To Sail Upon The Sea: A Poem

May 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm (Art, Arts, Life, Nature, Poetry) ()

Blue Velvet Sky and Sea by Timothy Wood aka SAREJESS

To sail upon the sea beneath a blue velvet sky
I’m filled with such awe to see before I die
a vision of such rare beauty
I feel Van Gogh alongside me
capturing the essence of sky and sea

His eyes they see
to penetrate they be
and with his hands the palette becomes
the means to a dream beneath setting suns
allowing them to become reality
captured in time- this sky and sea.

-A poem written by Christopher
Sunday May 7th 2017.

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Birds Fly Over House In The Sunset: A Poem

March 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm (Art, Arts, Life, Nature, Poetry) ()

Birds Fly Over House In The Sunset by SAREJESS March 2017

Birds Fly Over House In The Sunset painted by the South African artist SAREJESS March 2017

Birds Fly Over House In The Sunset: A Poem

Below the purple hills
lies a little house
where sight of green tree
greets you and your spouse

There each happy morn
with the dazzling dawn
lies fields of green and gold
viewed by doe and her fawn

Sunsets are golden
when they shine down
turn field colours to flame
when they light up the ground

It’s simply paradise
no fancy palaces
or halls of gold
just two souls living
and loving together
until they grow old

Five birds come flying
in the night sky
like the sunset glowing
they bid the day goodbye

There is a wonder
in such a land
where fields and forests meet
the work of God’s hand

Amidst the sun now setting
home fires now burn
day’s work is now done
from love’s touch we learn

It’s simply paradise
these silver skies
and purple hills
where two souls work together
upon the land
building a paradise of love
that shines like a star
reflecting the sun and moon above.

-A poem written
by Christopher
Saturday March 11th
2017.

Paintings for sale by the great South African artist SAREJESS are available here:

http://www.sarejess.co.za/

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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
2016.

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Renfield and The Modigliani Painting

November 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm (Art, Culture, History, Humour, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , )

Renfield and The Modigliani Painting

“You look pale,” Amadeus commented as he ate his 17th dish of vanilla ice cream.

“It’s this article I read on the BBC News website,” Renfield looked as white as a ghost.

This is the article:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34775073

“The Modigliani painting Nu couche (Reclining nude) was sold this past Monday at Christie’s in New York for $170.4 million U.S.,” Amadeus read the story on his iPhone, “Hm, that woman in the painting looks familiar.”

“She should,” Renfield turned the colour of a polar bear, “that’s Sherrielock Holmes.”

“Your personal dominatrix?” Amadeus asked Renfield as Athelstan the butler entered the room to take away the tea pot.

“You didn’t have to mention her profession in such a loud voice,” Renfield now looked as red as a lobster.

“It says here this painting was painted back in 1917 and 1918,” Amadeus reached for some dates to eat, “gosh, Sherrielock still looks good for her age.”

“That’s the thing,” Renfield turned back to the colour of an albino again, “when she told me that she was Sherlock Holmes’ twin sister from the late 19th Century, I thought maybe she had just eaten too many magic mushrooms or something. I didn’t take her seriously. I know she isn’t a vampiress from those times she walked me while I was wearing a dog collar in Hyde Park during daylight hours. So how did she achieve immortality?”.

“And she didn’t do it in Dorian Gray style either,” Amadeus spilled red strawberry jam all over himself, “seeing as how her image in the painting still looks wonderful.”

“Unless she’s got another painting in her attic somewhere,” Renfield now looked like a snow man.

The power suddenly went out.

“The power is out,” Renfield stated the obvious.

While they listened to the sound of Athelstan tripping and falling in the dark as he struggled to find the mansion’s spare electric generator, Amadeus’ iPhone rang.

“That was Dr. Cadbury Rocher down at the Set Enterprises lab,” Amadeus said, “apparently Michelangelo the Psychic Lobster had a major psychic episode in the aquarium. He not only knocked out the power in the facility but blew out the entire electrical grid of the entire City of London as well.”

“It’s that damn painting,” Renfield’s eyes glowed in the dark, “I know it is.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday November 10th
2015.

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Haiku About Casablanca The Film

November 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm (Art, Entertainment, Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

Haiku About Casablanca The Film

Down at Rick’s Cafe
Rick weeps Ilsa leaves and Sam…
plays… As Time Goes By

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Dulcinea Lucia’s Dream of Caesar Augustus

August 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm (Art, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Dulcinea Lucia’s Dream of Caesar Augustus

To sleep, perchance to dream was Hamlet’s wish
before Death was served to Denmark’s Royal Family on a dish.
In London in the year 2015
63rd in the reign of the current Queen
The calendar of the year had now moved to the month of August
like Marlon Brando’s moonlit tea house but I digress
And so on this hot steamy August night
as Bavarian steaks succumbed to dog bite
Dulcinea Lucia was finding it hard to sleep
She even failed at counting sheep
This lovely beautiful gypsy
alluring and sexy
who passed Pan Goatee’s test for feminine artistry
tossed and turned like the waves of the sea
no such cooling relief in London’s dry docks- a pity!

She finally got up and went to the shower
where her body inhaled the water like bee does pollen on a flower
She was now all wet
like a mermaid in the net
She did not bother to dry herself off
She fell on the bed, wet and nude, and said, “Mazel Tov.”
The incubus of dreams mounted her like a descending dove
bringing her dreams and visions from muses above.

She dreamed of the statue called Augustus of Prima Porta
Was it a weird bizarre dream for one to have? Sorta.
The statue was found in 1863
in a classical villa in Italy
It was found at the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta near Rome
so some distance from Saint Peter’s Dome
The villa belonged to Caesar Augustus’ third wife Livia Drusilla
a woman who lived before the invention of the birth control pill-a
which would have helped her nymphomaniac stepdaughter some
whose adultery certainly would have topped that of a Kardashian bum.

The Augustus of Prima Porta is now found in the Vatican Museums
a place no longer frequented by Irish Liams
banned for drinking way too much pints of Guinness
when they should have been tending to curator business.

Dulcinea in her dream noticed the statue come to life
Back in her day, it would have frightened Livia his wife
for there were rumours that Livia had bumped her husband off
historians ask- was it poisoned figs that did him in or just a bad cough?

The statue walked off its pedestal
which shocked a visitor from Istanbul
Said Augustus- this is my month, it’s August
and I see urbi et orbi have gone to rust
So I’ve decided to come back
and give imperial rule another crack.

The small Cupid at Augustus’ feet
found Emperor’s coming to life again rather neat
since both claimed descent from Venus
the goddess who aroused Paris’ penis,
Cupid shouted after Augustus, hey big brother, wait for me!
And the dolphin, on which Cupid rode, swam away to the sea.

-A narrative poem
and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday August 2nd
2015.

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Haiku About Vincent Van Gogh

February 5, 2015 at 7:46 pm (Art, History, Poetry) (, , , , )

Haiku About Vincent Van Gogh

Starry night Van Gogh
eyes of China blue with slice
of ear missing too

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