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Dark Angel by DElevit Dark Angel by DElevit
Dark Angel

Dark Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
Malicious Angel, who still dost
My soul such subtile violence!

Because of thee, no thought, no thing,
Abides for me undesecrate:
Dark Angel, ever on the wing,
Who never reachest me too late!

When music sounds, then changest thou
Its silvery to a sultry fire:
Nor will thine envious heart allow
Delight untortured by desire.

Through thee, the gracious Muses turn,
To Furies, O mine Enemy!
And all the things of beauty burn
With flames of evil ecstasy.

Because of thee, the land of dreams
Becomes a gathering place of fears:
Until tormented slumber seems
One vehemence of useless tears.

When sunlight glows upon the flowers,
Or ripples down the dancing sea:
Thou, with thy troop of passionate powers,
Beleaguerest, bewilderest, me.

Within the breath of autumn woods,
Within the winter silences:
Thy venomous spirit stirs and broods,
O Master of impieties!

The ardour of red flame is thine,
And thine the steely soul of ice:
Thou poisonest the fair design
Of nature, with unfair device.

Roses of ashes, black bright;
Waters of bitterness, how sweet!
O banquet of a foul delight,
Prepared by thee, dark Paraclete!

Thou art the whisper in the gloom,
The hinting tone, the haunting laugh:
Thou art the adorner of my tomb,
The minstrel of mine epitaph.

I fight thee, in the Holy Name!
Yet, what thou dost, is what God saith:
Tempter! should I escape thy flame,
Thou wilt have helped my soul from Death:

The second Death, that never dies,
That cannot die, when time is dead:
Live Death, wherein the lost soul cries,
Eternally uncomforted.

Dark Angel, with thine aching lust!
Of two defeats, of two despairs:
Less dread, a change to drifting dust,
Than thine eternity of cares.

Do what thou wilt, thou shalt not so,
Dark Angel! triumph over me:
Lonely, unto the Lone I go;
Divine, to the Divinity.

-Poem by Lionel Johnson-

Texture by pixeltool-stock
Brushes by Darkresources
A touch of blood thanks to Blood--Stock

All composition and other elements by me

Soul eater by DElevit  Sengur by DElevit  The Holy Death by DElevit  when angels fall by DElevit  Almas perdidas by DElevit Libertad by DElevit

Copyright by Elevit 2007. Do not use without permission =)

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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Amazing ! So's the poem that goes with it ! :D
ayumidany14 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful *.*
Travail-de-lame Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
:wow: :la: Your works/ work are so fantastic :blackrose:
CPLharrier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent stuff XD I remember when I read the Dark Angel back in college it inspired me to continue working on Angelic characters, good to see work like this
DElevit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks for your kind comment!:hug:
Necropheka Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Awesome artwork and nice poem! :D
WerewolfsVampire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
It's amazing.
PsdDude Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Hi, here is the list i was telling you about [link]
Thank you again!
PsdDude Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hi, i am making a list with Amazing Angel Photo Manipulations and i would love to add your beautiful photo to the list ! It will be published here [link] with link to your image and deviantart account! Is it ok? Thank you!
DElevit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh many thanks!
of course you can :boogie:
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