VxPoem ID: 41026
Posted: September 8th. 2011 11:46:14 AM
Age Group: Adult
Moon-lit cloaked shadows have
Walked the path between mossy
Pillars of the forest, their
Slender arms reaching out to
Touch the dancing flicker
Of candle flame, caged
Within the bars of each lantern they hold.
No word is spoken;
The silence broken only by the snap and crunch of dead branches
Whose curved, claw-like fingers reach up to grasp passing ankles
Like the withered souls in Hades;
Yet, there is a peace
In the dark, a calm slumber of waking to sleep
And sleeping to wake again, beneath the sheltering trees.
Author's Notes: This, like most of my earlier works, is a non-traditional sonnet form, the 'traditional' forms being Petrarchan (or Italian) and Elizabethian (or Shakespearian) . This poem has a relatively consistent meter (isn't needed for any poem, but it makes it "flow" more) , a spot or two of onomatopoeia, a dash of allusion, and like usual, distinctive imagery. I don't know what compelled me to write this, other than the greatness of JRR Tolkien's (love that author) reference to the Elves and their journey to Valinor from Rivendell.
Anyhow, I hoped you enjoyed it, and....
Blessed be times Three! /l\
Author's Location: Danbury, Connecticut
More Poems: AwenSpirit has posted 8 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about AwenSpirit - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Top 13 Poems|
New Past 7 Days