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Saturday, 17 April 2021

MYSTIC

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There is a country cottage,
surrounded by tall pine trees,

that has a small front room
where I came into this world

with a strangled cry -
my first lungful of air. It was

painful, they said, that birth
so reluctantly endured

by as unmaternal a mother
as they come. But

my small white face,
so wrinkly and dimpled,

forged an instant bond
with a doting father

who'd been longing so for a daughter.
What I remember most

is the blinding light
from the window, so white

and prophetic of a lifetime
to come desperately seeking

the light in everything,
the Spirit within:

Mum, Dad and the midwife initially,
but without means to explain it -

well, not in words anyway. Outside
summer lasted for millennia, with clusters

of laburnum blooms. I vividly recall
the heady fragrance and it's sun yellow

mesmerising hue - and the fact
that it was too high to touch

led to ferocious tantrums and
my refusal to be photographed beneath it.



II

I fell in love yesterday,
and was astounded by the transformation.

I appeared radiant, a light
in my eyes gazed back 

from my image
in the bedroom mirror

and a secret smile
danced about my lips.



III

He and I touched hearts, and
through the metaphor - a connected

feeling deep inside - 
I fell pregnant with the sun:

all this light I give to you!
In the silence beyond words

I held his presence -

unknown to him, unknowable
in fact, because

there were just too many light years
stretching the infinity between us.










26 comments:

  1. Enjoyed. Paints a wonderful imaginative visual story.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed, Anthony...and many thanks!😊😊

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  2. This is so beautiful and so meaningful!!! Big Hugs!!

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    1. Oh thank you, Sweetie...so much!😊😊
      Sending Big Hugs back xxx

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    1. Oh WOW, you are so kind, dearest Sue...my heartfelt appreciation 😊😊

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  4. Dear Ygraine what lovely and beautiful are always yours poems , I love this!!
    hugs and love!

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    1. Dear Gloria oh I really, really appreciate that...thank you so much! So very happy you enjoyed 😊😊

      Sending much love and hugs back ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  5. Dear Ygraine,
    This poem is both autobiographical and exogenous, as it places events and emotions in an intangible chronological sequence. But, also, this shocking poem is a hymn to the ideal absence of a momentary alternation of emotions.
    In any case, it reminds us all that certain actions are cuts in time that touch the soul.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Giannis...you have discovered a depth to my simple poem that even I, as it's author, was only vaguely unaware of.
      I feel so honoured.😊😊
      I guess the Soul does too often become entangled in too many human emotions...that serve only to distort it's true purpose!
      Thank you again, so much, dear Giannis x

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  6. Country Cottage - I love that view!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Natalia!😊😊

      Hugs xxx

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  7. Beautiful words, I enjoyed reading your poem.

    I hope you have been able to enjoy some time in the sunshine this weekend, it has been lovely.
    Enjoy the week ahead.
    My very good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jan...I am really happy you enjoyed!😊😊
      Yes, it has been wonderful, hasn't it! We actually had coffee sitting in the garden!! Really lifted the spirits!
      Wishing you a fabulous week ahead too!

      Hugs xxx

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  8. spell casting poetry dear Ygraine !

    each painted a world before my eyes and i could experience the peek into them vividly .
    thank you so much for introducing the lovely day when you got down on earth like a pretty and cute fairy in the arms of father who longed for you desperately :) this was mesmerizing indeed,i feel enchanted with your poignant expression absolutely believe me my amazingly talented friend!
    wishing you more grace of lord !

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    1. Dearest Baili...my sincerest thanks! I am really happy you enjoyed.😊😊
      Hope you are having a magical day...and that the clouds are still keeping you cool!

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Aww, thank you so much...really happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      A Hug xxx

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  10. Gorgeous piece. It's got so much passion and emotion in it. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. WOW, many thanks CIL...so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Greetings from Hampshire.

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  11. Ygraine, your poem is beautifully written!

    According to what my mother said to me in my later years, I wasn't suppose to be born.

    I apologize for some of my deleted comments!

    I truly hope your doing well my friend!

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    1. Oh thank you, Lon, my friend...I really appreciate that.😊😊
      Sadly, me too. My Mother told me all through my life that I wasn't wanted, and that kind of thing leaves it's mark, doesn't it.🙁
      Please don't apologize for the deleted comments. I understand your reasons, dear friend.😊
      Please take good care of yourself. You are very special.😊😊

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  12. I don't remember being born. But I also got pregnant from the sun ...
    Excellent poetry, which gives pleasure to read and reread.
    Have a nice weekend, my dear friend Ygraine.
    Kisses.

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    1. Oh I am so happy you enjoyed, friend Jaime...my most heartfelt thanks!😊😊
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend too...

      Kisses xxx

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Sandy!😊😊

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