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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 12 Comments
Date Added: May 18, 2009 11:05:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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In The Shape Of A Hart
In The Shape Of A Hart

A figure stands beside the rapids,
listening to the night songs; a ritual
as old as the river unfolds around her.
Aged pines sway, spectral mists roll
across the rocky peaks of Monadhliath.
Their silhouettes crawl velvet-lined passes
while fairy cattle, hooves softly muffled
by the carpeted forest, complete
the trek toward the circled stones,
and she follows.

The melody of her ancestors descends,
douses her gown, seeps through her skin,
and liberates her memories.
Her spirit escapes corporal confines,
free to wander, a nomad trailing the herd.  
At the grove, a highland messenger waits,
an embodiment of this land.
In a chrysalis cradled by his lullaby,
the maiden moon gives birth.
Transformed into the shape of a Hart,
he will finally sing her home.


Author's Notes:
Based on an experience I had in Scotland while there on holiday.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 21, 2013 04:45:56 PM Report
THis is amazing to read so vivid a picture ..hope all is well with you...
Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on August 17, 2009 10:30:30 AM Report
This is a gorgeous poem. It reminds me of Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', mainly because much of the scenery and characters seem similar (maiden, cattle, quiet forest, etc.) "'Beauty is truth, Truth beauty'" - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." (Keats) 


Love it. Thanks for a great start to the morning!


Comment By: FreeTodd on August 9, 2009 07:52:39 AM Report
Jody, what a beautiful poem full of such imagery. Enjoyed it much ****
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 21, 2009 05:51:12 PM Report
This truly is inspirational loveliness, Aces.. I LOVED the descriptions of the fairy cattle in the forest. You have gotten SOOOOOO good at poetry, darlin'...Yerteverlovinfurball
Comment By: Freeabby on May 19, 2009 06:21:07 PM Report

Delightfully exquisite, breathtakingly dreamlike..

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on May 19, 2009 05:16:50 PM Report
Beautiful words of a beautiful place! Your words made me feel as if I was there. Excellent writing Jody.  Hugs,  Henry
Comment By: FreeStar on May 19, 2009 06:01:01 AM Report
This is simply magical Jolen. Lovely write..


Comment By: FreeAdri on May 19, 2009 02:11:29 AM Report
You always wanted to go there, and I see now why...  It was waiting for you. 
This poem is amazing, the words float around in the presence of greatness. 
Adri x

PS:  Now is just the castle and everything is as it should be...  ;o)

Comment By: PremiumMoon Fairy on May 19, 2009 12:15:14 AM Report
Excellent write, sounds like a truly magical and beautiful place to experience.
Enjoyed this, nice to see you posting.

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on May 18, 2009 02:43:29 PM Report

This comes as no surprise...The Highlands are magical in a way that I believe nowhere else on earth is and I consider myself blessed to have been born there. I forcast that you would be profoundly affected and that came true ;-)
This poem really captures the magic totally and is full of the subtlties that embue the area for those with the eyes to see....
Ali x

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on May 18, 2009 01:15:00 PM Report
How'd you do that? I feel as if I am there with you. Wonder how long it will take me to come back down to Earth. Thanks for the magic. ML
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on May 18, 2009 11:48:15 AM Report
Jolen:  this is lovely and so softly vivid.  Such an incredible experience.  Thanks for sharing.


Lady D


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