Green Fire

By purr_verse

His smile was a winter song...

Legendary and I knew it
and you knew I knew it too
Dark as midnight, voice like velvet,
Intensity embodied true, and
I knew then I was your slave girl
You sat back and laughed awhile, and
I saw flames flash through the winter
Through the winter of your smile.

Power was your greatest pleasure
Showed me death and made it sing
I believed you were the devil
Satan could do anything, and
I knew then you'd always beat me
I can't meet your famous style, and
I felt burning in the winter
In the winter of your smile.

You told me your story and kept me forever
and touched me like lightning and dreamt me your hell,
Dressed me in leather and loved me for lying
and kissed me with passion, you knew me so well,
And I dreamed of darkness, of demons and danger
and lust in the evening and flying much higher,
Of magick and mystery, incense and liquor -
I looked in your eyes and they flashed with green fire.

Everyone who knows you wants you
Either dead or for their own,
You reject all but a few, for
You do better all alone, and
Then you touched me so serenely
Like you knew your kiss would thrill, and
I fell like so many others
Many others you would kill.

And I danced in roses, in promise and beauty,
In mystical havens and burgundy wine
In fancy and freedom and pleasure and romance
In infinite fixtures unchanging with time,
And you gave me splendour and fathoms of favours
and darkest luxuriant perfect desire,
And my love, my darkling, obsessional demon -
I looked in your eyes and they flashed with green fire.

Love like poison and I knew it
and you knew I knew it too
Dark as Hades, touch of crimson,
Deadly star embodied true, and
I knew then I was your saviour
You sat back and laughed awhile, and
I saw flames flash through the winter
Through the winter of your smile.

I saw flames flash through the winter
Yes, you knew you had me still
I felt burning
I felt burning
Many others you would kill.

And I dreamed of bloodlust, of art and dissention,
Charisma impossible, beauty surreal,
Of mirrors and visions and climactic marvels
The thousands of fictions that you made me feel,
And herein lies victory, strange and perplexing,
and futures without you dissolve in the pyre
Gently infernal and lethal as lovers
I looked in your eyes and they flashed...

Through the winter burns the fire.



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Copyright 2003 Natalie Mills Lyndon
Published on Monday, December 1, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Pure awesomness just awesome 10

  • A former member wrote: This was good but, I like bent better.

  • jonLyndon On Friday, October 23, 2015, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    still fantastic ...

  • A former member wrote: I...I am just... speechless. *_* This is flawless. Keep up the good work! Truly amazing. :')

  • BetaWolfinVA On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, BetaWolfinVA (911)By person wrote:

    ohh my lord, what a wild ride Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Wow! I have to say you are really good! I thought this was absolutely beautiful. Reminds me of someone... Wish I could write half as good as this. I like the way you tied this together. The whole thing took a step into my life. Well done! Scholar

  • TWiiSTEDAnGeL On Friday, March 1, 2013, TWiiSTEDAnGeL (425)By person wrote:

    I couldn't possibly pick out just a few lines that are my fave.. this poem is perfectly flawless... I bow to thee.. Bravo!

  • Velvet Raven On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Velvet Raven (209)By person wrote:

    His smile was a winter song... Legendary and I knew it and you knew I knew it too Dark as midnight, voice like velvet, Intensity embodied true, and I knew then I was your slave girl You sat back and laughed awhile, and I saw flames flash through the winter Through the winter of your smile. These have to be my fav lines.... a slave girl .... oh my.... you have spoken to my soul on this one.... Scholar

  • FadedBlues On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, FadedBlues (2958)By person wrote:

    ...the eyes dance thru the music of this. you place us in a jail cell, the door is secured by your passion & meter & rhyme, & we're not leaving...

  • BetaWolfinVA On Monday, February 4, 2013, BetaWolfinVA (911)By person wrote:

    I loved this, not sure what you were describing, a person or a feeling but it was well done, and i got lost in your words Scholar

  • Dreamscape On Saturday, December 8, 2012, Dreamscape (34)By person wrote:

    Nice work, I enjoyed reading this, I hope you own a guitar.

  • A former member wrote: I know you don't intend it, but a lot of your lines spark ideas for me. The first & last lines are sheer perfection. Intense. One of your best. I get very lost in your work, purr_verse. Wish I could leave a more suitable comment almost as much as I wish I could see more writing like this around here.

  • LostInTime On Saturday, October 15, 2011, LostInTime (11)By person wrote:

    This is an amazing thing, a masterpiece

  • jonLyndon On Sunday, May 29, 2011, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    "You told me your story and kept me forever and touched me like lightning and dreamt me your hell" Classic you; such genius & brilliance your weaving of words, like a mythic/mystical witchy poet. The boodlust, the darkling serenity, the winter flames all in the vein of Green Fire... "fathoms of favour" "gently infernal and lethal as lovers" and finally POEM OF THE DAY so truly warranted. I've known this poem just shy of 8 years, and it still burns... perfectly. And further-finally: the Endline: so absolute in it's infinite finite as the paradox of day in night. Pure brilliance.

  • jonLyndon On Sunday, May 29, 2011, jonLyndon (117)By person wrote:

    ps, yes, of course, a most perfect intro line, as well. And as well, the day the Trilogy is complete! This Pen & Ink world juxtaposed in steampunk-cyberspace will be that-so-much-purrfect-better... ~jon

  • Kittykat On Sunday, August 22, 2010, Kittykat (36)By person wrote:

    This is poetic magic, I was glued to every word. It has a darkness than draws you in and makes you yearn to know the darkling personally. Fantasy set in motion.

  • purr_verse On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, purr_verse (1036)By person wrote:

    ahh, thank you; the lead character* in my god-knows-when-i'll-complete-it trilogy would be honoured. *he's the darkling. >:D

  • A former member wrote: This poem has it all.

  • A former member wrote: amazing.

  • A former member wrote: *bookmarks*

  • A former member wrote: *picks up jaw* you beautiful creature you! "voice like velvet" - remarkable line. this piece sends shivers down my back. the best piece i've read on here in a long time. the flow of this is great. haunting yet so beautiful.

  • Jonas On Friday, August 22, 2008, Jonas (767)By person wrote:

    well, i am at a loss as to what to type, anyone that reads this should know that it is excellent in more than one facet... thank you for writing and further giving me the chance to read.

  • Scarrzz On Friday, July 18, 2008, Scarrzz (246)By person wrote:

    The personality of this work is incerdibly alluring, the rythms and the subjective feel are like waves that ebb and flow and carry me along. Instant fav. Scholar

  • Circe Avalon On Monday, March 10, 2008, Circe Avalon (116)By person wrote:

    OH HOLY JESUS!!!! THIS FUCK'N ROCKS! I loved every single line of this poem. Honestly. You are an artist. FAVE!

  • Lilith On Tuesday, March 4, 2008, Lilith (18)By person wrote:

    wow...wonderful piece! the rhythm made it easy to read. An exciting piece :)

  • DarkPoet On Tuesday, March 4, 2008, DarkPoet (248)By person wrote:

    I enjoyed that a lot, rarely is a piece so much fun to read. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: "and touched me like lightning and dreamt me your hell" Haunting & exotic. A touch of something almost Poe, almost Shakespeare: "Through the winter of your smile." The rhythm, the surreal. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: this is amazing, a masterpiece, i could comment on every line of it but im sure you've heard it all. it makes me feel alive, glad to be a human. Scholar

  • Trail of Fiends On Thursday, May 19, 2005, Trail of Fiends (37)By person wrote:

    Magnificent. Going to fav this.

  • Sepulcrawl On Thursday, December 30, 2004, Sepulcrawl (78)By person wrote:

    this is perfect -pxc

  • Kali Ma On Thursday, December 16, 2004, Kali Ma (44)By person wrote:

    This was one of the best poems I have read on DarkPoetry so far. Amazing, just amazing (and I mean it). ~ Asheai

  • knightmirror On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, knightmirror (432)By person wrote:

    i can't believe i hadn't read this marvelous marble centerpiece.....it reminded me of an excerpt from a religious book....jeeeezzz....this one is really hard to give proper justice no matter what type of comment i left...so...here is another *standing ova

  • knightmirror On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, knightmirror (432)By person wrote:

    *standing ovation* from me....here have another....*coaxes the crowd that commented to join me*....****-chris

  • A former member wrote: wow, Sometimes u cant write what you feel, Very good

  • flying_fox On Monday, February 9, 2004, flying_fox (596)By person wrote:

    I've revisited this after not having read it for a long time, and again, have been knocked out. Totally agree with Cre, but I think Subtle Incandescance really summed it up! FF

  • A former member wrote: And I read this as if I've never read before in my life. Completely astonished at the seemingly effortless rhymes...and perfect phrases.

  • subtle incandescence On Tuesday, January 6, 2004, subtle incandescence (3)By person wrote:

    Aaah. My mind consumed this like it was a Godiva raspberry chocolate truffle. Brilliant

  • DarkDruidess On Friday, December 5, 2003, DarkDruidess (354)By person wrote:

    your words bring forth images that are impressive and magical...I am in awe

  • A former member wrote: It's funny how I forget to comment on things. And then I go back to read over it again...and realize I never commented. This was amazing. All of your work is amazing.

  • KittyStryker On Monday, December 1, 2003, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:

    i want this put to music, and let loose to sing in my bones and singe my blood.

  • OLd SouL On Monday, December 1, 2003, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    This is remarkable. I think I will tuck it in my favs for awhile. At some point in reading this... your words made me slow my reading and your visions just poured inside. whew... :::OLd

  • cre On Monday, December 1, 2003, cre (427)By person wrote:

    oh my god . . this is unREAL! good god purr, this is utterly fabulous . . this is something i could read for the rest of my life and NEVER grow tired of it . . you are so incredibly talented . . wonderful, wonderful write. i enjoyed this more than a

  • cre On Monday, December 1, 2003, cre (427)By person wrote:

    anything i have read in ages. the rhyme of course is fantastic . . and the choice repetitions create something just . . amazing. the story underneath all of that is a complete treasure. i am awed.

  • Emptyness Inside Me On Monday, December 1, 2003, Emptyness Inside Me (175)By person wrote:

    this was an excellent read, a work of art, my eyes were glued to the screen the whole time reading this, i actually read it twice, I like it alot, i will have to read more of your work, good job ~Emptyness~

  • A former member wrote: WOW i really liked this because it had a whimsical, medieval feel, to me at least. it was amazing and now i'm jealous =/

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