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If Death be sweet saviour and remorse
    a psychopomp, midwife to the passing,
Thanatos, Ankou, Yama, Memitim, Hypnos,
save me to rest and to sleep
take me in deep
in soft, make this all in my head
   to where my friends and my
   family, my father
reside
     "sweet death, you are the only god
Who comes as a servant when he is called"

So here I am, a lullaby leaving my lips in
the form of a cry of a whistle
in hopes an answer of
sweet serenity will greet
my prayers.
Overwhelming and saddening few weeks, resulting in a preoccupation with death in all its forms and a loving of Stevie Smith, who's words I quoted here.

References to mythical personifications of death from different cultures included. I understand the 'odd one out' is Hypnos, the God of sleep, but this is to signify the bond between the two (indeed, in Greek mythology Thanatos, the God of Death, is brother to Hypnos) and to lead onto the next line.
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~dextroannie shows a darker side to poetry reminiscent of such poems as For Annie from a late Edgar Allan Poe; Waking dead. makes excellent use of allusions, alliteration, and references. ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav:


i hope you don't mind my humble feature:
your lovely piece is handpicked.


thank you,

:bow:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, thank-you so much!
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Sheik91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Including Hypnos in the lot of the deities merges a powerful bond between reality and phantasy, an alliance that is oftenly significant in matters of death.

Am I right in assuming that the part in italics is referencing suicide? Or murder, maybe.
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's a quote - Stevie Smith, talking about suicide I believe, yes! Thank you so much for your comment.
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goninja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought it was spelled Thanos?
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, Thanatos is correct! :)
Thanos: [link]
Thanatos: [link]
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goninja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I stand corrected! :D
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FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just so breathtaking <3 I... just... oh WOW *in awe*
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you very much!!
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FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :)
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