Tainted Hearts and Gothic Art

Broken bells, And tarnished sheets, Tainted hearts and gothic art, Twenty nine cigars and a bottle of ale, Death threats and Three mysterious queens, In rivalry, A crown on each, One of gold, a finest trophy, The other of iron … Continue reading


With curls the shade of serpent’s blood,
Twisting and knotting,
Coiling and plunging,
Around pearls of antique cream,
A neck of bronzed skin,
Her mouth of vintage wine,
Every drop savoured,
Seduced by the tongue of gods,

Egyptian goddess,
Haunting the throne,
Casting light over the Nile,
Valleys and basins,
Fountain of youth,
Immortalised in the history books,

Ravens bask in beauty, Cobra’s dance in song,
The mellow harp plays,
The heart rose of dawn,
Casting shadows across the chamber night,
Written in the wind,
Bound by the tides,
Noosed by decree,
Their hearts a timeless muse,

Cleopatra and Antony.

Legends are made

'Fantasy and reality often overlap.' Walt Disney

‘Fantasy and reality often overlap.’ Walt Disney

Words mark the page, they link in meaning and stories are made. Black ink spills forth, fluid, thick, letters rise and fall. Tales of folklore and fantasy, of dragons, fire and fame, of princesses, warriors, witches, and werewolves fill the page. Lines of reality blur, boundaries intersect, myths slowly seep into our world, reality and fantasy interlace.

In the legend we are lost.