Thursday, September 18, 2014

love is an howling beast - the video

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

help amomancies launch!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014 and updates...

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My new magazine, amomancies, which features romantic and erotic poetry enhanced by glamour photography, is not only available as a gorgeous, glossy, 8-1/2 x 11 magazine, but also in fully downloadable pdf at the primary site

Poets wishing to submit their work for inclusion in future issues will find the submissions guidelines, including publication schedule and themes, as well.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

amomancies out in hardcopy format

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         amomancies vol 1 issue 1        
                 amomancies:                amomancies vol 1 issue 1      
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28 poems, 30 lovely full page, poster quality images.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Feast of the Night

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I make myself a sacrifice, the price of loving is precious.
To give all.  Flesh and heart and strength.  The rage of quiet affection.
Perfection a path, not a citadel.  Hell fears my words.  Hush.  Hush
and listen to the roaring silence, imploring a moment, shun
the japing mockery of those who cannot understand that love
is both divine and diverse, perverse and pristine, between the seals
the veils fall and we are left, surrendered, feast to raven and dove
who will both feed on the seed of our coeur rage and what it reveals
about the nature of our barefoot hearts, dancing the patterns found
in the mysteries of our histories.  Kisses in kairos.  Breathe.
Breathe and find my breath in your lungs, an intoxicant.  Hope, unbound
and tied with a ribbon that unwinds where we dare our wills to sheathe.
Accept me for what I am.  All I am.  Lover and acolyte.
This, a holy day commemorated in the feast of the night.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Conqueror Wyrm

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drink the blood of the conqueror wyrm,
mingled crimson and alabaster.
draw it out and take nourishment
that you may be granted your truest wish.

drink the blood of the conqueror wyrm,
warm and fresh on your tongue, and
you will comprehend the dusky night,
speaking the language of fiends and angels.

drink the blood of the conqueror wyrm,
turning lovely quicksilver into radiant gold.
the alchemy of the soul, a single draught.
you will perceive the most arcane secrets.

drink the blood of the conqueror wyrm,
made a communion of madness, no chalice
can hold this thick venom, you must drain
the very beast in a feast of unleashed desire.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


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short of my soul, which God holds,
I am yours.
if you would have me: human and bent,
sent to Hell and back on more than one trip for water for the burnt.
still with a few trips left
and a desire to inspire one more heart to feel something
honest and beautiful.
to make children,
whether of paper and ink and light
or flesh and blood.
to be for you all you ask of me,
want me to be,
need me to be.
that I can be.

William F. DeVault. all rights reserved.

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    Explaining the Tags

    You will note, gentle reader, that all works under this blog now display "tags" to help classify and assign the works for your review and enjoyment.

    These largely fall into 4 categories:

    Year of writing, e.g. "1999"
    Book published in, e.g. "from an unexpected quarter"
    Inspiring muse, e.g. "Aubergine"
    Genre, e.g. "erotica"

    We are still in the process of cleaning up the tags, so please bear with us. Yes, some muses are classified under more than one tag, some poems appear in more than one book, or not yet in any volume, and some years are...hazy.
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