Walk Among Shadows

Walk among shadows in this place of death

where beneath the mask of decadence lies corruption

already spreading to infect the wicked smiles

those drowned by pleasure at the final hour

when the black door opens to swallow you

You given in to the call of darkest night

the voice behind the wall that softly whispers

promises of eyes wide open

and a flame ready to put its mark on your soul

Call for the night watchman to close the gate

All eyes turn inward to this altar

this place where you dream of hidden things

and surrender to the realm of shadows

far away from hope rising with the dawn

What’s a book you wish you could read for the first time all over again? For me it’s probably Dune by Frank Herbert. Or maybe The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

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14 responses to “Walk Among Shadows”

  1. Yowza — this is a good one with the light / dark, sight / eye imagery. Oh, and I often re-read many books again and they often, if they are great seem like “the first time” — right now it is “Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole.

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  2. I don’t think reading a book “for the first time all over again” guarantees the same wonder and revelation. Having changed in the interim, you are likely to be disappointed. On the other hand, I recently opened Donald E Westlake’s ‘Drowned Hopes’ for the first time in decades and was stunned to realize how much he influenced my writing.

    In literary terms, new experiences only come with new books but there is still value in reuniting with old friends.

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  3. I’m also a big Dune fan and can’t wait for the upcoming movie. The wonder of reading a book for the first time has to be ‘ Lord of the Rings”. I read it at least once a year from the age of 15 to about 40.

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