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~ Whilome / Mystery ~

Updated on March 18, 2020

~ ◊ ΜΨΣΤÊΡÿ ◊ ~

In truancy of light be'eth darkness;

'Pon absence of darkness shines light;

Pray show thee abodes whereth mystery goes,

Whenst umbrae doth shirkest the wight.

Is she there in the wind where the feathered song blows,

In a corner of sky where the glistener glows?

Peradventure the graces where hopeful hearts dwelt,

Aye, affectionate chases that twain lovers felt?

Dost she surf 'pon frothed arch as spumed crest greets yon breeze,

'Hind knave patches o' pirates who remonstrate seas?

Wilt she pitch up her yurt in thine own devlish heart,

Amble brume-laden paths hewn on unchartered charts?

Sail invisible craft betwixt fear and its tear,

Will she shoo thee away if ye usher her near?

Wilt she fain to be charmed by tranced swain of her ilk,

As she shimmies in gauzes of dancing-girl's silk?

Will she turn back the clock on the world's longest day,

Does she step to the fore when there's nothing to say?

Must she rule vivid realms beyond poetry's eyes,

Don the womanly mask of thy chosen disguise?

Read the soul of your muse with her tittle and jot,

Furnish erudite flow for your criminal plot?

Yea, in all of these things she won't fail to alink,

All the twists ye have thought flown on wings of your ink,

To alight on the world, tote a colour to your race,

Citing ensorcelled words via her unspoken face.



—— ‡ † Whilome † ‡——


" What pageant subtle didst I espy,

As dawn broached dusks' skeletal sky?

Whenst suntide fleshed night's stony eye,

In lunelight's troth of tender sigh? "



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    • Romeos Quill profile imageAUTHOR

      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Faith and for your kind concern.

      A Happy Mother's Day to you in the states and thanks for your blessings and hugs which I hope are swiftly and copiously returned to their authoress with interest.

      Warmest Regards;


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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Romeos,

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of poetry. This one is also lovely to read in the evening hours. You are a master of writing great poetry.

      I do hope all is well with your dear mother now.

      (((Hugs))) to you and yours

      God bless you, dear heart

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I hope you are well and thank you Audrey.

      Warm Regards;


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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi writinglover; thank you for stopping by, for your uplifting discourse and trust that your job is still going well for you.

      Here's hoping that the forthcoming weekend proves equal to its anticipation for you.

      All the Best;


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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Just gorgeous!

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      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

      Very beautiful, R.Q! Missed reading your work!

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you tirelesstraveler and glad that part of this verse resonated with you.

      Best Wishes;


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      Judy Specht 

      5 years ago from California

      The phrase "truancy of light" is amazingly deep with meaning. Splendid use of language.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Deergha and bless you and your kinfolk too.

      My mum is doing just fine now, thank you for asking and sis has bounced back but has run into another problem.

      Thank you so much for your prayers; you have a beautiful heart Deergha.

      Enjoy a fabulous week;

      Kindest Regards;


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      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      R Q,

      Many thanks for this wonderful Mystery. I am following MsDora here to become richer to know the new word 'Whilome '. The words that you weave always leave me in a kind of ultimate poetic trance where I almost forget that there is a world beyond words and I flowed pretty much in a spontaneous trend till the end of the Mystery.

      Its bit glistened weather out here across the oceans with dash of Sun shine here and there in the April sky. Your poem is always a delight to start the day with really.

      Hope your mother is recovering fine by now. How is your sister doing now? So you must be under bit of pressure to look after your Mom and works obviously. But its real awesome, Friend to see you excel in your poetic voyage like never before among so many responsibilities. My prayers for your Mom and I am sure she will be fit and happy in no time. Convey my regards to her and many warm smiles your sister's way.

      Take care dear friend and much good wishes for you always

      God bless you and your family


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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Always a pleasure to have you here MsDora and to share these remarkable tools of language with a first class article writer.

      Thank you for your uplifting encouragement and kind words.

      Warm Regards;


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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for adding "whilome to my vocabulary". Comments above state that your poem is wonderful for the morning. Happy to say it is just as thrilling in the afternoon. The mysterious, "unspoken face" affects us all powerfully through your pen. You're a pleasure to read.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Aw Mary; I've just taxied over from your latest doglet Hub but couldn't leave a remark. Your new Gizmo is cute as a button and couldn't keep a straight face when reading your list of exotically named pooches :)

      Much obliged for you coming by and happy that some of the verse helped to lift a somewhat undecided morning in Sinatra's backyard.

      Thanks a million and hope the rest of the day unfolds to your advantage.


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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Glad to be of service Jamie; sending well wishes and good vibes to you and your lovely family.


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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Peggasuse ( clever nom de voyage; Pegasus/Peggy Sue ? ) and pleased to make your acquaintance on here.

      Sending thanks to you in Indiana from little 'ol England and best wishes for an enjoyable afternoon.


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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      I agree with Jamie. Its dreary and rainy here so this is a beautiful spot of sunshine to start the day. Thank you for this lovely poem.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful poetry this morning. A wonderful read to start the day. Jamie

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      5 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Incredibly beautiful picture!

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Phyllis.

      Yeah; things are pretty O.K. on this side of the water; my sister couldn't emotionally cope with looking after our mother after she had had her double stroke so I've been taking over since just after Christmas and trying to fit in work and writing as well - she's much better now though.

      I trust that all's well with you also and that you are finding time to enjoy your grandchildren.

      Take care dear Phyllis and hope you have a wonderful week.


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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love the poem about the Muse, Romeo. What a great honour for our Poetry Month. Very well done.

      Hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Have a wonderful week. Blessings to you, Dear Poet.


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