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Songs Heard Within My Shadow

Quinn Blackburn

Bethel Park, United States

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Celestial Fire adds a
hissing cymbal fill in the distance.
Steam rises with a hot suggestion of sound.
Upwards it rises now…
Beyond…
Beyond wind or noise…
Beyond Skywoman and Her Children…
Beyond Dreams…

We spin into the Void.
The Sun calls forth a rainbow
‘gainst an ebon shadow
as the Sun is set
…like a burning bit of amber
into an azure coronet.

“Stormbringer,
Bonepicker,
Trickster some call me.”

A laugh both harsh and rythmic.

“Childlike,
they fill my shadow with their fears.
“This way, Child!
Here is the path you left behind!
Mind your ways!
Don’t just speak the truth, Fool!
Live it!”
I chuckle,
“Leave denial in the dust…
Leave pain…
Leave past…
Leave rage…
Leave lust.

Empty as the waiting vessel be!
Fill your life with Light and
Deep within your essence see
all that Creator would ask of thee.”

I sing in Dreams.
I sing of Prophecies…
of paths lost and found…
Sacred trails begun in the heart
but by Wisdom and Choice unbound.
Change and Magic…
…Creation…
Denial…
…Shadow and Light…
Secrets and Soulful trial.
These fuel my flight!

“You are not alone in the long run.” I mutter
“Your heart knows we are already One!”

As you Dance your earthly fill,
I Soar…
and to the Winds I recklessly shrill,
“Law!
Death!
Time, all unheeding flow…
Forever before and
Forever behind.

Eternally awaiting Your perception…”
for I am Warden at this Door,
and many other thresholds,
between Truth and Deception.
“I hear and remember your unspoken Vow.”

Who sings now?

Each of these “singing” poems is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a tree, stone, star, plant, animal, etc. that holds wise lessons for us… if we only choose to take the time to listen. Can you guess who is singing? For more about this Teacher, follow the link, and enjoy!

:o) wishing you laughter

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