Unicorn (for Charley Barnes)

A single horn

adorns the head

of she who treads

the dawn

of the faerie realm,

she takes the helm

of imagination

now reborn,

 

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Pride Denied

Fervour,  fercocious,

Fear fades in the flood,

Ancient art, atrocious,

Banishing the blood,

Ӕshanti rue the river,

That runs red with the free,

And washes wishes of salvation,

All the way to sea.

From Baldy’s mythology (see Baldmythology, The Chronicles of Cyralost), note, the Ӕshanti are humanoids with cat features and nuances, hence the title.

Forged by Freya

 

For the emblems of the night to thrive,

Despots should die, faith must survive,

Celestial hosts of yesteryear,

Benign, begotten, forgotten, fear –

For falling suns in distant planes,

Of existence, resistant, rebellious thanes,

Rise up from tombs and wombs that sleep,

To make the myths wordsmiths can keep.

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.