In the scars are the stories

In the scars are the stories

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Why do I cling to mist?

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Why do I cling to mist?

These dreams of dust and ash?

Life is woven in frail fabric

Loose threads of myriad colors

Divine tapestry of a thousand scars

But in the scars are the stories

Endless remembrances

On one such threaded glimpse

Were Gwenhwyfar and Lancelot

Two flames destined to fall

Like stars cascading from the skies

Their story still etched

On the edge of ancient places

He only wished to be Gwenhwyfar’s shadow

Yet great Camelot fell

Why could not Avalon save them?

Why was Merlin’s magic so feeble?

Now weary is this wanderer

This wondering Neverlander

Waking into a world of dying fire

Into a world of aching embers

Echoes enshrined immortal


© 2017 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
“Had I told the sea what I felt for you, it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me” -- Nizar Qabbani

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It is wonderfully written. Lovely flow of words

Posted 1 Month Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear aine. Your kindness is much appreciated.
Perhaps love to be immortal, has to be scarred...? Perhaps voices of love have to die and fade for echoes to be immortal. Why do we cling to mist? Because we and our very nature is mist, fleeting, uncertain and frail....our answers lie in the dust that we become and in the stars that we hope to reach for...

You are such a divinely inspired poet. Reading your poetry is a spiritual journey for me.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

I am so thankful you share a part of this sacred pathway, dear friend. Yes, true, deep, abiding love.. read more
DIVYA

3 Months Ago

I am thankful I could reach out and touch you, dear Craig. It is such a blessing.
This is just.. woow.. very amazing and excellent piece.

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for coming by and for your encouragement. :)
"Divine tapestry of a thousand scars"
Indeed. Life is like that. At times, utterly barbarous and sometimes, like a blanket to keep you save. Your writing is really good.
Why do I cling to mist?
Perhaps, for placid self-disposition, for happiness and for much more.
And that quote of Qabbani was really good one to share!
Thanks for it, and of course your work! Loved it completely. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Months Ago

Very grateful for your kind words and your lifting presence, dear poet. I finally realized how much .. read more
Ghania

3 Months Ago

You're welcome.
And yep, Right word. Wondrous inspirations. Always beaming. Thank you so much.. read more
I am familiar with & enjoy the "Merlin Magic" meaning, but I feel your poem is still crystal clear for someone who is not familiar becuz you take the time to describe the details & not relying on the references to other works to assist in clarifying what you mean. That way, someone can look this other information up or not . . . either way, your poem is enjoyable & interesting. I love the title . . . so true . . . when my sister talks about our childhood abuse, she's constantly showing actual physical scars as she speaks. I love your message & I've been wanting to write it with a more raw & realistic approach (thanks for the inspiration!)

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Your words and heart are so deeply appreciated, dear poet. Reading your thoughts, feeling the painfu.. read more
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your good wishes . . . I'm 61, so the pain of that childhood is long behind me. Unfort.. read more
An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

May you be able to lift her to the place of peace you've found.
Why do I cling to mist?
And why does the mist cling to the rock? the earth? the sea?

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Yes, some questions live in deeper places than words can say. May your weekend only bring joy and in.. read more
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Gloomsjune

5 Months Ago

Just so you know, I still do cling to the mist. I hope everyone does
' Why do I cling to the mist.. '

Why? Because it's always there, like a veil, hiding from itself as it hides the essence of love and need. Perhaps. You write with amazing colours, content neat even though the meaning near volatile. Seems the past holds you, yet your words move you all the time.. and will. Hopefully.

'Life is woven in frail fabric... ' it is indeed.

Posted 7 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

7 Months Ago

I thank you so deeply for your comments, emma. There is much mystery to life in every detail, and it.. read more
reminds me of something I've heard several times in the past, "the beauty is in the imperfections"... something can be so beautiful and tragic at the same time. we may not see it in the moment, but once we look at the details and those individual strands in the tapestry, then we see the true story and the magical beauty that was there all along. My grandmother used to tell me that "scars show character and strength" I didn't understand it then, but the older I get, the more true it rings. why do we search for something that is known to cause such pain, to cause wars, to inevitably be doomed in theory from the start? because love is that powerful.. we (romantics) cling to the hope, reach for that mist, chase those rainbows in search of the greatest feeling in the world--to truly love and be loved, for there is nothing that compares. old tales or new, some things never change. Nicely written as always my dear friend. Love to come visit for my dose of enchantment. I have missed you and hope all is well.

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Dear poet, thank you for your wondrous comments and lifting words. I wholly agree with you, and beli.. read more
The beauty of your words has touched my heart. This is lovely...

:) Julie

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

Julie, thank you for your kindness to me. :)
Who are this characters Craig? Must say though I love this types of writings , their flair is so enchanting and so was yours :) happy read

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

Thank you, dear Latifa. Always appreciate your kindnesses. Gwenhwyfar and Lancelot are mythic loves .. read more

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