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Sample poems
from the Lucifer Bridge

White Water Dash

Within these dark dread hills I fear
Are shadows lying deep and drear
Yet by the beck is green and bold
White Water Dash to me behold!

Cascading down the mountainside
Towards the mere where secrets hide
This hidden place of mystery
Dark shadows cast by the wind-blown tree.

The light is failing below Dead Mans Fell
And the river flows down into the darkened dell
The desolate valley stretches wide
In the mist and rain by the riverside.

So within these dark dread hills I fear
Where shadows lie, foreboding near
But by the beck 'tis green and bold
White Water Dash take me, take hold!

Sample Poems from the Lucifer Bridge poetry anthology by Alex Langstone. Published January 2010.
ISBN 978-0-956355 4 -0-9
£7.99 plus shipping.

Ascending Orb of Bloody Night.

The Ascending Orb
Of Bloody Night
Transfixes me with
Dark delight.

And Tiamat
Is drawing near
In her monstrous cave
We cower in fear!

And the bloodied moon
Lights our way
Into the amethyst womb
Of dark dismay

Equinox mother
Looming bright
Night-mare comforter
Of eternal night.

The crimson moon
Sails the bitter sea
With viscous veins
Slowly drowning me.

The pivotal poin
Of balance nears
Magnifying all of
Our dreams and fears,

Terrifying creatures
Of the dreadful deep
Lure me into a
Fitful sleep

And the moon still
Shines on the salty sea
Beneath tentacled monsters
Unnerving me.

The nautical
Undines swimming near
The sullen song
Of the siren instilling fear,

Whilst white Gulls flap by the
Breaking surf
Their screeching cries
Abounding mirth?

The receding moon illuminates
The indigo night
Equinoctial tides rise
with magnetic might.

Invoking primordial Nammu
From the chaotic realm
From deep watery beginnings
Standing by the helm

Of the blood stained moon
Which perpetually shines
Upon the deep sinister waters
Primeval, divine!