AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Gerald Grantham, iTina Tessina, iBlak Rayne, iAlexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations, iSusan Lindsley, iJohn Herlihy, iGreg Pendleton, i
  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

J. Allen Wilson

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 1,602 titles
· 11,741 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2003

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Glimpse OF An Angel

· Whispers Of The Heart

· Before Darkness Falls


Short Stories
· The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star

· “Ceremony of the Gift”

· Twice Loved and Twice Left

· A Boy and His Journey

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson/ 2nd installment

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters Continued

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…PT. 2

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…


Articles
· Gifts and the Parable of the Talents

· South Carolina’s Medicaid Travesty

· Love and Second Chances; God’s Gift

· How Do We Un-Love

· Absolute Love

· Hope Revealed

· Its Only 50 Cents

· It Breaks My Heart…

· The Death Of Tybee Island;

· After The Attack On America


Poetry
· JD’s Rose - Nicole

· Thank You Baby For Loving Me

· A Birthday Prayer

· Get Thee Behind Me Satan

· The End Of Times

· Love This Side Of Heaven

· Field Of Dreams, Tomorrow’s Not There

· Love Is…

· A Reflection of Life Built Upon Strife

· Sadness Upon The World

         More poetry...

J. Allen Wilson, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  The Elysian Fields
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by J. Allen Wilson
•  JD’s Rose - Nicole
•  Thank You Baby For Loving Me
•  A Birthday Prayer
•  Get Thee Behind Me Satan
•  The End Of Times
           >> View all 1,551




Unto these thoughts there be no gain, whence not they deliver, from darkness' refrain.


The Elysian Fields


 

Lo, but ill grace hath granted unto this man,

 The unfortunate fate of Prometheus

For he is bound to, the darkness of which hath consumed his land.

He bleeds of broken body from beneath the crimson bloody tide,

wailing without just honor for fallen brothers by his side.

His tears of sorrow water the desolate and barren plain

As want of hope, lay dispelled before the ravaged and slain.

For he in his woe had launched his failing heart upon the Acheron.

Giving to it asunder, forgiving those lost in deaths silent pain.

Oh Charon, take not this fare into your night,

Grant this once penitence to pass unto Elysian Fields bright.

Leave not this shade to its soul to transgress,

Let those whom fell without honor, alas find rest.

Yea, strike not thy oar against their kind, and seek them not,

Return them now by the way of Persephone.

By her...To the way of honor,

by passage unto their true home.

Alas let it be so….

 

 

J. Allen Wilson © 2005


 

www.jallenwilson.com

 

 

 

 


 




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/6/2005
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by jude forese 6/5/2005
excellent poem ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/4/2005
Truly enjoyed reading this epic piece, J. Allen.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/3/2005
Beautiful brilliant eloquent poetry! You know I agree with Janet, Allen this is your genre, and you own it at the den!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/3/2005
Puts me in mind of Dante's Inferno...you must have lived in another time where knights and dragons did exist...J. Allen Wilson, the Dragon Slayer...Ed & Rufuz ;)
Reviewed by Janet Parker 6/3/2005
No one writes this "ancient" poetry like you do. Fantastic!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/3/2005
Very Arthurian write here Allen conjuring up old images of wizards,demons and dark mysteries only shared by an elite few. Well written with great imagery.

Felix

Books by
J. Allen Wilson



Glimpse OF An Angel

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Whispers Of The Heart

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Before Darkness Falls

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..



Popular
Poetry
(Mainstream)
  1. Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  2. Un cer tain ty
  3. WE ARE
  4. Pi Day
  5. Disposable Love
  6. Here we go again, maybe...
  7. R E D
  8. Skeletons in a closet.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.