Monday, September 20, 2010

Gone is the knight. (A Poem)

Last week I had a lovely visitor here from a woman named 'Jingle'. She invited me to participate in The Poetry Potluck.

At Poetry Potluck... Every week, MckLinky will be up (at the Poetry Potluck blog) on Sunday, at 8pm (CST), and will stay open till Tuesday, 8pm (CST). So you will have 48 hours to share up to 3 poems with us...WONDERFUL!!

It is what I find so inspiring about this place. People pop in with lovely invitations, leaving behind gems -- little morsels that lead to places of wonder, like all the poets already linked at The Poetry Potluck blog.

Immerse yourself in some wonder and link on over to Poetry Potluck to check out all the offerings. They're mighty nurturing and nourishing for the soul!

And, while you're there... let yourself be inspired to create a poem or two to share!



Gone is the Knight

Where are you now
my knight in shining armour?
I searched for you
and lost
myself
between the turning pages
of once upon a time
where white knights
leaped
across the void
to sweep me away
upon a new dawn rising
on the rosy promise
of Prince Charming
riding in on a horse
named
Happily Ever After.

Long gone
are the white knights
of happily ever afters
yet sometimes
at night
when the moon
lies
high
its golden orb
punched out
drunk upon the light
of a thousand stars
pinned haphazardly
upon night's dark blanket
I lie awake
and dreaming
waiting
for you
to streak across the sky
and fill the void
with dreams of
happily ever after.

15 comments:

Bing (PinkLady) said...

what a beautiful poem! moon, stars and dreams... they all go together. welcome to poetry potluck!

Jingle said...

fancy, dreamy, and fun read!

Jingle said...

love the word flow,
your text is rich and full of wonders.
Happy Monday!

Thanks for the support.

Maureen said...

Gone is the Knight. . . surely only temporarily. The trick is finding the real beneath the shining armor.

Enjoyed reading this.

TALON said...

I loved the horse's name - it was perfect!

Yes, it's lovely to dream of the happily ever afters and all the promises they contain if only they truly existed. Lovely poem!

Jeff Jordan said...

"its golden orb
punched out
drunk upon the light
of a thousand stars..."

Loved this, Louise. Beautiful imagery! Here's hoping your dreams of happily ever after come true.

fiveloaf said...

well done..

Anonymous said...

Dearest queen,

a king, is always a king, but I've heard once a night's enough.

where should aspiring knights apply for the advertised position?

Your humble and obedient servant,

Knight-in-waiting

Kathleen Overby said...

Keep yearning. Keep the desire for love and NEVER shut it down. Ever. It's what makes you juicy and vibrant. You are. :)

mairmusic said...

A gorgeous poem for the potluck theme! Welcome!

My Pot Luck poem is here: http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/week-26-i-looked-into-my-heart-while-my-eyes-were/ Enjoy!

M.L. Gallagher said...

Thank you everyone for yoru encouragement -- and oh knight -- for the offer :)

Hugs

Louise

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

Incredibly well done. I like how you contrast the sense of loss with the hope of rediscovery.

Kavita said...

Aww...how well you have described that longing here! Lovely!

Come to think of it, those looooong looks at the night sky tend to bring such feelings into the mind...don't they?
Amazingly written though!

Thank you for linking this dreamy poem with poetry potluck... so very befitting the theme too!! Yaaayyyy

Anonymous said...

so do i. what a lovely poem. we know they are gone yet a part of our heart keeps looking for them.

Anonymous said...

we know that they are gone, yet we keep searching for them.
lovely poem.
trisha
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