Knight rising

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Painting: “Alone” by artist Benjamin Prewitt

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The night is cold, and empty.
Only oblivion beckons,
Only dreaming.
No-one whispers there or speaks a name
Into the darkness.

The moon is full tonight
Smiling down on lovers.
Lightly veiled,
Silvered curves of skin
Entwined in tenderness.

Yet here she casts but shadows,
Phantom presence
Mirroring a dream,
A longing unfulfilled
A fire kindled
And unquenched,

Consuming night
With velvet gloves
And starlit promises
Of languid mornings

When the sunlight
Sees the hawk rise,
Taking flight into the dawn
That gave him birth
And calls him home
To immolation
In the heart’s flame.

Willing sacrifice of self,
Unresisting gallantry,
With eyes that hold the vision
Of beyond the veil.

He is no victim.
Yet as his torment burns him
Darkness turns to ashes,
Drifting on the wind.

Tempered, forged in pain
A tender alchemy of Love
That leaves him only joy
And golden life
And laughter in the morning
Rising with the mist
As he takes flight.

“Renascentia” by Benjamin Prewitt

Painting: “Renascentia” by artist Benjamin Prewitt

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to Knight rising

  1. stevetanham says:

    Reblogged this on Sun in Gemini and commented:
    Poetry and the poetry of amazing art

    Like

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  3. KL Caley says:

    Gosh I love this:-
    “When the sunlight
    Sees the hawk rise,
    Taking flight into the dawn
    That gave him birth
    And calls him home
    To immolation
    In the heart’s flame.”
    Such beautiful imagery. Great use of the artwork too. Nice. KL ❤

    Like

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