Hill King’s Mantra.
Spread your wings and feel your fire
burning brightly in your chest.
Know your spirit.
See your power.
Grip the stone on which you rest.
Clear your throat and let your voice call.
Great green mountains,
there your kingdom
rises up to meet your presence
in the early morning light.
Stand and strut fourth proudly
as your arms embrace the thermals.
Run headlong into the sunrise
over hills so high and green.
Great, green mountains
now below you
fine, white mist upon their crowns
Flowing slowly over forests
there to lie upon the downs.
May the greenwood stand immortal
over all that lives and dies,
May the white hot rush of sunlight
Meet the fury in your eyes.
Raise your head and raise your talons
To the bright and hazy sun.
Clear your throat and let your voice call
With my kingdom
I am one.
I’ve seen it on the edge of town,
across the ground.
through sidewalk cracks,
in wicker sacks,
on warm winds rising,
in tunnels deep
it’s stirring in the air we breath
– waiting –
when we sleep.
no man wants to hear,
many others fear,
winds that raze the widest wall,
a rushing tide that conquers all,
then my soul,
roar and roll,
and it lies
beneath these skies.
Outside these doors,
a dragon roars.
Its voice is louder then a siren,
warning of felony
and those who’ve stood
beneath it’s shadow
Can not help but stare agape.
For no man’s plan
For no mans pride
It lives for no mans table,
and is Neither fact or fable.
Yet we long for but a glance.
Forsaking peace and quiet
to say we’ve stood beside it,
and at our destiny arrived,
say we’ve seen it,
If only for an instant.
(Note; every time one of these poems is read aloud, a dragon will get its wings.)
. . . and before any of you say it, yes –
I am full of crap.
and proud of it.
Nice poem, Rastelly! The last lines made me laugh … hard 🙂
Thanks sony. It’s actually two poems, Hill King’s Mantra,
and Adversity, the last bit was a joke I made about my
endless pre-occupation with Dragons. 🙂
Ah, dragons! If I post a poem about dragons soon, you will know what inspired it! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! Great adventures!
Yes! Let us see those dragons!
Very nice. Fit my theme for the day of letting go and getting free of everything holding you back. I really like the “With my kingdom I am one”
Wrote it on a plane leaveing england.
I was pretending the plane was my body –
and that I was a dragon waiting for a
morning thermal – it was one of the few
times I felt truly mighty.
Glade you enjoyed being a dragon.
Great poem, made for a good start of my day. It has that little snatch that is so fun. I like “For no man’s plan, it walks. For no man’s pride, it talks”. Lovely.
Thanks. It is interesting to see what lines in particular get a
reader’s attention. I may post poetry more often. 🙂
“winds that raze the widest wall,
a rushing tide that conquers all,”
It’s lines like those that make me wish a had written them.
I loved the flow of “Adversity” it was the kind that seems to rise and fall as you are reading it.
Thanks for the feedback, and the poems.
I’ve noticed you’ve added several more,
I’ve read them, and was very impressed.
Your rhymes are unusual and interesting
🙂 Midnight Walk is still with me.
two very well written poems, lucid and gripping. loved the first one a tad more. the pic is splendid, you painted it?
Glad you think my work is splendid.
It’s Drawn with pencil, colered with
colored pencils and outlined with
ink. I put it on my computer using
a scanner and shrank it. I wish I
could paint. Pencils are slow . . .
I said it out loud anyway.. I love Dragons.. And your drawing of the Dragon is very good..
Have you thought of using Pastels? I paint in watercolours and acrylics but recently I have done a few animals in pastels..and was pleased with the results you can blend the colours easier too.. Just a thought ~ if you click onto my Hobbies and Pastels you will see some of what can be acheived..
Loved your poems.. you have talent.. 🙂
It came as a shock to me
how great those were. I’ll make
a point to start expermenting
You will be amazed I promise.. just build up our colours 🙂
Thanks for sharing these poems. 🙂 I find them inspiring. I think I’ve only written one peom that rhymes (about zombies)….I am not nearly this talented.
A poem . . . about Zombies?
I wanna read it! 😀
Okay, R, here’s the link:
That was so fun. 🙂 Thanks.