Red Moon Bar

Mr. Bone's Courtship

Insatiable vampire touch,
Strength in non fulfillment is,
Ever dreaming, never won;
Foresworn that final, crashing chord that ends.
Here is unfinished rhapsody.

Vampire-natured creatures mime at life;
White faced, staring, gesturing,
Graceful parody of love's dance;
Solemn, death-natured pavanne,
And silent, like the grave.

(c) Sonia Brock 1977/99


"The grave’s a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace."

Andrew Marvell [To His Coy Mistress]