Dancing In Darkened Chambers

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The mist has gathered here tonight
Behind the eyes of truth and lies
As we begin this careful dance
Around the lines we cannot cross

Dancing in these darkened chambers
To the cries of dying smiles
Fancying ourselves as artists

Dancing in these darkened chambers
Into this apocalypse
Fancying ourselves as heartless

The crowd has gathered here tonight
The mob of things we should have said
They mock these fallen silhouettes
That steal the heat beneath my bed

Dancing in these darkened chambers
Step by step in perfect time
Fancying ourselves as precious

Dancing in these darkened chambers
Underneath eternity
Fancying ourselves as deathless

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46 responses to “Dancing In Darkened Chambers

  1. This is breath taking and sad. I think the line that hit me the most was “to the cries of dying smiles”

    May I ask what inspired this beautiful poem?

  2. beautiful poem, very vivid.. and i think i know exactly what kinda chambers you’re talking about.. or maybe as i read this, i’m just reliving the times i dance in my own darkened chambers..

  3. A truly wicked and excellently
    written poem my great friend 🙂

    You have a fine uniqueness Vampire Weather 🙂

    Androgoth

  4. Your poetry paints a beautiful picture of memories in my heart. I especially love the picture you posted with this one.

  5. * The crowd has gathered here tonight
    The mob of things we should have said
    They mock these fallen silhouettes*
    My favorite part. I relate to this in my past… in my mind. ♥
    Wonderful poem.

  6. Wow wow wow, wow wow. I’m trying to find some accurate words–but your work usually leaves me with a visceral impression of experience that I’m helpless to describe in a “reasonable” way. I imagine you get what I mean…

  7. Don’t we all have a bit of this “dancing in darkened chambers” in EVERY human encounter that includes any degree of intimacy, of self-revelation? Wonderful poem, very powerful and very evocative of intense sets of human emotions dancing around each other!

  8. Another gem of a poem, VW…. so many layers! Again, I’m just awed by the way you put words and lines together… and like Ben focused on, “fancying ourselves” – becomes the crux of the poem.

  9. I think VW we all can do a dance within the dark shadows.. But its only through dancing through them that we begin to see the Light!.. Love to you and enjoy your weekend.. catching up on just some of your posts sorry I havent more time to view others. as time is limited .. Be well and sending you lots of good energy vibes across the airwaves! xx Love and Gratitude for sharing.. ~Sue

  10. Another powerful chant. I do not think these poems are beautiful in the traditional sense of beautiful. Instead they sing their dark songs with a power that is almost thrilling. The ending reaches for eternity inside the human experience:
    Dancing in these darkened chambers
    Underneath eternity
    Fancying ourselves as deathless
    The key word, for me, is fancying… We have our rituals that we fancy is going to lead us to eternity. Every culture and place has their own rituals. We fancy they lead where our spirits wish us to go. But is it just fancy, or is truth intertwined with the fancying? The music underlying the images and the chanting is subtle and almost intoxicating. This is interesting poetry.

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