1996-35_5aI was with her
when she danced
in the music of spring
spinning in circles
her arms throw out to her sides
and her skirt of white
billowing out
like the petals of a blooming daisy

I was with her
in the tall summer grass
during the day
while butterflies chased the wind
and when
the clouds floated along
the horizon at sunset
like purple ships
sailing to far away lands
to the tune
of a mocking bird’s lullaby

I was with her
when she knelt among
The painted leaves of Autumn
beneath the shadows
of ancient oaks
and with
blood stained hands
clasped together
pressed tight to her brow
whispering prayers to deaf gods

I was with her
when the winter came
to claim the fire in her heart
and to hang
a cloak of frost
around her shoulders
in trade
for the weight of the world

a lost star, no longer

a daughter of Atlas
She claimed her place
among her sisters
to lead the way for Orion

li-aic-sc-010b 15612311147_f9a56c967e_b the-lost-pleiade_randolph-rogers4* sculpture by Randolph Rogers “The Lost Pleiad”  1847

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31 Responses to Merope…

  1. Heartafire says:

    Very beautiful intricate poetry!

  2. thebrunetteinthepinkscarf says:

    Eric, your posts always make me smile…I hope you know that. You piece words together so effortlessly. Your lady is truly lucky. 😊💕

  3. Purpleanais says:

    Eric, this is heavenly ❤ ❤

  4. Tenacity T says:

    O M G! This is so wonderful 🙂 Great Job Poet King~

  5. Meg Sorick says:

    Beautiful Eric! ❤️

  6. Your muse is definitely bad.

  7. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Oh my friend! Wonderous! You are re-creating the fables for us in all of your writing and not letting them be forgotten!

  8. Emily says:

    Amazing, E! A Pleiad. My favorite constellation is Pleiades! 🙂 ❤

  9. This one is magic. I adore those last lines. ⭐️💕

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