Captain Cur

(England)

Spectral Verses, X, Flames to the West


Soul! Fly high your flames to the West!
Hence spoke the fiery eves request
twilight glints and the sun protests
folding back her sails.
Soul! Fly high your dreams to the East!
Arise to lights unending reach
full moon is hung in dawn’s retreat
moonlight shyly pales.

Dress! Touch your midnight scented bride
that plays and shifts in shadow hides
from new to full her bridesmaids cry
bouquets tossed to earth.
Upon the firmaments divide
they raise their spinster tearing eyes
upward reaching knead sea and sky
bastions of their birth.

Awake! Awake! The pastures’ swell
with tall green grasses, verdant dells,
the misty mountain casting spells
life reclaims the land.
The yard birds sing their yearning song
to svelte wildflowers and dewy corn
upon the hill the tower’s dong
church belled steeples stand.

The joyful singing of the choir
tuneful chords of love’s desire
embodiments eternal fire
poles the compass bares.
From North to South the magnet points
directing lives, approves, appoints,
in life and death reflects, anoints
passions that we share.

The church bell softly tolling now,
the death of death has been avowed
replanted by the tillers plow
spring buds in my view.
Get up! Get up! Your spirits free
drink gypsy wine and dance with glee
dispersed within the liquid sea
life begins anew.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Spectral Verses, X, Flames to the West by Captain Cur )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,559 Points Diane Hine (5/16/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    A magnificent climax to the series. Whatever one's beliefs, it's a glorious image! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Beautiful valleys, David Boyce
  2. Dust Devils, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. The Threat To My Love, Claude Simpson
  4. Core Of Mistrust, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Motive Is The Focus, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. macarana, Cee Bea
  7. Gathering Poetry, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Casting Out My Worries To You, Monterio Hill
  9. The Initiation, Echezonachukwu Nduka
  10. Circular Cycle, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]