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  Vampire Song: the Last Bloodfeast
by Aberjhani
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Readers please beware, this poem is dangerous.


This title is from the new book VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN BLACK




All My lovely vampires went to hell last night.

And the diamond fangs of malice

that so pleasured my throat’s whimpering pulse

sparkle bright upon the screaming lawn,

the final gifts of my destroyed lovers’ passion.

How did horror strike such a final blow?

And why did misery rape the happiness that was mine?

With fingers too slick with red, eyes too thick

with lust, no one saw the deadly moment approach.

 

I had sat as always, atop a table of rose quartz ––

in the center of a golden platter. Sugared grapes

circled my feet, honeyed almonds, camellias and

roasted fowl were garnish around my thighs and hips.

The time had come to bleed and I shuddered with

exquisite anticipation. With rhythms hidden and delicious

my blood swelled into drops that slid through my pores

and sang welcome to the hunger of the vampires.

 

It was pride that claimed me when a single tongue

tasted my left calf, and joy when another teased

my neck. Fingers two thousand years old wet themselves

on my ruby-stained belly and trembled wildly

on their way to quivering lips. My throat was already

between two fanged mouths when the stranger appeared.

 

It was not in my nature to feed upon others.

Only to allow others to feed upon me.

Yet there burned a flame in the veins of this stranger

which stirred even my desire. The vampires all

turned away from me and too eagerly, far too eagerly,

flew beside the stranger’s splendid naked form.

 

He offered himself supremely, the bronze wrists

presented like twin virgins, his throat a gleaming new altar,

his sex a calm crescent moon, the eyes two oceans

filled with the roaring soul of the sun. 

Bewilderment froze my brain as I watched: muscle by

muscle, and organ by organ his flesh tore between their howls.

Then: the smell of blood gave way to an aroma of light.

Eternity bled rapture and forty-eight vampires exploded entrails. 

 

I woke up on the rose quartz table, blinking at sunlight.

Clean blood sang through my veins while around me

the heads and limbs of vampires evaporated

into a yellow nothingness. Damnation was all the beauty

I had ever yearned for. Who had saved me

when I had had no desire to be saved?

Soft upon my right thigh, an oddly-colored kitten

meowed the melodies of angels playing violins.


Aberjhani

© All Saints’ Day 2005

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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Reviewed by Chase Von 8/30/2007
Definitely a fantastic write! I was reminded of Anne Rice as I am sure others were, not because it was about Vampires, but the fine use of language and scenery and transportation of in a way being there...

Chase von
tlp
The Last Panther
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 6/5/2007
An intriguing and beguiling write... and a very good one! I offer you "Nosferatu Aeterna" in return.

Thank you,

Doc
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/30/2006
Good read and strong images. Spooky in a nice way. Cheers
Reviewed by Brandon Herbert 5/24/2006
Wonderful, a creative and alternate ode to my sanguinarian associates.
Mad Howls! Vv--vV
~Brandon
-~Neo
Reviewed by Tim Lindsey 5/22/2006
You got some serious mad skills. This humbles me. Thanks for the review! Tim
Reviewed by A PAX 5/20/2006
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
vampires
Are you an Ann Rice fan? I am. This was so vivid, gave me a chill, and a thrill......quite the mystery here......should make it into a story!!! Loved it. I am writing a vampire poetic story right now, I have 10 parts already, and have reached a block.........
but maybe now I will be inspired........ty pax A
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 12/11/2005
Where to start - Captivating, intriguing, fascinating and that imagery, Aberjhani! Spellbinding dreamscape!

God bless,

Sandie.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 11/19/2005
Brilliance! Imagery that captivated me from the first to the last.
Chanti
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 11/10/2005
Aberjhani, I can't express what this poem of your did for me.
You are an awesome spiritual light and I feel honored to know of you.
Like i Said; I couldn;t begin to express the sensuality in the purity and the truth of real good and real joy in the holy pleasure!
Thank You man ! You have awakened a sleepy child !
Be BLESSED WITH ALL HOLYNESS ALWAYS IN ALL WAYS!
Rich Criso
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/10/2005
I must be a bit warped or something... but I found this absolutely GORGEOUS, Aberjhani... and such a powerful, rich Biblical parallel, too. It has all the edenic potency of Song of Songs and Psalms rolled into one?! I hope I'm not being totally sacrilegious - I don't think so. But I think so many of us fall short of the understanding of the nature of the passions that God has created us to experience and acknowledge, and, for me, this exotic tale conjures up both the salacious opulence of hell and the overarching unparalleled treasure of redemption and bliss at the same time - am I mad????!!! I totally adore this and for me it is one of the most unique and compelling picture of the Redemption of Christ that I have ever read or visually seen. If I were an artist, I'd paint it. Damn well wish I could! :)) Totally outstanding in concept, form and imagery, to say nothing of the diction. Brilliant! TY Kate xx By the way... your comment on Jude's Day Light poem today has also fired my imagination... don't be surprised to find a poem called "After Aberjhani" appearing on the Board sometime - I hope you don't mind xx Well, better let me know if you do, put it that way! :))
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 11/8/2005
Intriguing with haunting colours. Deeply impressing.
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 11/5/2005
Aberjhani~~~~very cool poem~~~~martin
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 11/1/2005
OOOUUU WEEEE! Fascinating, brilliantly told and powerfully imaginative!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/1/2005
Captivating, brilliant poetry.

Perhaps the vision is one of you saving yourself?

Love & Light,
Joseph

Reviewed by Debashish Haar 11/1/2005
The graphic details of this symbolic poem is uncomparable. I liked the way it hit my head, a very unique and artistic rendition. MORE POWER TO YOUR PEN, Poet!

Calvin
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/31/2005
Wonderfully-written, _Aberjani! I like the choice of words in this one!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/30/2005
Difficult reading for me Aberjhani, but as I got through it I felt cleansed. That may just be my feelings but I felt that I had come through what is most horrific and withstood it to become that which is most splendid! Thank you for sharing what I didn't think I would get through at firs;-)A lesson learned!
Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 10/30/2005
Hmmmmmm.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 10/30/2005
A stunning dreamscape from the mind of genius.

Paul;-}
Reviewed by jude forese 10/29/2005
a very vivid and compelling dreamscape, the likes of which is quite fasinating ...
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/29/2005
I have learned a new lesson on social, ontological, theological and historical matters through the lines of this masterpiece. "Vampire Song: the Last Bloodfeast" was written with flawless RUBY LETTERS to shine on the libraries of THE AMERICAN FINE LETTERS, enrich the Major Art, and to add a page of poetic grand on the history of Poetry.

I read this poem THREE times, for the “... forty-eight vampires...” needed to know who designed their “Fingers two thousand years old...” and “Who had saved me when I had had no desire to be saved?” Once all questions were duly answered and acknowledged my thoughts resume analysis of the symbolistcal imagery of this poem, and many pictures were revealed after thoroughful development by the lab of my mind. Revelation of our times in many forms and all in clear pictures.

IF the centurions of the Roman-Greek empire could read sixth to eighth grade levels, they would ask for an exposed Inquisition of the twenty-first century, (YES, THE CAMOUFLAGED INQUISITION EXISTS. SOME OF ITS LORDS HAVE ESTABLISHED CONCENTRATION CAMP ON LEASED LAND FROM COMMUNIST COUNTRY...) after reading this poem. I really wish they would read it or get someone in some of the HILLS to read for them; hoping that the reader will read it loud and clear, for most of the readers there, by and around the HILLS couldn’t read The Constitution of The United States of America.

Healthy Happy Day, Poet!

Thank You for posting this "Vampire Song: the Last Bloodfeast".

In gratitude and reverent admiration.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 10/29/2005
Suspense with a great ending. R
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/29/2005
This was captivating, Aberjhani!. I started to read it then thought, ugh! I am not in the mood to read about vampires, today, but I decided to read it anyway and I am glad I did...what a dream!! When we slip into the blackened sea and are drowning in all that is evil, it seems to have an aspect that beckons us and fulfills our every need. It is simple and it is applied for us; we need do nothing but bask in it and enjoy all that it brings to us. Once delivered back into the light, we are strangely saddened to be leaving the nest of evil but calmed and reassured by the songs of angels who take our hand and lead us back onto the path of righteousness. Evil has its lure, but it is in goodness that we find enlightenment and progress forward upon our journey. Amazing and excellent write!!
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/29/2005
A stunning poetic account of a dream, Aberjhani. Thank you for sharing this enthralling gift. Love and peace to you.

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/29/2005
Aberjhani,

Good God, whatta nightmare, what a write! Compelling imagery makes the dream come vividly to life. Grippingly told, terror filled...and the kitty at the end of this was your salvation. :) Excellent!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/29/2005
Whata dream..no wonder you did not wnanna wake up!!

But good old kitty purrrrrred you back to reality...damn!!

This was a danger well faced!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/29/2005
Let me compose myself here. I am stunned. Yep. Old Jerry is damn near speechless. Groping here. For words. Dreams are our entrance into worlds and desires and fears we supress and don't want to bring up in pleasant company. That said, there is NOTHING in the world like allowing your dream to fully manifest itself, to claim what it needs, namely YOU, as you lay there, sweating, turning, mumbling, then screaming out unintelligible gobbledygook until you finaly call out for your own personal God to deliver you unto him because it is time. After all that. After all the torment and ecstasy and blood, sweat and tears (remember that group?), you awake, reality comes knocking, and you, in that split second between dreamscape and reality, wonder why you had to return to the toiling of human flesh.

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