The Quartet for the Dusk of ManThis is for those who wish to see the full version of the "poem" that I quoted a verse of in the last journal entry.
"Four Gods wait on the windowsill
Where once eight Gods did war and will
And if the Gods themselves may die
What does that say for you and I?
Now, three Gods wait on the windowsill
Where one God's blood was lately spilled
While black tongues lap at the spreading pool
And build the strength they need to rule
When two Gods wait on the windowsill
The wick of the world is burning, still
But when one God in triumph shouts
The candle of the world goes out
And when that candle, bare and white
Sheds at last its dancing light
Then we will rouse, with raiséd rod
To pierce the very house of God"
--The Quartet for the Dusk of Man
There are four gods that you *Kill* throughout the series.
I put kill in *'s because.... Let me put it this way:
three mortal men, Tycho, gabe, and you, without any holy artifacts,
ShelterShelterShelter1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Smile cause it hurts not to and wipe away the tears, they won't help you.
Cover your face and step away, hide it behind your walls
build them higher, stronger, let them surround you;
decorate them with memories that mean nothing, ones you'll forget
and pretend its enough to support you, you'll be alright.
Tomorrow will be better they say, a new dawn and day so
hope and pray, force yourself to wear a confidence you don't feel.
How long has it been, six months, a year or more?
Sixteen months but no one is counting, you certainly aren't.
How long has it been? A year or two? Maybe three at best?
When someone asks: almost fou