Of fairytales and voyages upon the splendid sea…….
Or upon a field of startling crystal swirls winking at you on an early spring morn…..
A sea that lived Millions of years ago… lost …but now once again found!
Like the flowers of the skies earth now dressed in stars!
A vision of pure beauty and allure I was fortunate to encounter on one of my morning hikes in the woods a long time ago.
And what I had felt at that moment was summoned up in Blake’s Poem…….
"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour." William Blake
And of course I too was inspired ........
I wrote this poem after I was enchanted by the Treasure I had Found in the Wood Beyond the World.
A Zillion Earthly Stars
Along a narrow winding road
I came upon a hollow grove
When to my eye did meet
A fantastical, magical, wondrous load
It shimmered and gleamed
And in between the moss did grow
For in an instance I did think
I’d seen a zillion stars ablaze
The sun shined brightly through the trees
Its friend the breeze accompanied
And together played amongst the leaves
Casting shadows on the scared ground beneath
Fragmented light bounced to and fro sporadically
Upon the zillion earthly stars I’d seen
And in their enlighten glow
They cast a stage of a beautiful twinkling fairy dream
Dragonflies and bees
Hovering in the breeze
With every flicker of their gossamer wings
They glittered and they gleamed
One by one they scattered until there were none
Oh, but wait
A little dragonfly had stopped
And landed on a stone
And at the little ones delight
I placed my hand to touch
To see how this could be
Could it all be what I believed?
What I had thought
The dragonfly and stone
Were of reality
Funny how life surrounds us with so much inspiration....see the colour similarities in nest feathers and cat ?