share. Shared and Votes way up.

      deergha

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Would love to know how you developed a love for usage of Middle/Old English terms. They're interesting--and challenging. I like them.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      You really display your grasp of language in this poem, well done. jamie

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ann,

      It's always nice to have you drop by as you have so many useful words to contribute. Thanks a million for your generosity and for your vote of confidence.

      Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      I'm going to have to look up some of those words too but it's still a powerful poem! It's great to have your poetry which is so different and so refreshing. Great illustrations! Another block-buster! Up etc. Ann

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Laurie!

      Lol! Apologies for the difficult language but I warned in the summary it was old-fashioned English - just trying out some new toys :)

      I hope you're doing alright and look forward to catching up with your lovely writings.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Wow what a powerful message behind what is another powerful poem.

      Yep have to look up words again lol, but I get the message.

      Blessings

      Laurie