Sunday, October 14, 2018

Vinland Song (Day 634)

where blue ice cleaves 
the sea she waits and I
the one who chose 
might ever be departed 

no one else must 
know our blood spilled 
rose-red on unmarred snow 

we vowed and yet 
so far from home 
am I in unmarked lands 
so unprepared 
to hand my life away 

just now    the fire 
sings a lullabye 
and I draw near 
to see her face 
within the flames

the dream I seek will come 
tonight same as it always does

the sun has risen and 
she waits for me 
with hands outstretched 
toward an endless sea

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Russell Wills

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