She asks the moon when will the storm come–
then sees the sea’s tongue
wind round rocks, licking foam into a lather,
and hears a moan,
the cry of time, the language of misty death
and dreams reborn, whispering
and after the shadows,
a thousand tiny diamonds shine
a spray of light against midnight blue.
She watches the flicker of lustrous wings,
listens for their song.
Today’s message from the Oracle. For those keeping track, the poem came first, but I feel like the Oracle wanted another Redon painting, and I found this one. She probably had it in mind.
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Thank you so much!
This is gorgeous! Such luscious imagery and yes, the Redon is perfect. We had the same message. I think we were standing with the Oracle, watching for the storm together 🙂
Thank you very much. 😀
It does seem like we were both there watching, doesn’t it?
It does! I’ve just been back to ask another question and she gave me another poem, the hopeful part I wanted, and a painting to go with it. I think we’re both in it 🙂
I think you’re right! 😀
that is amazingly gorgeous
Thank you so much, Beth!
Same message today…but yours is of course more lyrical and beautiful. (K)
Oracles are like that – wonderful poem and image.
Thank you so much!
This was absolutely gorgeous, Merril! I could so picture the sea licking the rocks, feel the spray. Love it.
Thank you so much, Dale! I’m so pleased you could picture it.
Picture and taste!
Such a beautiful poem, Merril. I love the imagery!
Thank you so much, Jill!
Wonderful imagery. My fav line is in the first verse about the tongue.
Thank you so much, Frank!
You must have inspired Redon rather than the other way round
Awww–what a kind thing to say, Derrick!
I thought I recognized the style of the painting! The poem is quite sensuous, befitting the birth of a goddess of love.
Love that painting. It’s quite inspiring me to try canvas, again.
Merril, I was looking for the name credit of the famous poet who wrote this piece.
Duh… it’s you!
Thank you so much, Resa! You make me smile.
It is a fabulous painting though, isn’t it? I love Redon.
I need to visit more of his work!
Wow!! Such creative imagery and fantastic word craft! You are truly gifted!
Thank you so much! What a lovely comment!