I damn you, demon,
You chanter of black incantations;
Carpenter of funeral gowns.
Why have you clad me not?
Am I too loud a posture to drown
In the quiet of your dark cashmere?
Or are your services reserved
For young girls with the shiny eyes?
I'll not ask you to carry me;
I'll swim your river unaided.
I'll not ask you to open gates;
Just not to close them when you leave.
I'll sing your praises, louder than hers,
If only you'll let me stalk your shady gondola.
Llama and respect for the first to guess the mythological theme ^^
I really like the eerie-ness of this poem. And the word "gondola". (idek I tend to enjoy random words in poems lmao)
I'm not familiar with the myth, but this is great without the prior knowledge!
Sweet i knew all those mythology books on my shelf werent "wasted money"
its orpheus off seeking his love bitten by the snake
Ishtar's descent to the Underworld?
That wasn't my intent, but I can see it now, it makes the reference to clothing more than just a metaphor. Thanks for bringing it to my attention
i think your talking about charon the ferryman out of greek mythos though i didnt see any coin reference. good job though nice and dark