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Thus we came to rebehold the stars
And the other globes of the celestial skies,
Lady Luna with her blunted horns renewed-
The darkness haunting us left somewhere behind.

Or maybe not quite, so the Heavens do taunt-
While the Sisters Fate laugh as the devils cry;
And the mechanics of the world turn counter clockwise,
They pushed on by the mortals who plot God's demise…

But you, my dear Ophelia, what do you see?
Do you envision your ghosts with those sightless eyes?
Or do you see anger, bitter desperation, hate?
The river as my arms that you refused to take?

My faithless lover, to the world a queen
A queen that it lost, like the others it had seen-
And your lips (now cold), how many lies did they speak?
Your hands (now damp), how many others did they seek?

None, and that's why you're a treacherous fool:
You denied yourself yours and now you're so cold
And dead, my Persephone, forever running away-
Like all women, our world's primary cause of pain;

I could say that I hate you but will I indeed?
My dame in the waters, in your eternal sleep,
My insane gambler stuck with a losing hand-
My lover, perhaps, if I were capable of love…

But maybe one day, from now far far away
Together we'll come to rebehold those stars-
Our hands joined, fair maiden, as one in death;
And so it is, it is- and so it is, it will be?

~Arya May
Thank you for all the vote, guys! I won the contest XD

The first line of the poem is the ending of Dante's Inferno, one of my personal favourites despite my being an agnostic atheist. I also like that poem because it happened to inspire the DMC video game series, which the world can't be without.

Intended for a poetry contest ("Inspiration") that #ThePoetryofDA is holding. For details, look at their journal entries.

I honestly was stuck on this poem for... weeks, essentially. I had no clue what to do until I started reading Shakespeare randomly... and then I was like "bingo, I'll do Hamlet."

I find Hamlet to be a very complex character, but he's also quite sexist due to his mother and the time era the play was written in. Although I don't approve of that, I tried to keep him in character, hence the line, "Like all women, our world’s primary cause of pain;"

Hope you enjoy~

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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
most enjoyable
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TheNighttimeWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
Utter perfection :) I must work to create pieces that are equally as great :)
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
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Shadow-Fox168 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It's beautiful... I read most of the stuff that inspired the poem. That's what made it even better.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the compliments and the watch~
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Fantastic! :happybounce: I loved reading this!
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much~
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. I see that you write poetry too, and honestly though your style differs quite a bit, I like what I've seen so far. I'll just go check out your gallery out now, forgive me XD
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Oh thank you! That was sweet of you! :tighthug:
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs. You're a good writer ^^
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
As are you! :heart: Thank you!
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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GentlePeace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome :D ,
Wish i could write something like this ;_;
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~ Practice makes perfect, as they would say.
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FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it worked,im inspired. legit. you have fated talent, never let i fade, cuz this is too excellent to ever let go.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
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FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your very welcome. how long you studypoetry for?
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*you're*

I started writing poetry last October. Before that, I'm sad to say that I had despised it in every way.
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FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really? how come?
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't really know. Something about it just annoyed me, I guess.
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FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well it happens i guess:/
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VintageChick121 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
First let me say Congratulations for winning the Inspiration Contest :clap:
Second, I love this poem. It has detail, depth and emotion to it.
Excellent job :D
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is so beautiful! Your poem is so well-crafted and your descriptions are amazing! :)
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :D
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wongy06 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I told you. :D
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Told me what?
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wongy06 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
That you'd win, of course. :P
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a little surprised too, to tell the truth ^^
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wongy06 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Haha, I'm not - it was much-deserved. :)
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing piece. I just so happened upon your work, and this has certainly impressed me! I love the different views of this, as the changing decisions of Hamlet are in the play. Beautiful piece, and I hope you win!
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, but if you don't mind, please vote for it as well! You can find the link at the summary or just here: [link]

It would be a great help ^^
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TheThirdTime Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
... Oh, God damn you, AryaMay, you continue to may me envious! You write so well and I love to read it - you have such a great language, well developed even compared to adults, and the things you write and the way you do it tells of depth and intelligence as well.

I read the other poem as well to make it a fair vote on my part - I will not lie even if it is on the internet. Luckily for you I preferred this one... Chosing Hamlet also really hits my heart as I love that play and I love the character as well. Shakespear had such depth in most of his tragedies and in my Drama-class we went to see a modern take on the old play kept in the elder language and honouring the personalities of the characters even if the setup was minimalistic and very different. You got the language right as well - as much as I am able to see with my foreigner-eyes at least ;)
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! And yes, I agree- it would only be fair if you did read the other poem, because otherwise it would be a meaningless vote on anyone's part. However, I have to say that I love Hamlet too. It's my favourite play he write right after Antony and Cleopatra, and the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia has always fascinated me. I mean, we have Hamlet who supposedly loves her and Ophelia who's pretty much controlled by her family who sees her as some kind of perpetual virgin... and then after that Hamlet goes insane and starts loathing women because of his mother and pretty much loses all emotion except those focused on killing Claudius...
The scene where he kind of called her a whore and that she should become a nun was kind of a reflection of that in my opinion, but I think he really did love her because not only did he throw himself in her grave but somehow regained part of his sanity after the shock of Ophelia's death. But all in all, that's really what inspired me.
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really hope you win! You did an amazing job! :)
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime. :star:
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prussia-awsome Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well written as always.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. Check out this story I'm working on: [link]

Also, check your email.
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prussia-awsome Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What should I make for mother? Her birthday is on the 31.

I will.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Write something.
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prussia-awsome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something that does not take a lot of work. I do not want to make it too obvious that I did not try. Mother knows what my good writing looks like now.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find that amazing because I really still don't know what your good writing looks like.

Well, that was only my suggestion. Go ask someone else if you're not happy with the answer.
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prussia-awsome Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's because I never let you read anything I write.

I have an idea now.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you claiming you actually write stuff?
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: dante's inferno
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I personally really liked the poem- probably only for Vergil's presence more than anything.
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes ^_^
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