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Down here where the beetles crawl

Where the leaves of autumn fall

A spider’s web of veins uncoil

To animate the resurrected


Sap permeates the ancient heart

A life’s blood for another start

Coursing through the body

Of the newly resurrected


Orbs of light spark into eyes

The keening of a newborn’s cries

Escapes the brittle twisted lips

The corrupt brain is resurrected


Knotted joints creak and crack

Straw and sawdust in a sack

Of lifeless jumble sewn together

The body of the resurrected


It sees the world but doesn’t see

It hears the prayer but not the plea

It is the spawn of devilment

The cruel resurrected


It drags itself from stagnant ditch

The bastard child of autumn’s witch

Its voice is like a gravel pit

it is the resurrected

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 12th Oct 2020 11:26

thanks you for the 'likes' and your kind comments - I'm pleased the theme struck a chord ?

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John Coopey

Sat 10th Oct 2020 09:19

Wonderfully evocative of autumn, Ian. “Something of the night” about it. (Remember Michael Howard?)

Nicola Beckett

Sat 10th Oct 2020 06:16

This is really clever x

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 9th Oct 2020 23:58

I'm recording a new album of music based on the poems I've posted here recently (and some from way back). The album is folk/rock and will be called 'Crowlore' and is a collection of religious/fantasy/horror/folk tales.
I'm adding the sound recordings to the poems on here as I record them - so if anyone is interested in having a listen the sound files are now added to (this latest poem is in a list of around 15 that I will be recording):

White Witch Of Winter
Messiah Of The Fields

which were all written as poems in late September /early October ?
I'm hoping to have the music album and an accompanying illustrated book available around Christmas time ?
The project is written under the 'group' name THE CROWS OF ALBION

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