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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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