Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, August 23, 2013

Penny Royalty

photo by Elena Kalis
She drowns under
the weight of mistakes,

Whispers a prayer to Selene,
Mover of tides
Keeper of rhythms

Prostrates herself
before her Queen
She knew the pain of lovers

She prays
to awaken
from nightmarish dreams

Please release
the threads
thin, but binding

Endymion sleeps
She sinks,


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I cannot recall ever hearing Sisters of the Moon before. It sure made a nice addition to your presentation here, with bother your poem and the song being so dark and foreboding.

Brian Miller said...

really a great closing line...the penny in the wishing well...and our mistakes, we def can drown in those choices...

Micæl ॐ Chadwick said...

I just watched Gypsy 83 this morning and was wishing I could go to A Night of 1,000 Stevies - and then I see this. We are sometimes so connected it's spooky. I always know you're looking up at the same Moons.

Anonymous said...

She sinks,
a penny in a wishing well.

So sad, but beautifully poetic...

Kathryn said...

One of my favorites, truly love this.

Björn said...

The closing ... brilliant

Claudia said...

wow..the close is fantastic... and how sad that once the threads are cut, the only way seems to be down...sad

Heaven said...

Love that ending too ~ Hope she can awaken from the nightmarish dreams ~ Lovely to see you LM ~

poga poetry said...

nicely done......nice ending indeed

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

...a penny in a wishing well.

wonderful, mi amiga

Helen said...

Saving one of the best poems 'till the end, perfect way to begin my Saturday morning! Stevie Nicks up there at the top of my favorite ladies list!

Anonymous said...

I love Fleetwood Mac

Wow this is incredible I love the mythological references as well. Endymion is one of my favorite myths

The new prompt is up =)

Ella said...

Touching and so beautifully done!
I was moved from the beginning and you cast magic with your end line!
Bravo-I loved it!
The song was so fitting!
Brilliance dazzles in the Mouse House today :D

Ella said...

Thank you for sharing this artist!
I love her photos-:D

Adam Champion said...

Really enjoyed this poem, Sheri - and great song to boot! I'd like to give you more information concerning the Independent Poetry Society. Your FB page didn't allow a message to be sent and I don't want to clog your blog with what may seem to be spam - if you can see my email addy, can you give me a shout so we can discuss?