Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1211 AD to this Day

Magpie Tales


Far from you
Winds blow
Wisps and grasses
Drape the marshes of the Camargue
Sturdy pedestal
One gracefully tucked
Pink in flight and otherwise
White ponies and black bulls
Dodging liquid graveyards
And small green crabs
Guided by saintly whispers
Centuries of vespers and rituals
Too mysterious for human understanding
But the animals know
The spirit within them thrives
Known only to the blessed among us
Known only to the believers
A balance too delicate to disturb

And

We the curious in nature

Cannot help but disturb

8 comments:

Mary said...

Kristen this is beautiful, and your flower photo to the right is the perfect complement.

Jingle said...

amazing tale.

keep it up.
:)

Brigid said...

A lovely evocative piece, Kristen, I agree with Mary the picture beside it compliments is.

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the phrase "too mysterious for for human understanding". Lovely piece.

Bluebell Books said...

well composed.
bless you.

Trellissimo said...

I'm with Tess. "Too mysterious for human understanding" is very apt in the context.

Tino said...

The last line hits like the proverbial hammer. If only we could learn to leave be.

Steve Isaak said...

Engaging, good-flow work.