~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 20) ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
Her words dripped like water-drops,
Spilled from cresting cliff-tops,
As rain they came showering me,
Spellbound upon the scree.
Slowly seeping, memories creeping,
Visions of a deepening mind.
Vibrant notions whirled in motion,
Thoughts couldn’t be confined.
This beach, these cliffs, this sea-view,
Doubtless was a coast I knew:
A magical place, a mystical space – but,
Was I just passing through?
No! I’d walked along this high headland,
Trod ancient tracks across the sand.
Wide-eyed I’d gazed in mindful wonder,
Immersed in realms lying yonder.
I’d seen sunshine light-up this shore,
The Moon illume its sandy floor,
I’d seen the cavern ‘neath this bight,
The ancient shrine hid from sight.
Piece-by-piece the puzzle grew,
More-and-more until I knew,
This dew-drenched jewel upon the shore,
Was steeped in legend, mythic lore.
Yes indeed, I’d been here before,
Countless times throughout my yore,
As if in procession, each a succession,
A returning recurring in time.
When last I’d heard Nightingale’s words –
Amidst shadow and candle glow: twas,
Another dawn of a new day born,
An Age lived long ago.
And so it was at morn’ this day,
Knowing my fate I made my way,
Descending scree, across the bay,
With her song at play in my ear.
“Hold steadfast to your path,
Don’t deviate your course.
Past will pass to you this day.
So too the vital force.”
Then face-to-face with Nevermore,
Who hooded, preened and gowned,
Dark as night shone with light:
Light rising from underground.
Whelmed was I by his glance,
Succumbed to magic, lost in trance.
In his glare I became aware,
Of my poignant circumstance.
From deep within inside of me,
An intensity I’d never known.
Twas if a power undefined,
Rose to claim my throne.
With push, punch, and potency,
A tide of unknown energy,
Swelled and surged forcefully,
As if intended with efficacy.
My heart lifted, my thoughts shifted,
My spirit floated on air.
All at once as if fragmented,
I was everywhere!
~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 19) precedes this post. Part 21 to follow shortly ~
~ Photography/Artwork ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~