Oh Lady Elder

There must be a way
but no I do not know it
by luck somehow I fostered
blessed and now I grow it
but how how can I hold on
beyond memory
to ingest and thus enfold it?
why can’t I bottle
pure extract it?
a poetry didactic
distill the common
to refract it
I waited a year!!
A whole dear year!!
called
watched
anticipated
and now YOUR here
heady
intoxicating
lifting me with cheer
surrounded by the scent
it invades my very soul
wafting a dialect beyond my know
with the romance of your essence
blast my greed
there is a sorrow nested deep within my need
I so long to hold on to
thoroughly savor and chew indeed
breathless moments are precious
once in a lifetime
must be grokked
consumed
they must be seized
this must be an aligned metaphor
because raw longing is core
it’s wick
too wick
too green
has the elemental makings
of a true metaphoric scene
oh Lady Elder!
I hear you calling
calling me
pulling me into you
haunting infusing me
My sweet dear fragrant Elderberry
my lovely tree
my gyspy soul is restless
and beset with wandering traveller’s dreams
I know why the devil
has MADE his throne of thee!
and poor ole Judas hanged
to burst retched from your limbs
my poor unwilling enchanted tree
he would not have bothered
to trouble you
nor to trouble me
if we did not hold secrets
secrets he didn’t wish to be revealed
mystery of the heartjuice in such a fertile tree
Strengthen me
heal me
with your calling fragrance
I sweetly share all my land with thee
let it be your home too
dwell with me
my lovely
lovely
sweet
Elderberry
Tree.

y2013

Oh Lady Elder

evon ski

Joined June 2009

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some things are hard to explain . . . .
i do not try
i have a jar filled with blossoms near me . . .
art. will come. i will extract dye from the fruit juice.

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