The ancient light, an echo of a thousand whens,
a beacon to the ship, blown off course in shadowed seas, while
somewhere, a fiddle sings, in notes
that soar with if
under clouds, above mountains, crossing rivers,
carrying dreams of blue ponies and verdant lands,
carrying moon-whispered secrets
that you almost remember
when you wake to taste the peach-burst sun
on your tongue and hear the universe’s wild poetry
in wind and waves–and its laughter in birdsong.
My poem from the Magnetic Poetry Oracle. Looking at the image I chose after I wrote the poem (but thinking of the blue horses), and now seeing the lion in it, reminds me that a month or so ago, I had a dream of a house and a lion who came and cuddled with me. (We also re-watched Fiddler on the Roof this week.) The Oracle really does know everything. 😀
I particularly like “an echo of a thousand whens.” I’ll have to come back to it.
Thanks so much, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril!
I read ‘echo of a thousand wrens’.
I also remember seeing ‘fiddle’ and ‘peach’ and purposely not using them. Guess why?
On the same wavelength again 🙂
That’s so funny! I like echo of a thousand wrens–in a different poem. 😀
You have birdsong at the end of the poem, so it sort of echoes (the echo).
Yes, once you wrote that, I thought it fit, too–and with your wrens. 😀
Of course. The Oracle does a lot of joining up the dots 🙂
Yes, and she expects us to get it. 😀
She has more faith in our understanding than I have sometimes 🙂
Same here. 😀
Of course I like the notes that soar with if.
My message has a strange sort of similar dream sense to it–sailing the oceans of night. (K)
Yes, they share that dream feeling.
This was dreamy-beautiful, Merril. The Oracle truly does know everything!
Thank you so much, Dale. 💙 She does!
Love they way you collaborate. 🧡
Thank you! 😀
This whole piece is beautiful, but I am especially in love with this part:
Those lines “echo” for me too, Merril. Lovely oracling! 🙂
❤ Dora ❤
Awww–thank you so much, Dora! 💙
David–thank you very much! 💙
Who would not love to ‘hear the universe’s wild poetry?’ 😊
Indeed, Ingrid! 😀 Thank you.
A lovely piece today, Merril. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your lovely comment, Jill! 💙
Thank you so much, Arlene.
If that’s a dream may it linger when you wake up
Thank you so much, Derrick! 💙