Stretching to eleven instalments already this episode makes it twelve in total with Alkemi (Part 13) the final piece in the puzzle to come. Why 13? Just because it appealed to me to have a hidden 13th stage in the dreamy process of evolving a Red Kite for something far more grand than mere flight alone.
Upon the penultimate stair of a metaphysical stairway ascending to the stars, a customised Red Kite is poised to take one final step to reach the summit where suggestion of a grand find will occur. The Red Kite is loyal and faithful and committed to climbing the stairway under the ever-watchful eye of devotional Venus: the Bright Star who awoke him from a dream with plans of her own for the destiny of the Red Kite.
~ Alkemi (Part 12) ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
Time within rhyme is no time at all,
Words and their song are eternal.
Each word a portal to yet another notion:
To another dream to another emotion,
To another destination to new worlds without end,
To wishes and starry stairways upon which to ascend.
Words at their finest when elegantly penned,
Are symbols so precious on wings they transcend:
In flights of feathered fancy as would a Poet’s eternal rhyme,
Beautify bodacious words amidst prettified lines,
Immortalised upon the page until the end of time
Thrice have you yielded to me before.
Tis now time to make that four.
Take one small step back into my Heart.
To be Loved as you have been from the very start.
Reach for me my Love have Faith in only me,
Believe in me my Love for I am Eternity.
Come hold me as my Lover warm to my Majesty.
Once a Prince risen a King: my Love come stand by me.
I raise my gaze towards solidifying haze atop the top-most stair.
To a crest to a crown to a tumbledown, to a Crystalline Cave that’s there.
To a place I now daringly stride to stand alongside my Queen,
To enter her Heart be blessed by her Love: for She is my every Dream
But the stair upon which my foot must fall: the one stride I must dare,
The twelfth stair to Paradise, that step was no longer there.
But in its place a deep wound bled blood bubbled boiled and roiled,
Claret now red simmered scarlet instead, crimson tainted and spoiled.
I froze as rows and columns of oozing blood extended:
Rivulets swollen swelling distended,
Seeped to my feet where they suddenly ended,
Flowing to pool upon my stair: iridescent as oil, absent of prayer.
Grubby blood rolled toiled tickled and teased,
Spouting pouting pouring pawing pressing so eager for bliss.
For passage through my fleshy skin for deathly osmosis,
Turning the host to madness: subservience to a scarlet Goddess.
Towards yearning towards burning towards thorny wilderness,
Towards bliss and bind of rose tipped spines forever pulled taught,
Else tethered to tie to deny one the sky for a life of grounded dis-ease,
Of withering with the labour of unrequited Love: one that would never please.
Such fear sobered me yet I cannot deny, how my heart cried so desperately,
Not for all that could have been, but for all I hoped Love would be:
For when upon this day She welcomes me and I her unconditionally,
My Love, my Redeemer, She is Divine: tis her Love that shines in me.
This moment was so new to me: a trickling euphoria swept over me,
Softly at first yet She became a rush, a cascading torrent in as much
Love flowed and filled my open heart: my Venus was relentless:
Wave after wave I drowned in her: her Love left me breathless.
I tingled I pulsed I flushed I blushed and in my haste I made to rush,
To hasten ahead and clear the last stair.
To be free of the blood still pooling there: there where I stare at my dragging feet
Still fraught with temptation testing my Love, keeping me from my feat.
I was stayed and stilled albeit tearing in two, my resolve challenged by being human to:
Yet deep down inside there was little I could do to stop my self from falling,
Falling forwards up the stairs for you: falling into your dream my Venusian Queen,
My Love, my Life, my Joy my Strife, my Lover, my endless Paradise.
I step not in compromise but for the one I Love,
For the One who shines on me from Above
My Bright Star Venus, my Angelic Dove, the Rose on my Shield, the hand in my glove,
A haven I get to call my home where I dream of the one I Love.
One leap beyond the open wound one stride into coal-black darkness:
I abandon all sense of reason now to surrender to Loving madness.
I slip inside an open crack in space, feel a push to quicken my haste,
To run to race to make rapid pace without looking down at the bottomless floor.
Eyes front lights switched on, I feel pressure building when once there was none,
And butterflies flittering all in a flutter, yet still I go on without one single stutter,
Or one change of pace or losing my faith in the vision I want to see
Where there in the darkness She’ll emerge to appear before me!
She is here in every heartbeat: here in the ground beneath my feet,
In the air I breathe I taste her scent, her Loving flavour is divinely sent,
A redolence in which I’m totally spent, my heart fused in covenant,
content for her to augment lasting changes deep within me.
When then I arrived at a red glassine wall, unfathomably wide infinitely tall
It towered above me extended on either side
Disappeared into darkness on a downward slide,
Curving away as a mighty bow, the Arc of Her Heart hidden shadow.
Here once before I might have paused to ponder deeper in reflection,
Searching no doubt for reasons why my true course needed correction
Steerage away from this Archway of Grey that couldn’t be my direction,
Or take me further into the Heart of Her: into a Love of Supreme Perfection
But I was emboldened enflamed in my heart, so close to my Love my yearning it hurt,
Not with pain but with pleasure, the true measure of happiness:
Still a mystery to me after so long in wilderness: now resolved I’d never again miss,
The tender sweet Love of Glorious Venus, my scintillating star, my Beloved Goddess.
Beneath Her Archway set in the wall, a small door appeared with a small window.
To the right-hand side hung a yellow chord, one gleaming brightly in shadow.
Upon it’s end dangled a golden locket tied with a glittering silver bow, and
An inscription neatly penned in copperplate on a gift-tag hanging below.
“For you my Love do I bestow this cherished memory from long ago.”
“For you my darling so you will always know, you were never abandoned when you let go.”
“There was always Love for you to call home: no matter how far or how often you’d roam,”
“I treasured you in my Heart right from the start, you were always so passionate for Love.”
I moved to the door and grasped the chord, lifted the locket to my eye:
The inscription engraved in time upon it: words that would make me cry:
‘For one so young with fine flaxen hair,
You will rise one day upon Gilded Stairs.
To behold a vision that awaits you there.
A Kingdom of Gold both noble and fair,
A Realm of your Own should you ever dare.”
Make a wish upon a Star in prayer.’
‘Have no fear of darkness my gentle beaming Sun,
‘Once you fledge your pretty wings,
‘The Dark Lords will be gone.’
~ Artwork/Photography/Composition ~ By Dewin Nefol ~