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Lily Flame

 

William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_La_Nuit_(1883)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau ~ La Nuit (1883)

Lady Lily Flame

My Lady, Ā My Love, My LilyĀ Flame

Do youĀ wear a sullied cloak of shame

Has purity and innocence taken flight

To the beguilingĀ dark embrace of Night

Nyx and Erebus, alluring, starless charms

Mists enticing youĀ into seductive arms

My Lady, My Love, My Lily Flame

Guileless innocence, without blame

Deny the FerrymanĀ his Stygian fee

From Thanatos tenebrous domainĀ flee

By Ā flames of WinterĀ burning bright

TakeĀ safe passage through the Ā night

My Lady, My Love, My Lily Flame

Capricious gods may play Night’s game

Gates of the rising sun light the way

To sanctuaryĀ of Hemera’sĀ breaking day

Purified by the kiss of theĀ  Morning Dew

Absolution and Benediction fall on you

~Eily Nash 2015

William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_Day_(1881)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau~Day (1881)