A Fox in Mere Embers

By lupus tenebrae

 



“Fox in mere embers, lies just out of hiding,
nine tails aglow with the light they’re providing“,
verses, elusive, in dodging the candles,
cursive in something translation can’t handle.
As epics were written and lost on the way
and odysseys mumbled, estranged by the bay,
lanterns and flashlights had burnt out together,
searching the moor for a tale in the weather,
and filaments whispered, from your ears to mine,
in salvaging cliff notes from deep in the brine,
“fox in mere embers, lies just out of hiding,
nine tails aglow with the light they’re providing.”

Verses, elusive, in dodging the candles,
cursive in something translation can’t handle;
words on a heartstring, and lyrics on paper,
water in rainfall just turning to vapor,
roses for no one, and stones for Rozetta,
matching a lip-lock with crimson poinsettias,
romancing concept with blind innovation,
romancing diamonds to standing ovation
with love as our secret, and still all unknown,
and even by candle, we’re still all…alone.
“Fox in mere embers , lies just out of hiding,
nine tails aglow with the light they’re providing”.

As epics were written and lost on the way
and odysseys mumbled, estranged by the bay,
the lights seem acrylic, and so far behind
like candles in blackouts , like two palms in kind,
and dressed incognito, as sirens in white,
they dance and allure with a song for the night.
Metaphors mutter in hopes of describing,
like relapse and whiskey, or pills in prescribing,
explaining away all the foghorns in sounding
as misty white maidens’ acoustics resounding;
“fox in mere embers, lies just out of hiding,
nine tails aglow with the light they’re providing”.

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Copyright 2012 lupus tenebrae
Published on Sunday, December 2, 2012.     Filed under: "Structured" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

One of those little miracles, licentia rhyme isn't easy for me to pull off.
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  • A former member wrote: Nice mythology context and reference. One can only wish to have your talent.

  • Void Vortex On Sunday, August 18, 2013, Void Vortex (331)By person wrote:

    Wow. The talent on this site is amazing! Magical poem.

  • Nehema On Sunday, July 7, 2013, Nehema (1322)By person wrote:

    Congrats, this is stunning. I always preferred the Iliad to the Odyssey, but this makes me wanna go back and re-read it from the memories and images invoked by this piece. The middle stanza is my favorite, like the references there based on a recent personal experience. Your perfectionism is appreciated - XXOO Scholar

  • dwells On Sunday, July 7, 2013, dwells (5800)By person wrote:

    Many bows for this superlative piece Wolfie, cheers!

  • A former member wrote: Truly one of your finest works, Jared, & worth many rereads. Pulls at something in me that few poems can. Congrats on the well-deserved win, sir.

  • TheProphetUntold On Saturday, July 6, 2013, TheProphetUntold (143)By person wrote:

    This was a difficult contest to judge, there were a few other poets who had 10's in merit easily. But when it came to the matter of element, they fell in the 6-7 range and this, in my opinion fell in the 8-9 range. Without further rambling I award you the prize and my respect, for such an accomplished, thought out and heart felt piece. 19/20 Phenomenal work, man. Take care.+tpu+

  • Devilish On Friday, May 17, 2013, Devilish (3799)By person wrote:

    You so deserved this lupus.. yes yes yes.. i seen this without being logged in and had to ofcourse log in. lol congrats you ..well deserved. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: I pictured myself sitting in a rocking chair by a window, a candle in one of those old burners that has a holder for your finger on the sill and it snowing outside. There was a small, dying down fire just beyond the garden trees and there were faces passing between the window and what I saw. There were voices in my ear. You took me somewhere, and echos will last. Scholar

  • BetaWolfinVA On Sunday, February 10, 2013, BetaWolfinVA (919)By person wrote:

    well written, beautiful why the repetitive mention of the nine tailed kitsune? Scholar

  • lupus tenebrae On Friday, February 15, 2013, lupus tenebrae (1031)By person wrote:

    That's the mystery of it, I don't know why that repetition stuck. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: What can I add to this comment-wise? Absolutely nothing! This is a work of natural genius...you were born to do this. I fell asleep to this poem floating through my head & swimming through my heart last night. Bravo, man, just...bravo! Scholar

  • haunted On Monday, December 3, 2012, haunted (1231)By person wrote:

    speaking of epic...this is beautiful. i love your choice of words and how they all come together. its a perfect poem lupus. it doesnt get any better than this!

  • GhettoZombie On Monday, December 3, 2012, GhettoZombie (168)By person wrote:

    You made this look effortless. I am amazed. Truly. Scholar

  • Devilish On Monday, December 3, 2012, Devilish (3799)By person wrote:

    OMG please forgive me i never speak to you this way i can't help it this time i am fucking wet and drenched in this. holy hell. this is a bad bitch. a prefect ten. you sir i can't keep typing i will get myself in trouble. WOW Scholar

  • FaeraMarei On Sunday, December 2, 2012, FaeraMarei (12)By person wrote:

    This was AMAZING!!!! I loved it so, so, so incredibly much! Foxes allure me.... Maybe that's why my nickname is Kitsune... >~

  • Feral On Sunday, December 2, 2012, Feral (72)By person wrote:

    I feel the need to acknowledge this. I think this is going to be one of the ones I memorize and recite in quiet moments. Thank you, wolf.

  • PoetessDarkly On Sunday, December 2, 2012, PoetessDarkly (1031)By person wrote:

    lovely rhyme. love the imagery and flow.

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