~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 13) ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
Rain fell lashing in puddles splashing,
Whilst sea surged dashing rocks: but,
One moment tender paused to linger,
Soft lips interlocked.
Posed embracing whilst he bracing,
Pulled her closer still.
As if as one, both overcome,
Tears begun to spill.
About his hand her fingers curled,
In which his precious heart was held,
“Come what may,” I heard her say,
“Together forever night and day.”
A way away upon high land,
In reach of us upon low sand,
A bell sung-out the hour at hand:
Sending forth its one demand.
“Come my love, we can’t delay,”
“Perpetuity exists beyond the grey,”
“Our time has come, we must be gone,”
“Spirited far, far away.”
Closer still, now limpet tight,
Entwined upon this stormy night,
In yearning to escape their plight,
She moved her hand to make it right.
His withered heart from cloth unrolled,
B’twixt black sack, poke of old,
Placed in a space with tender care,
Nightingale eased his aching despair.
Wide-eyed was I, and so entranced,
This lurid love an exquisite romance.
I dared not blink, for if by chance,
I missed their changing circumstance.
Twas then a flash of jagged light,
A flailing chord lightning white,
Lit bright the dark of darkly night,
Blinded me, blurred my sight.
That searing bolt of brilliant hue,
Raced at pace, fast and true,
Struck both lovers still infused,
Bored deep into the floor.
Bedrock shattered, fragments scattered,
Sand fused as glassine,
Never before in all my yore
Had I witnessed such a scene!
So sudden was this manifestation:
This pyrotechnic aberration,
With thunder came conflagration,
Scorching heat, decimation!
Air dense with dirt, dust, debris,
With flame and smoke engulfing me,
I was lifted-up, blown-around,
Thrown down hard on sodden ground.
Dazed, confused, battered, bruised,
Breathless, pale with shock,
Slipping, sliding, intent on hiding,
I scrambled to the rocks.
Slumped behind a craggy boulder,
I chanced quick glance across my shoulder,
To where beyond the blistering blaze,
A shadow loomed in rippling haze.
~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 12) precedes this post. Part 14 to follow shortly ~
~ Artwork by Dewin Nefol ~