Dissonance of a dream.

the dark slithers, betraying the scarlet moon

into the mellifluous hunger in each haze, 

a new mother of spring,

the hills, the silence of untiring wanton blood 

broken between each finger

and bone, nesting in the shadows in immense maddened breath

across the perennial wound that dispels 

with the rain and alluvium

struck with the heavy winter, a shell to bind me to you,

in the slumbering absent whisper of humanity, 

the vagrancy of a dream

I’ve held these dreams alone—fragmented in soulful waltz,

a footfall with death 

in the bleak snow, forming a solitary fog

among the ocean lines—

living in the twilight and the marshes,

the dissonance of a dream; 

overlooking the silence of solitude,

ecstasy of the shepherd’s song 

of the sheep in the cypress shade

listening to the sacrifice of the portent

of the dark voice, midsummer,

frosted in a monody—of what remains, these ties are done,

the pale spring, the blue precipice 

above the living ocean

for I carve my desires, as they hover over time

shocked from the dance of blood and wings, cruel in nature,

I have drifted alone, 

the wilderness in the leaf of the catkins, 

the dominion of thrush upon the snow white

winter, 

leaving out our bones as they stir 

off the shore.

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Reposted 07/13/2021.




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44 replies

  1. Wow. I wish I could write like you Lucy. This is sombrely beautiful.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Nice poem! I love the way this line sounds: of the sheep in the cypress shade

    Liked by 2 people

  3. water
    the matter
    and your rem
    thoughts
    to the sub concious
    were strewn and scattered~

    Liked by 3 people

  4. This is is beyond beautiful. The desires so well portrayed

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  5. Oh wow, Lucy. This is absolutely stunning!!
    “I’ve held these dreams alone—fragmented in soulful waltz,”
    On my list of most beautiful lines I’ve ever read.

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  6. Gosh, every line is great–my fave pick: “the vagrancy of a dream”.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. 💜

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I love this Lucy: Just fantastic ❄️

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Beautiful poem Lucy, your amazing… Composed with a sweetness ❤️❤️

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  10. Made me shudder, very good. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Fabulous Lucy. You are a spectacular writer.
    “I have drifted alone, the wilderness in the leaf of the catkins, the dominion of thrush upon the snow—white winter, leaving out our bones as they stir off the shore” WOW!

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