Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Falco

Dancing to Amadeus
in the dark of a goth club
takes me back to
a vast cemetery in Vienna
where a friend of mine
(though no fan of yours)
dragged me to your grave
where a tall pale
man in black
was laying lilies
whispering your name.


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17 comments:

crimsonflaw said...

beautiful...this really is a marvel of a certain craft. I love the transition from dance to stillness....and yes the man was eccentric , so gifted was he..

jillypoet said...

This is a haunting vision. So simply stated. The last lines even sound ethereal.

Billy said...

By line 2, thw atmosphere is set. Wow. Very atmospheric and yes--haunting.

~beth ♥ said...

I adore the first two lines! Wonderfully mystical.

~beth ♥ said...

Oh ... and I've added you to my favorites list. I hope you do not mind. Cheers!

Sara said...

Impressive. Love the vivid imagery and the dark foreboding mood.

Noah the Great said...

Oh, wow!!!!

Fireblossom said...

I like this doubly--white lilies are my favorite flower, and I love 80's music, including the one and only hit by Falco.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Fireblossom, thanks and yes the one and only hit,

sara, noah, billy, jillypoet, crimsonflaw - thanks

beth - thanks for your comment and for linking to me!

Paul said...

he's gone
but lives on
in our minds and hearts.

polona said...

wonderfully moody...
and, well, i don't think he was a one hit wonder... amadeus was indeed his greatest hit but then there was Der Kommisar, Jeannie, Coming Home (Jeannie 2) and more...

Crafty Green Poet said...

polona - it depends where you are i think..., certainly for a lot of people he is only known for the one song.

Scot said...

CGP
Excellent and gripping poem even if I never heard of Falco--love the last 4 lines!!

Jo said...

Yes, this is very good, Juliet, the last four lines very powerful.

Paul said...

Falco
are you partying
with Amadeus in a Gothic cellar ?

Blu said...

Excellent!

Rob Kistner said...

This piece really sparks the curiosity... excellent!