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Midnight Quest of the Lone Spirit

The silence of the darkness inundates me;
its weight is almost unbearable.
From my perch, sheltered amongst the
evergreen gods overlooking the cliffs,
I hear the mountain breathe.

Within this shadowy blackness
I can feel the presence of
creatures unknown, their penetrating
stare, eyes that do not blink.

They wonder why I am here,


Lady moon is melancholy as she casts
her memories onto the valley below;
she pulls the ocean to and fro,
a lullaby for my heart as
I search for you in the skies.

While I gaze up, the silver river of the
milky way captivates me as
it adorns the horizon.

My soul is consumed with the thought
that those very stars
could reach down and whisk me away
to where you wait,

wherever it is you are.

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I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhabout 5 years ago

    Too good…
    .Someone somewhere waiting for someone to come someday…

  • harmeet…. you got it, someone, somewhere… thank you!

    – ShadowDancer

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonabout 5 years ago

    Such wistful longing in this….beautiful….xxxx

  • thank you jane.. it’s such a powerful emotion to hold inside..

    – ShadowDancer

  • Jomei
    Jomeiabout 5 years ago

    Man this was a sizzling verse, and such a sober strong voice. Your scenery came to life with words, but with how you used them also. One of the better ones I’ve read on here, great!

  • Thank you so much, Jim…

    – ShadowDancer

  • Genevieve Robey
    Genevieve Robeyabout 5 years ago

    oh I luuuuurve “My soul is consumed with the thought that those very stars could reach down and whisk me away to where you wait” … Great piece.

  • Genevieve… i so love that you luuuuurve this piece. :)

    – ShadowDancer

  • burntblue
    burntblueabout 5 years ago

    “hear the mountains breathe”… beautiful. Great work!

  • thank you burnt, i appreciate that so much.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Del Millar
    Del Millarabout 5 years ago

    So lovely Patty Jo, I could feel this piece oxo

  • awww, thank you truly sweet Del. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    you are simply sumptuous these days.. lush and rich and overflowing. we are here darling .. waiting for you and your magnificent work!

  • you know, it’s funny… i squabbled over posting this for hours.. i was worried it wouldn’t give the impact that i wanted.. i’m so pleasantly surprised by the positive response to it. to think i had almost put it in my “crap” folder. thank you for always being there. xx

    – ShadowDancer

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    Poignant and hauntingly lovely, Patty Jo. This is filled with such lovely visuals that express such deep longing. And beautiful phrases that just linger in the heart – especially your last stanza. Just incredibly good!

  • lianne, you fill my soul to the brim with happiness and appreciation. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerabout 5 years ago

    A quote from another great poet;“Rabbie Burns”

    And fare thee weel, my only luve,
    And fare thee weel a while!
    And I will come again, my luve,
    Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!

    I think" your" heart is like a Red Red Rose, creating soft, soft beautiful visuals.

    The Auld Yin.

  • Alex, such a beautiful classic poem… and so fitting for these feelings.. beautiful, and thank you!

    – ShadowDancer

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 5 years ago

    incredibly beautiful writing

  • oh, boo, what a truly wonderful thing to say. my heart is thankful.

    – ShadowDancer

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