~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 17) ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
Darkness steeped in deep of sleep,
Twas last hour before the dawn,
West-wind blew, warm and true,
Encouraged a new day born.
Sensuous calm pervaded the shore –
A cackling Crow, but nothing more.
As if obeying ancient lore: sunrise
Was what life waited for.
No shroud of cloud or misty veil,
Venus glistered on wet shale.
She pearled in pools radiant jewels,
Her presence here palpable.
Indeed, tide had turned, ebbed away,
Grumbling still in tumbling play,
Quiet beyond the briny bight,
Beyond the reef, out of sight.
From my cosy I’d risen slowly,
Stepped stumbling across the strand,
To where a talus of tumbled rock,
Lay fanned upon the sand.
Scrambling me scattering scree,
Until at height from the floor,
Better placed when daylight chased,
Shadows from sea-shore.
Upon a wedge of weathered stone,
Deep in thought, sat alone,
My spirit feathered, my heart untethered,
Unfettered in flighty reverie.
Soon clear to me I wasn’t alone –
No longer singular I,
For I resided undivided, in Love,
With one on high.
There Venus shone a sorceress star,
Spinning spells spilled from afar,
Soul-to-soul with me was she,
My celestial queen for eternity.
“I am the passion in your heart.
The fiery flame at each new start.
A wandering star just like thee,
Consort and guide, follow me.”
Breaking my dream a shrilling cry,
A flock of gulls hastened by,
Upon miry sand they quickly settled,
Amongst claggy rocks quietly nestled.
Gazing east towards the sun,
Soon to guild curved horizon,
There night skies already fading,
Traded gloom for lighter shading.
First one splinter then a crack,
Drapes of night drawing back,
Swiftly now darkness weakened,
In its stead brightness sweetened,.
Licks of light slick and bright,
Flecks of peach and tangerine,
Saffron hues spliced Prussian blues,
As morn’ awoke from dream.
A way away across the bay,
Atop sea-cliffs cast iron grey,
On razor edges, perilous ledges,
Rough ridges rendered rose.
~ Copse ‘n’ Corpse (Part 16) precedes this post. Part 18 to follow shortly ~