It’s been while! Hi WordPress!
I finally published a poetry zine titles, “Love Poems to Get You Through the Dating Apocalypse.” I’m not selling this one online at the moment. Going through the Artists Way and feeling inspired again already, even painted the other day.
Here’s a fable-poem I wrote which was inspired by the transformative magical powers of water:
The lonely girl weeps
By the crippling creek.
Her wounds run deep.
As she stares at her reflection
In river’s body, her tears
Fall into the stream,
Transforming into freshwater pearls- so rare, so precious,
Maintaining their purity.
Yet the girl is blind
To their beauty,
Only able to see the darkness beneath the foamy edges
So she retreats
Placing the pearls back
Into their clam, clasped
Until the comforts of water
Put them back into the shore
Like a pirate’s lost treasure,
Found and adored.
The time is here for autumn. The air is getting crisper, leaves are changing colors and the equinox is here. Its time to embrace the darkness. Here’s a poem of light and dark, its connection to Mabon….
Mabon has arrived and with it
People feast on grains and vegetables alike
The darkness starts to rise from the Underworld
Light takes a slumber as dark skies reign
Feel the crisp air against your skin
Let the moon be your guide
It’s okay to become a part of the night
Chants are heard throughout the land
Harvest arrives with plenty of food
For the bellies of creatures
Hibernation around the corner
Persephone. Hades. Animal spirits.
They have come to reign.
Light burning a flame within
Divine light guides those lost back to their lovely abodes
So for this piece I decided to delve into some world building for a trilogy scifi idea I have, which takes place in another planet beyond the sun’s reach…the land is dying because its desperate for light…here’s a narrative on my protagonist’s childhood memory:
The sunsets were dazzling as the sun prepared to go into its slumber. Hues of mustard and tangerine blended together into a beautiful spread across the sky surrounding the kingdom of Gaela. The young girl cupped her hand pretending to lift the colors of the sunset out of celestial sphere that reflected off the lakes. A smile formed upon her face, as she closed her eyes and felt the last rays of sunlight seeping through her skin. Light was a luxury in Gaela and any moment that the people could get with the sun was sacred. The sun was a god to the people and the moon was as well, any source of light.
Eighteen hours per day the land was filled with terror and darkness. Creatures beyond the fray awaited the moments the moonlight dissipated into the abyss of the universe so they could prey on the weak. The kingdom lived in a state between waking and sleeping, in a constant fear of the night. They were forced to become one with the night as the sun’s rotation grew further away from their planet. Circadian rhythms were out of sync, causing a mental disorientation amongst everyone and this young girl managed to maintain balance through all of the chaos. There was something special about her. She had the ability to manipulate the four of the five elements: water, air, earth, and, fire.
With this power, she had to hold onto the secret because if anyone were to know what she was capable of, she could be drained from her energy. She knew the cost of her special ability could lead to her demise so she never spoke of it. She tried her best not to let her powers show in each activity she had with other children her age. She knew it was wrong yet the curiosity gnawed at her insides of how much further she could take it. How powerful could she become?
~ ER Buendia