Hunger - Original Vampire Gothic Fine Art by Bob Orsillo
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Poetry "The Vampire" by Charles Baudelaire (1857)
Thou who, like deaths deceiving stroke,
Knocks at my hearts deep melancholy;
Thou who, like a troupe of hideous folk
Of demons, wines and maddened Folly,
Of mine own my Spirit humiliated
Makes thine own bed and thy domain,
Infamous, by whom I am vitiated
Like the convict fastened to his chain.
Like to the Gambler with his game reversed,
Like to the drunkard with his wine-bottle,
Like to the vermin that the carrion throttle,
- Be thou for ever and ever accursed!
I have said to the sword perfidious
To lavish on me Liberty,
I have said to the poison insidious
To shake me from my lethargy.
Alas! The poison and the sword that crave thee
Said in disdainful knavery:
Thou are not worthy that we should save thee
From thine accursed slavery.
Fool! From his...