Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Lament of the Reborn

In darkness hold
No sovereign light
The dark wind blows
Through endless night

In days of old
And ancient wars
Brought seas of gold
To silver shores

When eyes grow cold
And boots are worn
As once foretold
A life reborn

May light enfold
A clarion horn
Rings ever bold
A life reborn

Rings ever bold
Your life reborn

Warms darkness cold
Your life reborn

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Remembrance of the Acquainted

In Path of the Time Walker, I delve a little deeper into ellogon culture, traditions and the beliefs they uphold.  At one point in Chapter 12, after the loss of three allies, an ellogon crewman named Elsummu feels moved to recite the sacred Remembrance of the Acquainted.  Here's the passage:

Drawing a deep breath, Elsummu raised one arm high, cocking the other back to form something of a crescent with his shoulders.
He spoke loudly in his native tongue.

He appeared to me with seven faces,
He approached with seven sounds
Footsteps shared.

Who would travel my road matching paces,
Who did seek once sacred grounds
Lessons we bared.

Seven Suns before forgotten gods rose,
Seven fates they had composed
On fiery sands.

Our paths to cross as the Wanting Sun shows,
Our true faces ever closed
By the Woeful Sun’s hands.

To you who were taken before friendship brightly burned,
You are remembered here before the Seven Suns!

Seven faces and seven sounds,
You are remembered now before the Seven Suns!

Elsummu bowed deeply, his arms forming an arch upon the ground.  He held the pose for some time before beginning the second verse.

Thanks for reading!