For Day 28 of Jane’s A Month with Yeats Poetry Challenge. Today’s quotation:
“I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky”—W.B. Yeats
On storm-tossed seas with blackened skies
he traveled lost, and so afraid
longing for the siren’s call
to forget he was now ostracized.
Once at the top, a renegade
who chose to obliterate with his cabal,
brought war, destruction, the children’s cries
and wakened monsters from the shade,
all vaporized, and so, the ashes fall
on ruined lands, on Earth’s demise
Beautifully apocalyptic. Biblical almost!
Thank you! 🙂
The image of monsters being awakened is just right. And the painting reinforces the words. (K)
Thank you for the beautiful post Merill , I love the words of Yeats. Such an amazing poet.
Thanks so much, Holly. I’ve been enjoying Jane’s Yeats challenge so much.
I think I would too. 🙂
You can still join in today and tomorrow–and go back to the past prompts.
I just might do that!
Do it! 🙂
the apocalypse is a perfect description … yet, there is light on the stormy seas and skies … thanks Merril, suits my mood today!
Thank you very much, Susan!
Well done, Merril. Frightening, too, but that might be due to my own thoughts and how I perceive the world lately.
Thank you, Robin. Unfortunately, the world has become much scarier.
Your harshest one yet, Merril. Very powerful
Thank you, Derrick.
A powerhouse!!! Bravo!
Thank you, Damien! 🙂