To Longfellow, With Love - From My Book Facets - Poem by Julyn Pride
They are an open mystery
Inside a velvet night.
The moon lights a path across an endless sea
Without a shore in sight.
As the fountain of stars sings their crystal symphony
And shouts to eternities sky,
The puzzle remains
A knot to untie.
He is a creature of marshes and rivers bliss -
A son of the owl and the deer that peer
At his haloed head
Lit by Cassiopeia's kiss.
He takes his sustenance from
Drops of Venus and Mercury that float
Out of the Dipper's spout.
Every night belongs to him.
The riddle is clear because he has
Embraced this heart of fear.
The Starman speaks in forgotten cadence,
His wisdom heard by one needing balance
Whom he unmasks his soul to.
She is of the woods and mountain trail,
A daughter of the cougar and quail
Hidden in shadows of thickets.
Clouds are shaped where she walks.
The seeds of life scatter at her touch,
Take root under ridges and rocks.
Her simplicity unchanged by passing wings
Hears the song the Starman sings
And unknown love is revealed.
They harmonize in the composition
That is earth, moon and stars ascending
And the chaos spin calms, unending.
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