The Dark Romantics in American Literature Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Education for Sustainability | Jaimie Cloud | TEDxWindhamWale – The Matrimony (Lyrics) 17 thoughts on “The Dark Romantics in American Literature” Longin gloom I sat with her, crying, wailing my heart and soul. Fordoom beat me to her – the beautiful, Elliva Tor – then I felt a hole, deep inmy heart and soul. Andas I cradled her humiliated corpse, thinking what horrors befell her, suddenly,I felt an ominous presence sneaking, its fowl stench creeping. Thenmy heart and soul started sinking and then I started thinking, what creature isthis creaking, and what for does it loom before me and Elliva Tor? “Nocreature,” it said. “Crinus the Mor.” “Crinusthe Mor?” I repeated. “Of terrible yore?” Andthen Crinus said, “Yes, you know me sure.” “Why,of course,” I said. “I have read your lore.” “Oh…thenyou must know the horrors that I bore.” “Yes…andstill bear,” I snapped. Ashe chuckled and clapped. “Anddo you think I have come to ensnare?” “Orperhaps I have simply stumbled upon your lair?” “Inwitness of your dead friend…aww, so unfair.” “Donot mock my friend.” “Itis not my intention to offend – only my hand I wish to lend.” AsI turned, I discerned. Thickheavy rustling robes of rotten meat and flesh, fresh in my eyes now shot withthreat. AsI stared with regret at his grotesque rotting skull-like face. Myfearful heart risking it all at its fastest pace. Hiseyes like red moons glaring, transfixing me. Andnow, in all this red terror, my deepest wish is to be free. Andthen Crinus said, “A deal I offer thee.” ThenI thought, what deal hath he? ThenCrinus said, “Your word, for the kingdom of darkness.” “Myword, for the kingdom of darkness, where all lies heartless, surely you know Iwon’t accept such madness.” “Indarkness and madness, I promise gladness.” “Never can my word remove this sadness.” “Forever,your word, will bring you solace, for the kingdom of darkness, for horror, forterror, for evil, for I, Crinus the Mor, shall avenge my greatest enemy, the mostbeautiful, most kindest, altruist, Elliva Tor.” Andas I thought long and hard about his offer while he displayed infinite patiencein total darkness, eventually, I gave my answer – or should I say, my word. “Withthe death of Elliva Tor, the kingdom of darkness has already risen. I demandthat you remove the mask from the world, this lie of light. I demand youconvince the world how ugly sin has made it. I demand that at men’s despair,you reject forgiveness, you reject mercy. I give you my word. In the name ofElliva Tor, purge.” Andthen Crinus placed his branch-like hand into his vile mouth, and pulled fromthe black abyss of his throat, a creature, so small in between his finger andthumb, so black, making such feeble unintelligible noises, flailing its manyarms and legs. “Whatis that ghastly thing?” I asked. “Aseed…and once planted, it will sing.” “Sing?A song…but what will it bring?” “Why…thekingdom of darkness, of course, and a new king.” Thenhe placed this tiny restless creature on Elliva’s ghostly chest, and then itstarted eating through her breast, burrowing deep inside. Then, as Elliva’scorpse started convulsing, there was a harrowing scream. Whathave I done, I thought. Itseemed as if the world was about to end, if not now, then certainly soon. Theground shook violently. Thelight died, its best it tried. Darknessconsuming all. Then…thedarkness gave form – from Elliva, come – the kingdom of infinite horrors. Reply that miley cyrus piano cover in the background is annoying AF Reply Thank you you made many things clear i need another one about transcendantilism Reply Finally found the song! It is a piano cover of Dangerous, by David Guetta Reply Did anyone notice the background music is a piano version of Miley Cyrus. Reply Shout out to everyone doing their homework last minute & rocking out to this piano music because they've lost their minds! Reply nice Reply Great video but the intense piano is distracting. Reply وي هيا Reply وي Reply Thanks for this helpful video 😉 Reply We can't stop background music😐 Reply wow Reply That awkward moment when you realize they used a piano version of Wrecking Ball for the vid 🤔 Reply Never thought I'd hear Centurions in a video like this. Reply no need with all my pleasure Heather stevens Reply God, thank you so much for posting this! I can now use it without having to have a membership for his one little video! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.