Enchanting Beauty

Enchanting Beauty

A Poem by McEltic


~~~
Hiking through a woodland glen
as mellow shards
of sunset bend
to capture
bright
in waters clear
reflections
caught
from mountains shear

The silhouette sings twilight's best
Enchanting beauty
north by west

'Twas then my heart
forgot to beat
while visions to my gaze
complete

A gentle sigh
resets its rhythm
I step toward this face from heaven
~
In twilight's eerie haze she stood
amongst the tranquil shades of wood

where timeless paths
bestow the land
she beckons
with extended hand
~
Surroundings waver
hardly seen

I spring a trap
laid there
between 

Then falling deep
to darkest dread
Above ...
the trap
once more is spread
~
I tumble blind through timeless mist
as things unseen
tear skies to bits
Attesting shrieks
bare blackest dreams
When fingers
grab
they choke the screams

I'm lifted
tossed
to brink of ledge
I scramble
safely
back from edge

Breath wheezed ...
lungs filled ...
sanguine air
but shadows dance
to flame's despair
~
Perusing cavern round about
entwined with scents
of mash and stout

The shadows fade
as faces bare
Their eyes unblinking
strangely stare

Just who they be I have no clue
In cloaks of rag
bereft of shoe

A boiling pot
spills
overflows 
Aroma wafts
to pull my nose
~
As grumbles strike beneath my chest
a bowl they pass
I say my blest

The taste is odd
but strangely
good 
Then laughs
coalesce
beneath their hood

It strikes me now this tale I'm told
just echoed back
from memories cold

Beware the pit from beauty set 
Where mortal feet
tread
with regret
~
I sense the danger lurking near

Too late

I'm thrust
through worlds of cheer
Round about
with no control
Immersed in love
then stripped of soul

Tears of pleasure
tears of pain
Round about
and back again

Conscious whirling
twisting
vain
Blackness lifting
Drenched with shame
~
Hiking through a woodland glen
as mellow shards
of sunset bend
to capture
bright
in waters clear

reflections
caught
from mountains shear

The silhouette sings twilight's best
Enchanting beauty
north by west

'Twas then my heart
forgot to beat
as visions through my haze
complete

A pondered thought
sends senses reeling
'tis Déjà vu ...
I've got this feeling
~~~

© 2020 McEltic


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Oh and I love the picture - looks very much like Emerald Lake, BC Canada :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


McEltic

1 Year Ago

It’s actually lake Louise in Alberta, but all those mountain lakes are beautiful
Wow - when I read this I feel like I’m in dreamland with all sorts of twists and turns and returning thoughts (deja vu) taking me on a splendid journey in the nether world :) I adore your rhythm and rhyme as it’s spot on :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


McEltic

1 Year Ago

Thank you ... I’m glad you enjoyed the journey

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