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Dark Angel

Dark Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
Malicious Angel, who still dost
My soul such subtile violence!

Because of thee, no thought, no thing,
Abides for me undesecrate:
Dark Angel, ever on the wing,
Who never reachest me too late!

When music sounds, then changest thou
Its silvery to a sultry fire:
Nor will thine envious heart allow
Delight untortured by desire.

Through thee, the gracious Muses turn,
To Furies, O mine Enemy!
And all the things of beauty burn
With flames of evil ecstasy.

Because of thee, the land of dreams
Becomes a gathering place of fears:
Until tormented slumber seems
One vehemence of useless tears.

When sunlight glows upon the flowers,
Or ripples down the dancing sea:
Thou, with thy troop of passionate powers,
Beleaguerest, bewilderest, me.

Within the breath of autumn woods,
Within the winter silences:
Thy venomous spirit stirs and broods,
O Master of impieties!

The ardour of red flame is thine,
And thine the steely soul of ice:
Thou poisonest the fair design
Of nature, with unfair device.

Roses of ashes, black bright;
Waters of bitterness, how sweet!
O banquet of a foul delight,
Prepared by thee, dark Paraclete!

Thou art the whisper in the gloom,
The hinting tone, the haunting laugh:
Thou art the adorner of my tomb,
The minstrel of mine epitaph.

I fight thee, in the Holy Name!
Yet, what thou dost, is what God saith:
Tempter! should I escape thy flame,
Thou wilt have helped my soul from Death:

The second Death, that never dies,
That cannot die, when time is dead:
Live Death, wherein the lost soul cries,
Eternally uncomforted.

Dark Angel, with thine aching lust!
Of two defeats, of two despairs:
Less dread, a change to drifting dust,
Than thine eternity of cares.

Do what thou wilt, thou shalt not so,
Dark Angel! triumph over me:
Lonely, unto the Lone I go;
Divine, to the Divinity.

-Poem by Lionel Johnson-
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Brushes by Darkresources
A touch of blood thanks to Blood--Stock

All composition and other elements by me

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Elij09's avatar
great style!
Nightmarebladex1's avatar
Outstanding work!!!! I love the atmosphere and the thorns on fire(I think that's what it is symbolizing?).
tomytieneblas74's avatar
Simply Amazing ! So's the poem that goes with it ! :D
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Travail-de-lame's avatar
:wow: :la: Your works/ work are so fantastic :blackrose:
CPLharrier's avatar
Excellent stuff XD I remember when I read the Dark Angel back in college it inspired me to continue working on Angelic characters, good to see work like this
DElevit's avatar
many thanks for your kind comment!:hug:
Necropheka's avatar
Awesome artwork and nice poem! :D
PsdDude's avatar
Hi, here is the list i was telling you about [link]
Thank you again!
PsdDude's avatar
Hi, i am making a list with Amazing Angel Photo Manipulations and i would love to add your beautiful photo to the list ! It will be published here [link] with link to your image and deviantart account! Is it ok? Thank you!
DElevit's avatar
Oh many thanks!
of course you can :boogie:
PsdDude's avatar
thank you so much :)!!!
Dude, esta de poca madre la foto!! Great art you have right there!! Hechale ganas broh!! Keep it up!!
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Tatsuyuri's avatar
This is truly beautiful and awe inspiring. The poem is wonderful and your work captures every word so perfectly. Bravo.
nat689's avatar
This is awe inspiring. .
Zangetsu-Tenshou's avatar
if i wrote a book, would you allow me to use this at the cover for it?
hotarufireflytome's avatar
Beautiful visual with beautiful words! You are the Angel Thank you for your art and inspiration!
boogiesbc's avatar
I've added this deviation to an article called 51 Dark fantasy girls - Photoshop manipulation
W-Orks's avatar
I Love it's very..."iconic"
AdroVonCrow's avatar
Hy there. You have been Feature on my last Article.

Seduced By Art Part XIX - Angel's = [link]
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