Friday, December 11, 2009

Blithe Spirit





Teach us, sprite or bird,
What sweet thoughts are thine:
Percy Bysshe Shelley



I unpinned the moon's chignon
and let my long hair
tumble into flight.

I seized the table's linen
and draped my gown swirling
on the heels of midnight.

I lifted Yuletide's child,
his body swaddled
in a warm, starlit haze

and felt morning's joy
drawing us home
through candle flames, pacifist ways.
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Note -- The image is a lovely work by French artist, Marie-France Riviere called
"Happy Christmas". More of her work can be found here -- www.griviere.com/expo2000.