Ailbhe Cullen Poems
Descend Into Darkness
Descend into Darkness with me my love,
Embrace the night, it's velvet caress.
Let me show you my secret abode,
Impenetrable to the harsh urban lights.
Come follow me down to this underworld,
To the caverns and taverns which I frequent.
And drink a draught or two with me,
Of hemlock, pure and strong.
Leave hat and jacket at the door, my love.
Discard your daily guise.
This place begs no formalities,
No pretense, no protocol.
Come traverse with me this barren land,
The void which threatens to swallow me whole.
And my midnight cloak I'll...