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+ Conclave Venutiae Part II +

Lo! in the painted oriel of the West, Whose panes the sunken sun incarnadines, Like a fair lady at her casement, shines. The evening star, the star of love and rest! And then anon she doth herself divest. Of all her radiant garments, and reclines. Behind the sombre screen of yonder pines, With slumber and soft reams of love oppressed. O my beloved, my sweet Hesperus! My morning and my evening star of love! My best and gentlest lady! even thus, As that fair planet in the sky above, Dost thou retire unto thy rest at night, And from thy darkened window fades the light.

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+ Conclave Venutiae Part I +

“Twas noontide of summer,And mid-time of night;And stars, in their orbits,Shone pale, thro’ the light Of the brighter, cold moon,‘Mid planets her slaves,Herself in the Heavens,Her beam on the waves. I gazed awhileOn her cold smile;Too cold- too cold for me- And I turned away to thee,Proud Evening Star,In thy glory afar,And dearer thy beam […]

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+ Lucian + Visitor to house Monstrare +

“All my life, I have had a reputation for being cold, unfeeling. Some have called me heartless, ruthless, even cruel. I am not. I am not beyond emotional response or compassion. But I possess – and my masters count this as perhaps my paramount virtue – a singular force of will. Throughout my career it […]

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+ YNQVISITOR MMXXI +

Music © Iron Sleet 2020 “What strong allurement draws, what spirit guides,Thee, Vesper! brightening still, as if the nearerThou com’st to man’s abode the spot grew dearerNight after night? True is it Nature hidesHer treasures less and less. Man now presidesIn power, where once he trembled in his weakness;Science advances with gigantic strides;But are we […]

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