Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poetry: DRAGONSEED by Claire M. Jordan

Dragonseed

Listen to the song of the world's wind

See my children leap up
See my children cast off
Soaring
Into the sky

Seek my seed - my children were born
Dancing
In a dazzle of colour
Now they spiral upwards
Climbing
Feathered with fractured light -
The light of the sun
Streams past the out-stretched hand

Shedding their teeth
To sow an army

Death and the fire of heaven
Cast them down
Shipwrecked in stone, still fringed
With frozen light -
Shall the stones take flight?

Listen to the song of the world's wind
See my children leap up
See my children cast off
Sorrow
Into the sky

Icarus fell, but Daedalus
Sweeps on - the storm
Could not out-pace him
Listen to me tell
How the same claws that grasped the ground
Clutched at the sundered sky
How the great beasts of thunder
With their bones of stone leapt up
And dwindled
Into bones of air
To glitter and shine

Listen to the song of the world's wind
See my children leap up
See my children cast off
Singing
Into the sky

Cauldron of changes
Feather on the bone
Circle of eternity
Heart in the stone

See my children leap up
Singing
Into the sky

[N.B. verse beginning "Cauldron of changes" is a traditional pagan chant which normally ends "Hole in the stone".]

1 comment:

Alessio said...

Awesome and moving poem... I actually shed a tear as i was reading it! ;)