Heather T


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



  • 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.

                        • 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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