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By Sharon St Joan

 

Magic bird of flames

 

And waterfalls,

 

Where now have you gone?

 

Fled,

 

Into the mists

 

Of the night

 

Into the deep, green forests,

 

From where you first arose,

 

Lingering,

 

Among the kanchi trees

 

In the winds that only the starlight

 

Sees

 

The echo

 

Of your song calls

 

Among the leaves radiant

 

Until

 

Even when the echo falls silent,

 

Your feathers green and red

 

Glimmer still

 

In the blueness

 

Of dawn,

 

Kamakshi, mystery known by many names,

 

Mother of the darkness,

 

And the light,

 

Where have you gone?

 

Into the farthest woods of being

 

Where none can ever follow.

 

Now only the graceful deer stand alone

 

In the meadow

 

Where their toes

 

Shone

 

Silver in the grass singing,

 

Singing.

 

 

Written March 11, 2016

 

Photo: Sharon St Joan

 

© 2016, Sharon St Joan