nightingale screech of metal grind
vestiges of slumber—
in silent Chaos writhe
the World all sheltered black,
this Veil, it doth descend
betwixt the Heavens and the Earth
no more Fire, no more Song
yet Dappled Emeralds gleam
throughout the Haze of Waking
this World rise, Higher and Higher
tilting back, breathing in
the clouds, circling pull
Dream yet from Reality
and Everything of this Canvas,
rides Higher still into the Night
set it all below, and looking down
bask within the Golden River Shadow
of History shaped and cast
into the Towers of Majesty
the Stars and the Sea,
no King might ever rise
* Another poem for the wonderful Monday Poetry Potluck, as hosted by Jingle Poetry, and those lovely poets Amanda and Kavita! The theme this week was mountains and beaches, and I couldn’t help but think back to my most recent venture in Colorado. This one was inspired by my time there in the summer–I hope you enjoy! Hope you don’t mind that I also took the opportunity to throw in some more of my pictures from that trip, even if they don’t match up quite specifically with the poem itself.
so well done.
life, history, nature…brilliant blend of everything, love your view of the universe.
Thanks for sharing!
I love Colorado,
they have snow mountains in June, very breath taking..
I used to travel pass it and went all the way to Salt Lake City, cool places to be,
Glad to have you share your experience with us.
I love the whirling, dream-like feel of this piece. Wonderful.
The poem does have a dreamlike feel, right from the title – mountains in daylight are majestic, at night…
I loved “Haze of Waking” and
“bask within the Golden River Shadow
of History shaped and cast”
Just amazing, such great pictures you paint with your words!
a beautiful and wonderful poem. liked the wording too! the last few lines were great as well. Bravo!
Chris I like your posts and thanks for this one.. I enjoyed it so much.. thanks
जय दुर्गा जी, जय काली माँ
Jai Durga ji, Jai Kali Ma
this was absolutely full of passion…wow chris… breathing in
the clouds…makes me wanna take my bike and ride uphill until i can touch the sky…stirring write!
The photos are gorgeous. Mountains are so inspiring.
Your poem was wonderful.
“Destination: World” – that image will stay with me – just gorgeous!
Just amazing, felt a peace here and you crafted perfect words with this beautiful poem…thanks so much for linking with Potluck xxx
It’s a beautiful poem, and the pictures really make me want to visit there! Nicely done.
Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/assateague-beach/
beautiful write chris…for some beautiful country out there..no king so high as thee…very nice.
playing catch up….LSATs go well?
help visit Talon to wish her a happy birthday today,
Wow! What a poem. Very beautifully written. Simply fabulous.
shubho bijoyadashami (Happy vijayadashami)! May the Goddess fill your life up with beauty and happiness