Black clouds spread their color
to erase the scents of a scarlet hour
and remove the streaks of dim light
infesting a dreary horizon.
A dark cape of wretched velvet
falls down, suddenly, as if dropped
from the sky, by an invisible hand,
to restore an eerie respite
to the fir-trees and pines of the forest.
A short while before each storm,
the village dogs stop barking
their silence brings about the wind
to avert the cursed ramblings
of a lost shadow, abandoned
for her gods’own sake
by some wholly devoted followers.
On the edge of her upmost fears-
A sinister climax is reached;
A deafening voice, as loud as thunder,
takes over her hearing:
“Come to me, you were cursed
to pursue the scent of my dreams!”
Then, no more to be heard until
the midnight hour sharpens her ears
and a majestic castle emerges
out of the bleak coldness.
Tranquil steps follow her inside,
His face is white, his smile - angelic
The confidence of his expression
and his imposing, magical presence
appeal to her spirit and her senses
making her spellbound and weak.
The wilderness of her heart’s past
is left outside with the wolf pack.
Inside, without any secrets or sins,
a paradise of timeless afterlife,
of old tunnels, passages and crypts
will be their future haven to abide.
No earthly tortures any more,
nor being forsaken or betrayed
by your own flesh and blood.
She’ll be all: princess, lover and bride
To her new master.
Though craving for daylight at times
From under the still gravestones
She’ll have love and his everlasting vows
By her side, as her own, as his only
throughout the coming centuries,
his portrait painted in crimson shades,
on each chamber of her heart or her home,
the ruined cavern is her native place now
by choice, not to terror or blaze
but to live above the regrets,
of those unworthy counts or countesses,
and their shallow, larger-than-life distress.
The only light allowed - the red moon
masking the shed of blood with pale grace
The only music - the rattling steel chains
Her sole verity- his eternal love
and tender kisses shared inside the vault.