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Poetical expressions of facets of the spirit of Ilsaluntë Valion
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Post by Eadhastar »

i dadi (for daddy)

Perhaps I fell in love
with life
that crystalline winter morning
you led me into the dark
with your hand kind in mine,
even though I should have been
fast asleep in a warm bubble of
woolly blankets and dreamy pillows.

How softly,
How lightly,
your face lit up with awe
like the first wink of dawn
across the eons of a galaxy,
as tears frosted on your
lustrous lashes,
so dark and heavy
with the weight of adulthood
and depression,

all those countless hours
caged in an office of pretenses,

all that gutting the proverbial cow
to make ends meet that were never meant to kiss,

and here,
beneath the entanglement of stars and dark,
with no moon to shed some light on your soul,
you could open up that upturned face,
hands lifted to the heavens
like some priest of nature,
whispering vows to the universe,
what you called God and his handiwork,
that you would fly into his face
and live there forever.

I was only a little girl
but I knew you loved your death,
even though you clung to life like
some screech owl refuses to
release his prey,
and somehow

I fell in love with life,

the way the darkness made you look
half alive and half corpse,
revealing your straddled feet
that could not make up their minds
the world to which they belonged,

the way the stars lifted you out
of the surreality of unfledged dreams
and into some kind of peace
normally beyond your grasp in daily life,
that here,

beneath the eternity of fire and night,
dancing on and on and on,
even you

were free.
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Re: Star-Gazing

Post by Hostawen »

This is amazing! Extremely vivid and evocative. Great work!
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Re: Star-Gazing

Post by Eruannlass »

Very nice, Eadhastar.  Thanks for submitting it to the board.
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings
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Re: Star-Gazing

Post by Meneldur Olvarion »

This poem was very moving.

[...] “That yet for a while in Beleriand rivers may run clean, leaves spring, and birds build their nests, ere Night comes...”
 -- Finrod Felagund, "Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth"
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