Heather T

mortal

 

in the ancient cove

of time's shadowed bowers

a thousand candles flame

burning down the hours

 

hold our hopes in pools

that render to the sea

a thousand waxen ships

antiqued in reverie

 


bygone and beguiled

horizon's promise clouds

a thousand spectral moons

above earth's mortal shroud

 

gathering gray webs

of relics' crooning trance

a thousand dying days

in years' temporal dance

 


wear moth-eaten dreams

reflect in milky eye

a thousand lovers' prayers

 

she wept; I heard her cry

 

Comments17

  • Candlewitch

    dear Heather,

    this poem is fantastic... the spectacular images it calls to mind. it is like a painting... but these words:

    she wept; I heard her cry

    took my breath away!!!

    *hugs, Cat

    • Heather T

      It's a true joy to to leave a breathtaking poetess breathless. A smile, for sure! Love to you, Cat.

    • Poetic Dan

      I must second that response, I'm not sure where you took my mind but that ending but a shiver down my spine.

      Great work

      • Heather T

        Your shiver is my honor, friend. Happy to take your mind out for a stroll! Thank you.

      • whisperingquill

        This is so full of imagery and the flow is a wave of gluttony pulling me in and trancing me too the very end as it curls around my soul and let's me merge within the fiber of this unique and elegant piece. Marvelous job 🌹

        • Heather T

          Thank you humbly, quill that rarely whispers. Even in kind replies your saturated poem words bleed through.

        • sue.evans

          Lovely - so atmospheric.

          • Heather T

            I appreciate you, Sue!

          • niallprideaux

            beautiful :)

            • Heather T

              How kind of you! Many thanks.

            • Michael Edwards

              So beautiful written with such a great meter to it - my kind of poem.

              • Heather T

                I'm glad you like it, Michael, and that it suits your taste! Thank you so much.

              • Kaytay17

                This is so lovely o felt like I was apart of the poem

                • Heather T

                  KT, I'm happy to have you crawl in these words. Thank you many muches.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  You do know how to close out a poem, Heather1 Beautifully done, thanks.

                  • Heather T

                    Your "beautifully done" is a high compliment. Thank you, Louis.

                  • Hopey_xx

                    Wow, amazing and so beautiful!

                    • Heather T

                      Thank you much, Hopey!

                    • Fay Slimm

                      First class writing Heather - metre and line length flow with potent metaphor and end with a great one-line surprise - a linguistic delight this reminder of time and mortality.

                      • Heather T

                        Appreciate you always, my friend. Thank you for reading my work.

                      • P.H.Rose

                        Wonderful piece Heather
                        Love it ...

                        • Heather T

                          I'm so happy you do! Many thanks.

                        • WL Schuett

                          Wow beautiful ....well done can't wait to read more

                          • Heather T

                            I would be honored to have you stop by and visit any time. Thank you.

                          • James Michael

                            I'm drunk, but I'll re-read this after the galaxies this has created subsides.

                            • Heather T

                              Happy to see you! You gave me a giggle, JMS.

                            • Goldfinch60

                              Beautiful write with great imagery.

                              • Heather T

                                Appreciate you muchly, GF!

                              • FredPeyer

                                I absolutely had to make this one a favorite! Waxen ships, spectral moons, moth-eaten dreams..... your mind is awesome!

                                • Heather T

                                  Honored to have you keep this, my good friend. You are appreciated!

                                • Joel Carpenter

                                  Awsome poem! :)

                                • malubotelho

                                  Heather, I'm late with my readings but had to say that you are one of my favorites writes and I need to ask you if you have published a book yet. Your work is too good to be read for free. We should be paying you. I thank you for sharing but let me know if you have any work published so I could get it.



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