Awen’s footprint

i am a blade of grass
bent into muddied waters;
i am gravel displaced
by the pressure of loss;
i am glass become sand
become glass again:
the injunction of a clear singer,
the wisdom of the sea.

…..

Follow me uphill;
roll aside
the Sarsen stone set
over my
soul, unearthing
the well of stale
passion that
expires breath-
wise under damp
breasts and dry heat.
Find me a new
shrine to an old
desperation buried in clouds
of molded hope, somewhere
deep and high where i
can claw out and
lay down with pride
the four bloodied
chambers of this broken
faith.

46 thoughts on “Awen’s footprint

  1. Wow.. amazing imagery throughout!!
    From rise to fall, back to rise…
    From hopelessness to hope
    From darkness to faint glimmer…
    All very nicely done!! Really enjoyed the style and structure!!

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  4. “Find me a new
    shrine to an old
    desperation buried in clouds
    of molded hope, somewhere
    deep and high where i
    can claw out and
    lay down with pride
    the four bloodied
    chambers of this broken
    faith. ”

    I could ponder this for days:thank you

  5. Jingle, Kavita, Buttercup–always enjoy the pleasure of one of your visits! Glad y’all like the style/layout with the “preface” beforehand–I wasn’t sure about it myself at first, but it seemed to fit the mood. Modeled on the “song of Taliesin” in Celtic lore, for those into that sort of thing…

    southernmusings–always a pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    notjeffery–thanks. took me a long time to find a suitable picture for this one. glad you found some resonance in it.

    Heart–I’m so happy you liked the namesake description! You have no idea how long in my head i went ’round with the phrase “the four bloodied/chambers of this broken/–blank–” to keep the idea of “heart” without saying it…

    continued…. ๐Ÿ™‚
    jsl

  6. Katherine–stop it; you’re making me blush! was checking out some of your stuff & found my way to “Cats”; did a little grrr-ing myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Leo, Inelle, wondrin, thoughts–appreciate you stopping by, and all your kind words.

    woih–i find that’s one of the most beautiful things about reading (and writing) poetry: how it always gives you some new thought or perspective to ponder. it was my pleasure to share.

    dasuntoucha–singing was a big part of this piece–at least in the sense of singing the way the old druids did. ๐Ÿ™‚ glad the words did for you.

    cheers all and happy rally!
    jsl

  7. thanks for dropping in, Someone ๐Ÿ™‚

    Madison, Ratsel–appreciate your thoughts, and glad you liked it.

    Anky– always a pleasure to hear from you. sorry to say i won’t be joining in your game of tag. thanks for thinking of me, tho.

    Jessica– thanks. glad you enjoyed.

    cheers all,
    jsl

  8. imagina–thanks for dropping by! love your new gravatar, a beautiful image ๐Ÿ™‚

    christine–you’re too kind. i like the close best myself.

    skydiver, Alethea– thanks for stopping by and for the kind words; will check you out soon!

  9. thanks, dc–glad you liked it. been over to visit your place & was equally impressed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    tasi–you are too kind! happy you found your way over here ๐Ÿ™‚

    kyoichi–would like to read your own work some time for myself & compare! do you have a site?

    cheers all
    jsl

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