Amadeus’ Ode To Dorian Gray: A Poem

January 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm (Art, Horror, Literature, Mystery, Mystery/horror, Poetry, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

Amadeus’ Ode To Dorian Gray

After his evening of drinking a dozen bottles of absinthe, Amadeus Emanon wrote the following ode to Dorian Gray:

Dorian in the picture gazing down at me,
Dorian in the picture what exactly do you see?
Dorian in the picture- you’re a Hellful spectral sight
you’re not the same as that handsome youth of night
who wanders London streets never aging in my sight.

Dorian in the picture what dark deeds have you done?
Dorian in the picture, to Satan your soul’s been won?
Murder and betrayal has become your deadly bread
if this portrait is destroyed, will you wind up dead?

Dorian in the picture, are you lot like me?
If my soul like yours was revealed for all the world to see
would I stop what I was doing for the rest of Eternity?

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Friday January 22nd


  1. Nitin said,

    I love the character -Dorian Gray. ‘The picture of Dorian Gray’ -one of my favorite reads. I loved your poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favourite reads as well.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Dorian Gray has always fascinated me. He’s been a character on the TV Penny Dreadful.
    Great poem!
    That last question is a doozy. But, for myself, I’d answer it “no”.
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      No, I don’t imagine you’d change a thing, Carolyn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        Everything that’s happened has made me who I am…even my dumb or not-s0-good choices…and so I continue to just be me…try to be my authentic self. Even if no one sees her as appealing or worthy.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, always good to be who you are.

        Unless of course you’re Jack the Ripper. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • doesitevenmatter3 said,

        True-dat. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  3. anaatcalin said,

    Extraordinary, and very interesting. I love the last two lines, they reveal the depth, and that is a big plus to the skill. Very well done!

  4. ั•ะฝั”ััฮนั” โˆ‚ั” ฮฝฮฑโ„“ั”ัฮนฮฑ said,

    I think many love Dorian Gray. He is a terrific character made of Oscar Wilde but it was not only him that fascinates me. It was Lord Henry as well for his knowledge of words and wisdoms that many time defies the law of Nature in every way and yet there are logic in every thing he told and said to Dorian Gray, having to destroy the very thing that the painter Basil Hallward so love and idolized. Lord Henry has destroyed Gray in his own way with the knowledge of life although he thought that wisdom can make one wiser.

    Sometimes, knowledge is the very thing that killed innocence too, in so many ways. When a child realized that his childhood does not stay longer and he is getting older one day, it kills the child’s dreams and fantasy, somehow. And that what had happened to me, when I realized of the many things I shall confront when I am older, I went beserk with life that I told my father “I do not want to grow old. Adult world scares me.” My father just shook his head and laughed.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I agree with everything you say, Sherrie.

      In some ways Lord Henry was to Dorian Gray what the serpent was to Eve in the garden- promising knowledge and wisdom- but a knowledge and wisdom that would result in the loss of innocence.

      I sympathize with you as a little girl, Sherrie, I too found the prospect of an adult world terrifying.

      In a certain sense, I never did lose my childhood innocence.

      As I once told our friend Daniel, at times I feel like Chancey Gardener the hero of the Peter Sellers movie Being There – an innocent lost in the world.

      But though I do have the innocence of a Chancey Gardener, I do have the insight of a Raymond Red Reddington inside as well which helps me cope with the world.

      • ั•ะฝั”ััฮนั” โˆ‚ั” ฮฝฮฑโ„“ั”ัฮนฮฑ said,

        This made me giggle. I use to think of myself like Cinderella and looking for a charming prince. But so many years I realized it was not the prince that I am searching for, but it was the glass shoes to wear and from time to time exchange it with the pair of the red shoes of Alice in Wonderland to go home from time to time … It was the shoes that I want …. all the time …

        I am odd, right? What kind of Cinderella am I? LOL

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        A Cinderella who really loves her shoes. ๐Ÿ˜€

        When your BMW turns into a pumpkin and your chauffeur turns into a hamster (maybe it’s Renfield!) and your evening gown turns into kitchen rags and your prince has his hair stolen by red spider monkeys who want their fur back, you’ll say to your fairy godmother, “Can I at least keep the shoes?”. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. ั•ะฝั”ััฮนั” โˆ‚ั” ฮฝฮฑโ„“ั”ัฮนฮฑ said,

    And so the bad King of Hell Toupe rule the fairy land now??? hahaha …

    Oh, and I would definitely keep the shoes. Because it is magical and small and fit my mini Asian feet! lol

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