What are fantasies? Illusions with wings; Birds uncaged Floating free Over dreamscapes Hovering still where Nightmares dwell A magical world With a wish And a spell In our minds we create A wonderland, or A raging hell!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898 — Source.
In the labyrinths of silence I explore inner darkness In awe, I see the lines rusted Of rotting pain Etched on my heart By recollections deep Digging in like ridged shards Most painful are moments I try to, but I can’t recall They lie in the gloomy corners Smothered by macabre screams The ones I had muffled For I knew no one cared
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Edward J. Goodman. Too Curious. London; Guildford: Bentley & Son, 1888 — Source.
There was nothing before The rundown mirror Just a tired reflection Of bored, dying eyes That I chose to ignore Instead, I imagined the grays Were flecks of silver rain The sagging skin, all the hills I climbed with gleeful steps Weariness is just a facade To hide joy from prying eyes And so I believed all the lies That my image was a disguise
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Arthur Stringer. The Loom of Destiny. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1899 — Source.