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Orbs emerging from the shadows
in a deserted barn.

How should my senses interpret
their presence? Trick of the light, perhaps?

Diving, spiralling -
surely they own

this very air. I cannot touch
such enigmas: these beings

from another plane who have forsaken
their half-sleep to fly, fly around.

Are they Spirits unclothed?
Bright globes of pure energy, or essences maybe?

Look! One is revealing itself -
facial features, with a goatee beard.


Maybe this is a voyager - even Sir Francis Drake himself,
defying metaphysical law

to return to his beloved home
and negate all known hypotheses:

a sphere of pure consciousness, his white light
fuelled by unfinished business.

Are these non-amnesiac fugitives from the Afterlife?
And why do I behold

this dancing solar system of Souls
who swirl like wind-tossed snow flakes,

hypnotically transfixing me to the spot
here in Buckland Abbey grounds?

The past, momentarily touching the present?
Now they are gone.

22 comments:

  1. i had this theory when i was younger on how there were several planes of existence and how these were thin in some areas and they ran into each other occassionally - thus ghosts and such. most of it came out of a night we sat around trying to make the unexplainable fit..ha.

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    1. ...and I guess that sitting around and trying to make the unexplainable fit is a lifetime's persuit for some of us! *smiles*
      Perhaps, just perhaps...we'll someday find the answer...;)
      Many thanks, Brian.:))

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  2. This is fantastic. I especially like this section:

    "I cannot touch such enigmas: these beings

    from another plane who have forsaken their half-sleep"

    ... and the line where you created "I cannot touch such air."

    Also this:
    "to return to his beloved home and negate all known hypotheses:"

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    1. So, so happy you enjoyed this, Candy!
      Many thanks...:))

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  3. When I read your lines till the end, I was just remembering how I felt when I visited one ancestral home that was lost long long time ago. It so happened that the an image of my imagination appeared from the dark cabins, cobwebbed walls or from even those walls full of graffiti.

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    1. Yes, it's really amazing how old, abandoned buildings can have that effect, isn't it?
      I just love the atmosphere, and when something like this appears on my photos...well...that is the icing on the cake!
      Many thanks, my friend.:))

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  4. Captures perfectly so many places entered and chilled by the touch, the image, not actually resolved.

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    1. Oh how I love these old buildings, they really intrigue me.
      This atmosphere inside this barn was so powerful, so I took this photo on impulse...and was delighted with it!
      This is only the second time I captured anything like this...:)

      Many thanks, Anthony! :))

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  5. Hauntingly beautiful and written from the soul.
    As you know, dearest Ygraine... I do believe in ghosts! How can I do otherwise for I've seen them!!!

    You are an amazingly, talented writer!!!

    Hugs and 💖
    xoxoxo

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    1. I was so mesmerized by your words that I forgot to say how much I love your photos...beautiful, my friend~

      xoxoxo

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    2. Dearest Jan...thank you, from the depths of my heart!
      Yes, I remember seeing your amazing photos of orbs...you've taken so many of them...and I've never forgotten how amazing they were. This is only my second "ghostly" photo, and I was so delighted when I first saw it!

      Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

      ps/
      I love your gorgeous paintings...just wanted to let you know, as I couldn't leave any comments! <3 <3

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  6. what amazing poem Ygraine !!
    Hugs!!
    xoxox

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    1. Oh wow...thank you, Gloria...so much!

      Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  7. Brilliant Ygraine! We are all energy and we really don't die! Your photos are fantastic! Big Hugs!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sweetie...your kind words truly touch my heart!:))

      Biggest of Hugs back! xoxoxo

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  8. i love everybody's comments and i agree with what everyone said!!!

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    1. Oh thank you, Sandy...I so appreciate that!

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  9. I love looking at these old places as living beings with personalities and quirks all their own :)

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    1. Absolutely...me too, Keith!
      They really do appear to possess their own unique atmospheres and personalities, don't they?!

      Thank you so much! :))

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  10. Delicious!! Love the 'spirit' of this Ygraine! I love the mysteries, characters, and histories that inhabit old spaces and places.

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    1. Thank you so much, MW...really happy you enjoyed...:))

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  11. Te envio mi blog de poesias por si quieres darle un vistazo
    Gracias.
    http://anna-historias.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/vacaciones.html?m=1

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