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19h · 24
I Feared the LORD.
The LORD loved me, a sinner.
I am of a chosen people,
Holy and dearly loved,
Clothed in kindness, humility
Compassion and patience.
He mocks the proud mockers and
Favors the humble and the oppressed.
Humility is to fear the LORD.
I feared the LORD.
The LORD removes my sin.
It taught me to fear sin.
To fear vanity and ambition;
For they are sins,
To fear happiness;
Happiness is sin.
I feared the LORD,
Oppressed and humbly,
For want of his favor.
But if I am made from sin,
How could I believe I deserve
Love or happiness?
@LadyRavehill 2019
21h · 111
Secret Garden
The white rabbit sleeps
Where daffodils are blooming
Gently overhead
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #88
4d · 78
Spring Snow
Bradfords are blooming
And the Ides of March are blowing
Petals like the snow
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 91
What are you doing, you devastated one?
Why do you dress yourself in scarlet
And put on jewels of gold?
Why do you highlight your eyes with makeup?
You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers despise you;
They want to **** you.
Gems to be found in 2,000 year old Roman texts. Jeremiah 4:30
Mar 6 · 325
Ides
Winter without snow
Tranquil and turbulent winds
March into spring
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #90
Mar 5 · 369
Follow
I will go where you go
I will promise to go with the flow
I will say where you stay
I will never ever stray
I will follow you

All your motives good and pure
All your ways are steady and sure
All you say is strong and true
All my trust I give to you
I will follow you

I will move with your every move
I will be there to love and approve
I will travel with you from state to state
I will meet you at the pearly gates
I will follow you

You provide and serve
You give more than I deserve
You were always the love my life
You and I were destined to be man and wife
I will follow you
@LadyRavehill 2019
Feb 24 · 221
Isis
Lotus in her palm
Flowing delta tumbles down
Nile queen of peace
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 86
Feb 22 · 378
Selene
Moon on the water
Mirror to the goddess light
Sweet pearl of the night
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #85
Feb 20 · 163
Butterfly Kisses
Queen of the skippers
Silken flower petals call
Crown her with a kiss
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 87
Feb 15 · 114
Treasure Map
Morning mist sparkles
Rainbow arch points the way
Waiting *** of gold
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 79
Feb 14 · 129
Bittersweet
Oily dark beans
savor each bitter sip
brewed to perfection
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 81
Feb 13 · 311
Still Mine
It's just a simple line
Written in a valentine
Will you still be mine?
Even after all this time
Our love still genuine
© LadyRavenhill 2019
16th Valentine's Days together
I wast searching f'r thee, mine own blood bound love.  I has't wait'd f'r thy return f'r what doth feel like centuries.  Mine own endless love f'r thee hast spann'd continents in mine own quest to findeth thee once m're.  I has't ***'d through god’s great floods and skirt'd his **** fires, and hath continued to searcheth f'r thee still.  I has't combated through the evil wars of men to nay vict'ry and battl'd the darkest fears of mine own heart: yond I shouldst die and thee wouldst nev'r again beest mine.  Yet, mine own need to love thee hast prevail'd.  It couldst not beest buried in the sands of time 'r hath kept lock'd hence in this dusty tomb.  This feeble corpse and not restless mind wouldst not possess the will to survive if 't be true not f'r mine own imm'rtal need f'r thee, mine own love, the ev'rlasting love yond wast did bind to mine own et'rnal soul with the first gust of thy blood fire.  I am so v'ry grateful to has't found thee once m're, f'r mine own thirst f'r thee, as the purest red love beats in mine own bitter cold heart, couldst nev'r die.

F'rev'r yours,
Lady Ravenhill
@LadyRavenhill
I post this old English/Shakespearean vampire's love letter in time for valentines. It is not a poem but prose, I suppose, and is part of my collection: W'rds of a Nimble-Footed Mistress. Enjoy, my eternal love. Drink up and enjoy.
Feb 12 · 370
Vampire Valentine
O' immortal love
Will peace ever come for thee?
Invite me to die
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 84
Feb 12 · 82
Tree of Bones
Over the long years
Draped in happiness and leaves
Still grows old and dies
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 77
Feb 11 · 259
Vines & Pines
Vines can reacheth up to the sky
Supp'rt'd by the sturdy pine
Given the chance to groweth and thrive
Curl and twist'd up rough skinn'd oaks
To seeth the w'rld through eyes up high
Unreachable but f'r those deep, stout roots
Anon finally able to floweth'r and fruit
Climbing up by the crackling bark
On the backs of the pines and belly of the oaks
@LadyRavenhill
2018 rewrite of 2016 poem
Starting a collection of just my Shakespearean poetry called
W'rds of a Nimble-Footed Mistress. check it out on my profile as I add more, I have so many still to post. Who knows, maybe I will finally publish something?
Feb 11 · 342
Branches Broken
Even lovely trees
May become too lonely and break
Their beauty shattered
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 76
Feb 10 · 385
Winter Roses
Roses bloom in spring
Winter falls, lifeless and cold
Dead petalless rose
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 73
Feb 8 · 615
Rose Hearts
Details delicate
Skeletal overlay
A cage of roses
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 72
Feb 7 · 114
Winter Coats
Bundled in white coats
The skeletons look warm
Without their coats of leaves
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 75
Feb 7 · 263
February Sixth
February sixth
Winter and spring playing tag
Sun then snow
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #74
Feb 2 · 64
Taste of Red
I did lay mine own sir to rest. Sometime in novemb'r
in the black hole yond is mine own heart
wh're love goeth in to die
and then leaves me with the desiccat'd c'rpse
of what we hadst and all that he desired

though shriveled, weak and small
unable to love as it once couldst
mine own vow'd vampire’s heart
yearn'd f'r the passion it shouldst

that gent hadst it beating, the blood moving, once m're
though mine own mouth wast dry aft'r years of drought
from a life without the sweet gust of red and the heaven,

anon, I am not did allow,  
f'r I too am dead
@LadyRavenhill 2018
Feb 2 · 289
Remedies
Heady aroma
of coffee and Sir
soothing my senses
©LadyRavenhill 2017
Haiku #38
Jan 30 · 316
Powerful Pens
A single pen could make a library, setting every book apart.
It can fill a museum, creating inky works of art.
One pen may right the most important letter, to a lover far away.
A pen signed in our country’s will, forever here to stay.
Ink inscribed the world’s religions, from the devil and the divine.
Preserved our children’s fairytales, some cruel and some kind
Still calculating answers to the unknown, we can only hope to be right
And sketched plans for the planes that helped us take flight
A pen wrote this poem, this poet now shares with you
Who hands you a pen, so what will you do?
LadyRavenhill 2019
Jan 28 · 133
Galaxy Daze
Careful concealment,
For the need for Atonement
As the Moon claims the best of she-
Drawing her closer to the song of the Sea
Then exalted to clouds, far past the sky
Skimming the tips of the Milky Way
In his warm arms, forever lie
She only dreams those to see that day
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Jan 25 · 227
Wise Lines
My sword is my pen
That slices the pages open
The ink that spills forth
In shapes and lines
Is the wisdom of past lives
©LadyRavenhill 2019
Jan 23 · 407
Poetry Awaits
The paper quietly awaits
For the ink to flow through my pen
Releasing the unspoken
Willing the words
For the poetry to begin
LadyRavenhill 2019
Jan 23 · 207
Winter Mountains
Stinging winds, cold as ice
scald away frozen layers.
Drawing raw, unbidden wounds,
Upon her ruffed peaks.
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Jan 22 · 108
Hidden Beauty
She hides behind a raven’s wing
Drawing in, the cool night air
Those that bow to her cry as she sings
Know the honey, dressed as poison.
LadyRavenhill 2019
Dec 2018 · 219
Memories
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Frostbitten Yuletide
A human, memory blows
over wistful winds
@LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 70
Dec 2018 · 268
The Crystal Cold Lake
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Whose lake is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite sad though.
It really is a tale of woe,
I watch her frown. I cry hello.

She gives her lake a shake,
And sobs until the tears make.
The only other sound's the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The lake is crystal, cold and deep,
But she has promises to keep,
Until then she shall not sleep.
She lies in bed with ducts that weep.

She rises from her bitter bed,
With thoughts of sadness in her head,
She idolises being dead.
Facing the day with never ending dread.
Lady Ravenhill 2018
Thanks to Robert Frost for the underlying structure.
Dec 2018 · 209
Mitten
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Sharp break of the day
jolly, knitted mitten pokes
through the pine needles
Lady Ravenhill 2018
Haiku #69
Dec 2018 · 196
Winter Prey
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Frigid wintertime
A northern, feathered owl floats
whilst watching the mouse
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 67
Dec 2018 · 366
Southern Tea
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Hundred year cypress
Paramour of Spanish moss
Cries in her teacup
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 68
Dec 2018 · 207
Chasing Midnight
Lady Ravenhill Dec 2018
Midnight fog dances
Through knotted oak fingers chase
A Moon made of lace
@LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku #66
Nov 2018 · 147
Matchless
Lady Ravenhill Nov 2018
A match burns so hot
In it's short, glorious life
Never lit again
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 63
Nov 2018 · 978
Chocolate
Lady Ravenhill Nov 2018
Late nippy autumn
A dark, crunchy chocolate wind
Long awaited sip
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 64
Nov 2018 · 253
Through the Trees
Lady Ravenhill Nov 2018
Because I could not leaf for tree,
it did kindly leaf for me.
Pause to leaf, like the tree does.

Was it you that left them so burnt,
Above all others is the foliage.
Fernlike, feathery foliage.
The leaves are baked. The leaves foliage is burned,
The branches are hardened, brown.

I saw the knotty tree of my generation destroyed,
How I mourned the elm.
The elm is crooked. The elm is tangled,
The elm is intricate, braided.

I cannot help but stop and look at the fat fir.
Does the fir make you shiver?
Does it?
Lady Ravenhill 2018
Nov 2018 · 553
Invisible Ink
Lady Ravenhill Nov 2018
I had always been invisible 
Like that first blank page in a novel
Passed over and forgotten as nothing at all

You have made me into something more
A beauty you found inside soaking through
As ink through my thin paper facade
That you drew out and alined
Making me into your work of art

Our eyes met in the long silences
as the lines between us we're inked
Not only by needles but by sparks
A lit match burns so hot
In it's short and glorious life

Now that I have your mark in my skin
They will stop and stare in wonder
But I finally do not need to be seen
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Oct 2018 · 204
Hawth'rn Moon
Lady Ravenhill Oct 2018
As ink flows onto pap'r
From mine own lips to thy ears
I love yous art all thee shall hear
At which hour the moon is full
And thee can meeteth me h're
Und'r the hawth'rn moon
©LadyRavenhill 2018
Sep 2018 · 173
Fall is Here
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Summer's gone to rest
Smiling jack-o'-lanterns
Homemade pumpkin pie
© LadyRavenhill
Haiku 62
Sep 2018 · 184
Cursed
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
One day I awoke reborn
Though I may not be a vampire
Gone is the life I once desired
Seduced to love and left to mourn

Falling in love was accepting the curse
Hunting for the next sweet taste
To be lost to the ever aching thirst
Alone with ghosts of ones who escaped
@LadyRavenhill 2018
Sep 2018 · 159
Unevacuated
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Left in the church yard
Watching under the old oaks
Waters over head
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku #61
Sep 2018 · 1.5k
Nightmares Wake
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Rattling shutters
Howling wind and lightning strikes
Spark chills and wake fears
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku #60
Sep 2018 · 1.8k
Chosen
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
The darkness recedes
Gale forces swirl around them
The eye spies it's prey
©LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 59
Sep 2018 · 130
Hurricane Rising
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Inland gales make waves
Through the tops of creaking pines
Florence has arrived
©LadyRavenhill 2018
Haiku 58
Sep 2018 · 2.7k
Novel Sunrise
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Morning reflections
Through a steamy cup-a-joe
Dance across each page
@ladyRavenhill 2018
Haiku #56
Sep 2018 · 1.3k
Unknowable Souls
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2018
Galaxies in flesh
The infinite and unique
Snowflakes among stars
@LadyRavenhill
Haiku 57
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