Polly

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The Vampire Prince

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Written to the theme ‘Vampires’ for 42 Worcester, Wednesday 30 September 2015, and shared with dVerse Poets today. Do follow the link to dVerse, a group of talented poets who would welcome your poem and your comments on the poems of others. In the meantime…

The Vampire Prince

A Transylvanian melody
will chime through the night.
The air is still and warm,
there is no trace of light.
He steals through forest glades
to the castle where she lies,
she tries to hear leaves rustling,
her hopes she can’t disguise,
she knows he’s coming for her,
yet no fear shows in her eyes.

She loves him, oh, she loves him,
his dark and brooding brow,
his high and sculpted cheekbones,
his skin white-cold, ice-sallow.
With a cape of burnished black,
he is not the maniac the villagers
with their garlic seem to dread.
She smiles at the thought
of the crosses they have wrought
to stop him ascending to her bed.

She knows her soul will wince
when she hears the chimes, her prince
will be climbing up the stairs
to claim her for his own.
The scent of who-knows-what,
aromatic, spiced, sincere,
is the harbinger she’s waited for;
waited for, for years.

A rap upon her door
has her swooning, heart a’soar.
She loves him, oh, she loves him
and will do evermore.
Her prince leans in towards her,
his cape’s as soft as zephyrs,
it sweeps her pure white nightgown
as he slowly travels down;
his breath, a mist of insight,
strokes her sweet soft frown.

His teeth glint in the moonlight,
from her, he gets no swift flight,
she arches, sighs in delight.
His teeth make the connection
with her, gentle perfection,
it takes no great detection
to knowโ€ฆ
she is his.

Polly Stretton ยฉ 2015

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46 thoughts on “The Vampire Prince

  1. I do enjoy your reading!

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  2. Everyone loves a vampire. Good one Polly.

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  3. I loved this last night Polly – very evocative

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  4. A vivid seduction!

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  5. Wonderful, Polly. Her emotion is palpable, as is her vulnerability to his seductive powers.

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  6. I love the sound file. It brings it all to life. This poem is exquisite ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Oh my…what a lovely thing to say. I am pleased you like it, Alex. I see other poets putting sound files up but don’t think to do it myself, at least, not too often. So it makes it special to get a comment like yours. Thank you.

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  7. I so enjoyed the read Polly ~ How romantic and I was expecting to hear the Prince’s laugh at the end ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing this with D’verse ~

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    • Ah…glad you enjoyed the romanceโ€“you may well have heard him if you’d listened really hard ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I love to join in at dVerse when I can.

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  8. His teeth make the connection
    with her, gentle perfection,

    Wow, she opens up to it! Perhaps the victims have been hypnotized into submission

    Hank

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  9. For those who think the little death is not enough, there is the romantic death at the mercy of a lover. Captivating write Polly.

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    • …and this way perhaps she gets both (?) heh-heh ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for your comments – good to see you were captivated – I think she was too.

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  10. Teeth – symbolic of our capacity to break down so we may digest and assimilate and nourish. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. she knows heโ€™s coming for her,
    yet no fear shows in her eyes.

    I guess when one is bound by the veil of seduction.. fear seems to wander far away ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautifully executed!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  12. Well realised and great narrative momentum skilfully achieved throughout Polly – a pleasure to read… With Best Wishes Scott

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  13. Ah, these pesky old vampires – you manage to make a memorable and almost jaunty affair of it. Reminded me a little of the Lady of Shalott.

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    • Ha! I think Sanaa encapsulates it with her comment re ‘the veil of seduction’ โ€“ lovely to see you here Marina.

      btw โ€“ I should be moving house in a fortnight โ€“ fingers crossed x

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  14. Why do we fall the dark princes – perhaps because they are equally delicious and enticing..a wonderful write that had me flowing along happily in the tale…

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  15. I can hear the rap on the door! You have worked the theme well!

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  16. Well.. my friend.. i just named the previous
    female poet a girl hero for
    being brave
    enough
    to put
    her voice
    out there
    in poetry
    land as that is
    so rare in a land
    online devoid of
    the human touch
    outside of sign
    language
    of text..
    where
    even the
    greatest of
    human messages
    in human faces
    are cold and
    more dead
    than
    the
    colDest
    vampires
    or zombies..
    and honestly
    you read beautifully
    to bring any vampire
    as more valuable than
    cold dead
    heArted
    robots
    and zombies
    in sign
    language
    text.. the human voice
    is a harp of GOD and the way
    you speak in sing song voice of
    poetry heArt.. is the natural way
    SOuLs speak as poetry spiRit.
    before electronic devices steal
    SOuL away.. i am a poem in
    real life too..
    and people
    think it’s
    strange
    to hear
    melody
    naturally
    coming out of
    a human being today..
    but sadly they are not
    people at all.. they live
    in hell and have no
    idea that this is
    heaven
    that once
    exists
    and
    can come again..
    as zombie and robot
    rises to flesh and blood
    of beating
    heARt..
    where vampires
    are more alive
    than THE REAL
    Zombie
    Apocalypse
    here.. oh yeah.. and
    tHere’s that twitter thingy
    where more than 24 lines
    is death in life.. or 105 characters..
    or whatever… where humans now technically
    scientifically speaking have the attention of
    a gold fish.. no kidding.. a gold fish.. back in the
    day chewing the fat.. IS KinG.. hours on end..
    no TV.. no Radio..
    NO INTERWEBZ..
    just
    the
    human
    heARt
    sPIRit..
    plaYinG
    through
    harp
    of GOD
    soUL
    aS
    Hu
    MAN..
    i am
    heRe..
    thIS is
    heaven..
    few
    WiLL
    joIN
    mE..
    and that my friend
    is to be expected..
    most sadly
    as
    such..:)

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  17. I was completely delighted by your writing, Polly, just wonderful. I’ve been captivated by this story ever since I was a kid. There’s just something about those Vampire Princes!

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  18. Well done. There is something magical about vampires…

    Anna :o]

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  19. Very nice. I love the way the story builds in anticipation of his arrival. Chilling and beautiful at the same time.

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  20. Beautiful, poetic descriptions. Loved how you built it up towards her surrender.

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  21. Oh Polly, your voice is perfect for such a piece! My eyes were closed as I listed and felt a chill as my imagination ascended the stairs… ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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