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On the Doorstep

of Dreams







On the Doorstep

of Dreams



Alysia Ascovani





Acknowledgements



Thanks to Danae, for believing in me no matter what, and for all

her help in turning this set of poems into a cohesive book.



And thanks to Emaly, without our back and forth challenges, I may

never have started, let alone finished this book.



CONTENTS



Spring

Blackberry Winter

Anoesis

Rasasvada

Sempiternal

Midnight

Tidal Waves

Natural Elan



Summer

Dulcet Oblivion

Dawning in Storm

Phantasmic

Solar Gloaming

Sundark Dawn

Cloudburst

Oneirataxia





Autumn

Elixir of Perpetual Essence

Unworthy Rapture

Transcendental Wonder

Regret

Sweet Bereavement

Ataraxic Obsolescence



Winter

Final Sleep

Evermore Life Goes On

Glacial Future

Ecstasy of Sin

Ephemeral Eternity







SPRING



Blackberry Winter

Sweet breath of evanescent spring

Croons beneath every moon's phase

And to dark shadows of sun cling

Chill to follow warm winter days



Ice floats on zephyr of the fog

All serene daybreak strives to raze

To beauty divine epilogue

Chill to follow warm winter days



Amaranthine quintessence

Weathers ending hours set ablaze

Ash of snowy incalescence

Chill to follow warm winter days



Sweet breath of evanescent spring

Chill to follow warm winter days



Anoesis

Perfumes rise into the night air

Bringing to life vibrant solace

Flowers to grasp darkest nightmare

Transcendent of torment, flawless



Stars shower world in august grace

Swirl through the sky as soft chorus

Sorrows swept away without trace

Transcendent of torment, flawless



Deep within the shadows torment

Rests beneath brilliant moon, aweless

In wake of dream passion, ardent

Transcendent of torment, flawless



Perfumes rise into the night air

Transcendent of torment, flawless



Rasasvada

Pearls and peonies fall in shower

No matter the day nor the hour

Blanket the landscape in glamour

Sweet respite from chaotic clamour



Shimmer all across the aether

Come to rest in fields of heather

Sun and moon do they enamor

Sweet respite from chaotic clamour



Darkness or dawning either near

Not one reason left to fear

Virtue and sin kindred amor

Sweet respite from chaotic clamour



Pearls and peonies fall in shower

Sweet respite from chaotic clamour



Sempiternal

Emerald showers bathe the land

Curtains to see spread far and wide

Over all strong enough to stand

Watching glory forsake her bride



Day’s night rent the heavens in twain

Rejoicing for all that had cried

From joy the remainder abstain

Watching glory forsake her bride



Elated flowerings sing for

Eternity to fail lakeside

Drown in a future to abhor

Watching glory forsake her bride



Emerald showers bathe the land

Watching glory forsake her bride



Midnight

Midnight whispers beneath the sun

For mournful love of shaded light

To leave naught uncovered but none

All sorrows sway high on midnight



Midnight sings in desperate dreams

Ethereal in absence of night


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