The Emblem (from Blackbirds)


Green was the world that we once shared in times of Brown and Grey

the One who left the Golden Sun consigned to depths of Blue her aim cut through the tides the same in mind

and shadows starved the faceless madness blind which once bled through but left her there within the cleft in kind

no penalty but fate opened the same deep scales set even in pride he rent the earth to hide his shame

to take a chance at life and stake a claim quelling questions and chained in faith to lose or gain a name

and drowning out through waves which whelm above in raves of red a brackish throne beneath his blackened head

around enclosed in currents sound he wed resigned to take the hand they find that fled images in

mirrors that show the faces long unknown to tend the curse set in the hand to purse to rend

and purge his visage before surging mend the appointed and one along at last to come and end

the fallen reign that coos in call the free vessel of the turning pillars backward burning three


leaving one bereft of weaving born and buried torn and tattered down and worn in

baleful heaving pantomimes of grieving morning held afar adorning

pride against the mounting tide and rending face to keep from tending

beautiful hide from stony form abiding sending taunts that have no ending

built with shining steel hilt broken as a sacred token and

bending tilting over bloodstains spilt awoken with the message spoken

there into the darkness fair in seething torrents underneath

the waves

increasing vacancies where a sinner had once been

aghast and made to cast glowing laments to shelter all themselves

from pasts in which their masks pay well to halt the bells

that tease and subtly seize beginning hides the kin with

their full share beneath the stare – that garishly unpared


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