Sunday, June 10, 2012

Response to Oriah

what do you mean…
a wisher
a liar
and a
magic bean buyer?

Haven’t I been at your fire
for all these many years 
reciting while playing
an ancient shell lyre?

Didn’t I play games
of finding rune stones,
painting fish bones, and
giving the faeries names?

And what of the moon cakes
I made - heavy and sweet -
for the spirit owls that flew
to our dream covered feet

on those mystical mornings
when the spiders’ webs
adorned our heads like
silver and diamond tiaras?

I know we have tales to spin.
That’s why I have come in;
to sit with you awhile -
to be with you again.


Carol Steel 5050 said...

I like the lyrical lines and the vivid images, especially:

for the spirit owls that flew
to our dream covered feet.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Carol, thank you most kindly.

Okie Prof said...

Ok, always stun me, but the lyrical quality of this is elven...
And I always have to look up your references, but I'm at a loss to Oriah

Your words are full of wonder

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Terry, many thanks, dear friend. It is always good to see you here. I'll tell you about Oriah later. :)

Bob said...

Beautiful... and the last stanza is so perfect... just had to read it a few times to really savor it.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Bob - thank you. I value your poetic opinion so much!