Winter’s Morning

Picture taken by Damien Davis (my brother!).  More images available at damiendavis.co.uk and copyright thereof. This photograph, titled 'Winter's Morning', was taken from Martinsell Hill Fort, overlooking The Vale of Pewsey.

Picture taken by Damien Davis (my brother!). More images available at damiendavis.co.uk and copyright thereof.
This photograph, titled ‘Winter’s Morning’, was taken from Martinsell Hill Fort, overlooking The Vale of Pewsey.

Winter’s Morning

 

The frost of the Mӕtelmesburg,

Herald’s winter’s reign,

The icy grip of a mad god,

The rime of his domain,

Settles on the ley,

As the sun, somewhat snoozy,

Rises o’er the Hill Fort,

Reveals the Vale of Pewsey.

 

The long knoll bathed in golds,

Silvers, pink and purple hues,

Joined by gentle azure, then,

Perfect cerulean, blues,

That wash the sky with wonder,

And fill the heart with glee,

A picture shared by brothers,

Breathes such poetry.

 

Would that Mӕtelhelm could see,

His realm so beautifully painted,

The elder might believe the sun,

And world now reacquainted,

In majesty and unity,

Hope in the new day, dawning,

The frost of the Mӕtelmesburg,

Love is this winter’s morning.

 

 

Working Class Faith and Politics

Did we rise above the peasantry?

In our quest to become better,

Ignorance fed arrogance,

The yokes none could unfetter,

Proud of our work ethics,

But always burning to be more,

Than we earned, how we yearned,

For fortune’s fatal flaw.

 

We played at being yuppies,

In our shirts and shiny shoes,

Raped righteous resolutions,

Believing we had paid our dues,

And we whored away the destiny,

That we once thought we deserved,

So we could cheat the ferryman,

Our legacy preserved.

Fantasy Resources

I finally posted a couple of useful resources for fantasy writers on my other blog: The Chronicles of Cyralost.  If you’re interested in seafaring or precious stones, the two new resources may be of use to you here: https://baldmythology.wordpress.com/

You can also find information about the creatures, monsters, gods and interesting places involved in my mythology on this site (as well as fiction and poetry pertaining to my fantasy world).  I hope you’ll take a look and tell any fans of fantasy you know.  Many thanks, best wishes from Baldy :)