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~ Phantasmagoria ~

Updated on March 18, 2020

~ Phantasmagoria ~


V1/ As dawn-rise steals a sallow lune,

And morning hoists aeneous balloon;

In glints, from hints of santa’s buckle,

Shift flagpoled hues of honeysuckle.


V2/ From docile scenes in pregnant yawn,

Aroused by schemes, reveille born;

Whence lone star blinks her sleepy orb,

In cornered mind of nature’s fraud.


V3/ Whenst someone, somewhere craves today

To lode inside and tame the fray,

Of ‘morrows, all whisked via secret breath

Which promised life, nay offered death.


V4/ Eburnean, sponge-like clouds of cream,

Yea, touched, by tip-toed reaching queen;

As countess butterfly rides the bow,

And mermaids splash way down below.


V5/ Fierce manticore prance shifting thermal,

In time’s abstract unwound diurnal;

Beneath high vaults of crystal cake,

In hoary sprinkles of niveous flake.


V6/ Lo, summer’s leys burst hyacinth rife,

When bairn believe nymph come to life.

Ballerinas cavort, pirouetting high,

‘Midst gambolling swans ‘neath domino sky.


V7/ Li’l Tommy blows bubbles from a rickety bed,

Bloat vaster than grandma’s tiny head;

Pseudonymous creatures leapfrog gleams,

Then hitch a ride to their next dream.


V8/ Hornbeams, may lower green bough sublime,

To comb their leaves with porcupine,

As raspberry tigers doth play-fight babies,

Then waltz a tune with rotund ladies.


V9/ Skimming diamonds ‘cross the lake,

Like pebbles they bounce a watery wake;

They halt, and plop, then sink in capture,

Below horizoned liquid rapture.


V10/ Unseen beings of agape,

Stretch out their fins to catch this prey,

As keepsakes’ joy they humbly dredge,

These carefree dreams near water’s edge.



THE END


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    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      12 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for stopping over Laurinzoscott for a read and all glory to God for your generous reportage . Take care man.

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      Laurinzoscott 

      12 months ago from Kanab, Utah

      OMG ...wow...a modetn day Shakespeare...and I aint even kidding...

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      12 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Phantasmagoria ~

      First published Sun. 29th December, 2013

      Updated on August 31, 2014.

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you again Lady F, and glad that you enjoyed the write.

      Thanks for cruising over, and sending good thoughts your way for an exciting remainder of the day ahead.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      7 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Pleasant Good morning nice excerpt Romeo :)

      May God bless you have a wonderful day.

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cheers Anna; a bit unusual this one but glad you liked it.

      Hope life's treating you well in bonny Scotland - love reading your work.

      All the best,

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Well you took us on a very visual journey here. Your imagery was great and the poem flowed very well with your clever use of rhyming.

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Ann!

      I sincerely hope you had a smashing Christmas and a New Year celebration to remember.

      Glad you like this one, and I agree; I thought the one with the tiger was too cute to pass up. Thank you for such warm kindness and generosity of spirit in remarking upon this unusual kaleidoscope of the imagination, juxtaposed against this ball of rock we all rock on.

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 

      7 years ago from SW England

      This really is fantasmagorical! Love the pics, especially of the swan & the baby with tiger.

      This is truly a wild journey through the mind's images and worlds far away, then a glimpse of the glory of our own. One of your best, I think.

      Happy New Year to you and yours. Ann

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for coming by W1totalk and leaving such generous commentary. All the best for the New Year;

      R.Q.

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      W1totalk 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful work. Wonderful images overall. Great verses Romeoquills

    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you for your kind comments pstraubie, and sending warm wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from North Central Florida

      Carefully chosen, each word has come together to paint for us scenes we shall long remember. Hoping to find more carefree dreams and remarkable imagery in your works...

      Angels are on the way to you....ps

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my, Dear Romeos, this was worth the wait! What a fantastical journey you have taken us on here with this masterpiece of visuals in our mind's eye!!! Plus your added imagery is amazing as well. Your imagination is off the charts, and we are reaping the benefits of such.

      You are the master of the masterpieces no doubt!

      Up and more and sharing.

      I hope you have the best of the best weekends and a new year of many blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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