Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Broken Lives Rising; Rebirth Phoenix Ashes - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

sailors this is the siren rock
upon which you shall break
your sleek ships this teeth sharp
rocky shore upon which broken
you shall slip loose souls drown...

moths this is no ghost white lunar sphere
entrapment false moon warm welcoming
candle flame is wick quick sand time is falling...

entrapment false moon candle flame quick sand
will in a gossamer puff moment snatch life brand
puff out gift life in delusion an instant hot burning...

phoenix this is your nimbus sweet scented
frankincense funeral pyre come embrace
again sacrificial flames nimbuses seven rays
impale your helios yellow eyes sun burns...

time spins empires rise fall metamorphosis
embraces consecrated body flame consumed
resurrection arising yellow gold scales shed
rose coloured talons stretch forth bite new lives...

into embodied flesh living in other times
other dimensions times into newborn births...


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Complete version of the split images 'Sailing Into Death Rocks', 'Moth Flight To Eldorado Ghost White Lunar Spheres' and 'Phoenix Nimbus Frankincense Funeral Pyre' by Terence George Craddock.
Written in August 2014 on the 24.8.2014.

Comments about Broken Lives Rising; Rebirth Phoenix Ashes by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Gold Star - 13,233 Points Terry Craddock (8/24/2014 5:15:00 PM)

    I am in another place another time, should have stayed in Indonesia, it suited me more, but was time to move on; the reasons for moving were pressing; these themes can be found in several extant early New Zealand poems, instantly 6 or 7 spring to mind, but you have already read them Miroslavia. Of the many which partly approach such themes I guess 'Foolmoon', 'Nights Of Dusty Roads', 'Echo Of Paradise Lost', 'Stars Burn At The Brightest', 'Finally Fulfilled', 'Remembrance' have a few of these inlaid concepts before a few later classical pieces more in this writing style. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 46 Points Miroslava Odalovic (8/24/2014 9:08:00 AM)

    I sense a style closing with classic notes :) so unlike you still terry filtered. Wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,269 Points Unwritten Soul (8/24/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    into embodied flesh living in other times
    other dimensions times into newborn births

    concluded in very sharp and elegant one_Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2014



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