Does the fiddler recall the shadows or sun?
Dreams of a sweet peach sky, or
the languid light of in-between
you ache for sea and diamond night,
feel it in the chill wind’s tongue licking your cheek,
and the whisper of its ancient song
across a thousand miles and worlds.
My poem from the magnetic poetry Oracle. She obviously knows what is going on everywhere, and most of the words came from her. The photo is from my walk this morning. It is cooler today after the thunderstorms yesterday, and we might get more today.
this is a really beautiful poem. love this line- “~and if~ you ache for sea and diamond night” …well especially the entire last stanza. it’s magical and timeless, bravo!
Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your kind words. 💙
The weather has gone from suck your energy hot and humid to need a sweater chill! I know the hot is coming back though 🙂
Thank you so much, Dale.
Yes, I’m enjoying the bit of cool relief.
It’s so nice, isn’t it? 🙂
This is a beautiful ache. The Oracle sent me back to Repin. A more intense answer. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe. Yes, the Oracle was all about sky and water today.
We’re still pretty damp and grey here, so I was glad to visit the sea.
The sea is always worth a visit.
This is another of those poems that I just want to experience and come back to experience again. Explication would only break the spell and spoil it.
Thank you so much, Liz. This was another one that came together rather quickly. 😀
Thank you, Jill!
Beautiful language with if splendidly employed
Thank you very much, Derrick. 😀
I love the idea of an ancient tongue whispering ‘across a thousand miles and worlds.’ Perhaps the tongue of the Oracle herself!
Thank you so much, Ingrid! Perhaps it is! 😀
Merril there is a poignant, almost expectant quality to your words. It’s appropriate for this Fourth of July for sure. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you very much, Colleen! ❤️
Your lovely lines remind me of the yin and yang of life–of clouds, of shadows. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Marian. That is very kind. 💙
This is so beautiful I’m lost for words, Merril you are so gifted , this is breathtaking poetry.
Wow, Rene! Thank you so much! ❤️
Nothing but the truth. I’m always blown away when I read your poems. ❤️
Thank you again!😘
Holly is right! You are very talented. This poem (& others you’ve written) prove that.
Oracle can take a mini bow….but…..
I had a look over at Amazon at The Encyclopedia of Rape.
I’m honoured to know you.
That must have been horrendous to work on.
I did costumes for a movie “Our Fathers” based on the book – Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, by David France.
I was given a hard cover edition of the almost 700 page book.
The first part was excruciating. Then when I got to the part about how cardinal Law and how the Boston churches fell into hands of justice, I was cheering… sort of. The rape victims, mostly young boys then, are still not recovered.
Damn book was heavy as a rock! It leapt out of my hands, and broke my big toe, left foot.
Worked for 3 months with that broken toe.
Did I already tell you this?
Thank you so much, Resa!
No, you didn’t tell me about your work on that movie. So, I’m honored to know you, too. 💙
I did another rape encyclopedia–long form articles–but it is contemporary rather than historical.
What a world we live in!
I was raped a few times, in my teens, early 20’s.
I don’t forget, but f$#@ it, it never took over my life. I refused that!!!
I’m a gristly creature! 💙
Oh, I’m so sorry, Resa. 💙 No one should experience that.
Thank you, Merril!
I ran with wild crowds when I was young. STILL, no excuse!
Oddly, a couple of times it happened when I said “NO” to marriage proposals. Good instincts there, I say! xo 💙
VERY good instincts, I think!
Simply beautiful…every word, and every line! I do love the vision of that peach- colored sky!
Aww–thank you so much, Linda!