Poem (11 of 12)… Requiem for a Gothic Dream

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Requiem for a Gothic Dream

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Within the deepest confines
of my mind, you plumed
and branded gothic signs
that bled me, leaving me entombed.

You left a requiem for a dream:
my arms groping in the mist
of a pallid phantom’s scheme
whose kiss I did not dare resist.

Puzzling fiction of my mind’s ideals:
inexistent figment of my horrid fears
that behind a mournful reality conceals
you as your medieval image disappears.

Requiem for a dream of hallucinating lust
is a requiem for a dream that turns my love to dust.

–You can find the original poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or a translated|modified version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–


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