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    Default This gets me calm.

    A very nice poem.



    When the moon is on the wave,
    And the glow-worm in the grass,
    And the meteor on the grave,
    And the wisp on the morass
    When the falling stars are shooting,
    And the answer'd owls are hooting,
    And the silent leaves are still
    In the shadow of the hill,
    Shall my soul be upon thine,
    With a power and with a sign.

    Though thy slumber may be deep,
    Yet thy spirit shall not sleep;
    There are shades which will not vanish,
    There are thoughts thou canst not banish,
    By a power to thee unknown,
    Thou canst never be alone;
    Thou art wrapt as with a shroud,
    Thou art gather'd in a cloud;
    And for ever shalt thou dwell
    In the spirit of this spell.

    Though thou seest me not pass by,
    Thou shalt feel me with thine eye
    As a thing that, though unseen,
    Must be near thee, and hath been;
    And when in that secret dread
    Thou hast turn'd around thy head,
    Thou shalt marvel I am not
    As thy shadow on the spot,
    And t he power which thou dost feel
    Shall be what thou dost feel
    Shall be what thou must conceal.

    And a magic voice and verse
    Hath baptized thee with a curse;
    And a spirit of the air
    Hath begirt thee with a snare;
    In the wind there is a voice
    Shall forbid thee to rejoice;
    And to thee shall night deny
    All the quiet of her sky;
    And the day shall have a sun,
    Which shall make thee wish it done.

    From thy false tears I did distil
    An essence which hath strength to kill;
    From thy own heart I then did wring
    The black blood in it's blackest spring;
    From thy own smile I snatch'd the snake,
    For there it coil'd as in a brake;
    From thy own smile I snatch'd the snake,
    For there it coil'd as in a brake;
    From thy own lip I drew the the charm
    Which gave all these their chiefest harm;
    In proving every poison known,
    I found the strongest was thine own!

    By thy cold breast and serpent smile,
    By thy unfathom'd gulfs of guile,
    By that most seeming virtuos eye,
    By thy shut soul's hypocrisy;
    By the perfection of thine art
    Which pass'd for human thine own heart;
    By thy delight in others' pain,
    And by thy brotherhood of Cain,
    I call upon thee! and compel
    Thyself to be thy proper hell!

    And on thy head I pour the vial
    Which doth devote this trial;
    Nor to slumber, nor to die,
    Shall be in thy destiny;
    Though thy death shall still seem near
    To thy wish, but as a fear;
    Lo! the spell now works around thee,
    And the clankless chain hath bound thee;
    O'er thy heart and brain together
    Hath the word been pass'd - now wither!


    The one who can say, without googling, from who this poem is, gets a cookie...
    Is this the land where sun brightly shines, is this the existence of a heaven's sign?
    Is this the locus the hallowed focus, where grace love and harmony combine?


    Rotting Christ - Nemecic

    Who Am I? A son of northern darkness.

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    I wouldn't want to suggest anyone famous, for 'tis doggerel of the worst kind.

    Poe and Blake would be laughing in their graves if they read this nonsense. (It's not Poe or Blake is it?)

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    I think I know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousey View Post
    I think I know...
    I haven't a fcuking clue.....what he is on about...
    I have lived a life of regrets.

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    Byron wrote that. Solefald sang it

    I hope not Solefald gets you calm ???



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    Very nice, indeedm itīs written by Lord Byron. I prefer the performance of the Vision Bleak though

    I usually, to calm down or relax, put on my earphones using the version of the Vision Bleak I just recite the whole poem, it's lovely
    Is this the land where sun brightly shines, is this the existence of a heaven's sign?
    Is this the locus the hallowed focus, where grace love and harmony combine?


    Rotting Christ - Nemecic

    Who Am I? A son of northern darkness.

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    wow - and I thought I was the only one on this island who actually knows that this band exists.
    I wouldn't file them under "calming music" though

    YouTube - The Vision Bleak - The Curse of Arabia

    YouTube - The Vision Bleak - Elizabeth Dane

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlenick View Post
    wow - and I thought I was the only one on this island who actually knows that this band exists.
    I wouldn't file them under "calming music" though

    YouTube - The Vision Bleak - The Curse of Arabia

    YouTube - The Vision Bleak - Elizabeth Dane
    Oh no, I love them!! Have you seen them live?

    And how dare you not link Wolfmoon, The Lone Night Rider, By Our Brotherhood With Seth, A Descent Into Maelstrom, I Dined With The Swans, Carpathia, The Charm Is Done, Kutulu? :O
    Is this the land where sun brightly shines, is this the existence of a heaven's sign?
    Is this the locus the hallowed focus, where grace love and harmony combine?


    Rotting Christ - Nemecic

    Who Am I? A son of northern darkness.

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    worst poem ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robijntje View Post
    Oh no, I love them!! Have you seen them live?

    And how dare you not link Wolfmoon, The Lone Night Rider, By Our Brotherhood With Seth, A Descent Into Maelstrom, I Dined With The Swans, Carpathia, The Charm Is Done, Kutulu? :O
    well - I thought listing their complete inventory would be slightly overdoing it, especially as this isn't exactly a gothic metal crowd here
    No, haven't seen them live - I'm not their biggest fan anyway, they just hit the right mood from time to time. If the mood asks for something more dark and sinister.

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