Strangely enough, the bond of sleep, that weight of Lethe sitting on my soul,
Reminds me constantly to keep from letting diamond days turn back to coal,
For stillness rejuvenates bone and blood and sinew strong enough to bring me on,
And sleep is a portal through which a flood of musings sweep me forward to the dawn,
So rest is essential, and there I lie, seeming immobile while I dance at speed,
Or mounting on magical wings to the sky, to soar as sweetly high as I should need
To see in sleep, in my mind’s eye, new ways to spring from dark to day’s desire,
To find in the darkness of night what I love most amid the constellations’ fire
And planets and comets’ tails’ dross and stone what I can reinvent as suns for day,
My own coal-diamonds, blood and bone and sinew turned to chasing night away.
Beautiful. Your words do carry a magical effect. Lovely post. Take care Kathryn.
The reader has to do her part, too, for the magic to work. Thanks for being here for me, Samina!
Amazing, Kathryn, and yes, so very magical! Lovely, my friend! xoxo
What I said to Samina applies to you as well, Lauren–of course! And I’m so very pleased you both liked the piece.
🙂 Mandy xo
Like you, my sweet.