The Vampire Bride [I am come—I am come!]

Henry Thomas Liddell

 
"I am come—I am come! once again from the tomb,
    In return for the ring which you gave;
That I am thine, and that thou art mine,
    This nuptial pledge receive."
He lay like a corse 'neath the Demon's force,
    And she wrapp'd him in a shround;
And she fixed her teeth his heart beneath,
    And she drank of the warm life-blood!
And ever and anon murmur'd the lips of stone,
    "Soft and warm is this couch of thine,
Thou'lt to-morrow be laid on a colder bed—
    Albert! that bed will be mine!"
 

Further Reading

Poems About Breakups and Divorce
"To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage"
by Robert Lowell
The Aeneid, Book IV, [So, you traitor]
by Virgil
A Book Of Music
by Jack Spicer
After Love
by Sara Teasdale
Apart (Les Séparés)
by Louis Simpson
Chaos Is the New Calm
by Wyn Cooper
Coming and Going
by Tony Hoagland
Company
by Karen Leona Anderson
Dear Miss Emily
by James Galvin
Donal Óg
by Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory
Family Reunion
by Jeredith Merrin
Footprint on Your Heart
by Gary Lenhart
Good Night
by Wilhelm Müller
Heart's Needle
by W. D. Snodgrass
I May After Leaving You Walk Quickly or Even Run
by Matthea Harvey
In Praise of Their Divorce
by Tony Hoagland
Man and Wife
by Robert Lowell
Multiple Man: Guest-starring me & you
by Gary Jackson
One Art
by Elizabeth Bishop
Pleasure
by Katie Peterson
Provisional
by Catherine Bowman
Remember
by Christina Rossetti
Sita
by Jason Schneiderman
The Gift
by Sara Teasdale
The Primer
by Christina Davis
This Was Once a Love Poem
by Jane Hirshfield
To Earthward
by Robert Frost
When We Two Parted
by George Gordon Byron
Vampires
Lamia [Left to herself]
by John Keats
Christabel [excerpt]
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Pocket Vampire
by Dorothy Barresi
The Bride of Corinth [From my grave to wander]
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Distant Moon
by Rafael Campo
The Giaour [Unquenched, unquenchable]
by George Gordon Byron
The Vampire
by Madison Julius Cawein
The Vampire
by Conrad Aiken
The Vampire
by Rudyard Kipling
The Vampyre
by John Stagg