Banner Song

Banner Song

A Poem by Zoe Richardson

"Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away..." Song of Solomon 2:10


Come away with me my love, my fair one

To brighter shores beneath the sun

In splendor and gold raiment

To courts of mist and burning starlight


Rise up my love and tarry with me

Lay across my fields, long limbed and languid

Offer me lemons and sugar dates

Comfort me with songs and sweet strings


Share with me kisses draped

In high summer, feet dangling

From fresh hewn boards into streams

Swollen with rain and snow melt


Come away with me, my chosen heart

Ride the night sky in ships of lace

Linen sails billowing on waves of ink

Make me your harbor, your true north


Twine your curls between my seeking fingers

Offer your blessing with wine and honey gold

Winter is over and gray skies past

Arise, my love, my fairest one

And come with me


-Zoe Richardson 

© 2022 Zoe Richardson

Author's Note

Zoe Richardson
This is what happens when I watch Tudor period dramas.

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This write had me ready to follow wherever. (laughing) Seriously, it was lovely and enchanting. I enjoyed the read.

Posted 20 Hours Ago

Reminds me of Elizabeth Barret Browning. Wonderful, romantic. Shows a grasp of language I feared had been lost in our world. A piece of badly needed beauty for our art and craft.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Zoe Richardson

7 Months Ago

Oh my! That is indeed high praise. My mind is always filled with language. Words and phrases and nam.. read more
M. J. Smith

7 Months Ago

High praise well deserved. You are most welcome.
I enjoyed this read as I love this type of thought..
Tudor period dramas are quite wonderful and fill many of us with thoughts.
Lines were divine..
Twine your curls.....was one of my favourites..

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

You are most welcome.. Shall we be Friends.. That way I will not mss anything of yours...
Zoe Richardson

6 Months Ago

Yes! We shall. I've been sick since Christmas and can't always post every day. Or even every week. B.. read more

6 Months Ago

Gosh, sick since terrible..
Wishing you the best,

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3 Reviews
Added on February 21, 2022
Last Updated on February 21, 2022
Tags: Poetry, Love, Spring, Nature, Scripture


Zoe Richardson
Zoe Richardson

Cordova, AL

Alabama native. Poet and storyteller and all around word nerd. I practice random acts of insanity because the world needs some shaking up. more..