STAINED REFLECTIONS

by Seafarrwide

Stainedreflectionseafarrwide

By Wendy Norman (Seafarrwide)

She sat by the window in her castle tower
Hearing the roar of the deep sea shore
Watching the waves roll in each hour

Dreaming faraway places his ship will stray
Will he forget her in a night or a day
Remembering his kiss on her smooth brow
Feeling the grains of sand trickle by the hour

His eye were deep like a bottomless ocean
Capturing her with her life’s devotion
Wanting to sleep now until his waking kiss
Her pillow a buttress with memories of bliss

Let her solitude be her treasure trove
Of memories of love she once did know
A tapestry of events weave threads like vine
Entangling her mind in the caverns of time

The clouds sweep by leaving wispy trails
Curling like ships in fleets full sail
Her hopes disappearing like puffs of smoke
As time dissolves all feelings of hope

Her maiden dreams were not enough
She paced the tower in a withered huff
Each step to drown her fire of feelings
Deep was the wounds that needed healing

To cupids arrow they had been prey
But not so ample to make him stay
Her tears fell like perfect diamonds
The dark shadows threatened to widen

Spirits of abandoned maidens called
Luring her as they shrilled and balled
Screamed their curses from castle graves
Rising from their cobwebbed caves

Hands outstretched to end her pain
Another soul for them to gain
Tortured by her lonely grief
Resolution and at last relief

The ghosts of maidens laughed with glee
As she jumped from her tower into the sea!

Photograph taken by myself at Arundel Castle in England built 1016AD

Advertisements

5 Comments to “STAINED REFLECTIONS”

  1. Wonderful. Will have to revisit Arundel castle again soon. Not been there for years which is disgraceful as it’s only 15 miles away from home!

    • oh my yes Jem you really should visit being so close! I loved it. I was amazed that we were allowed to see in the living quarters that some of the nobility still stayed in when the family had guests over. It was amazing, so much history there. So well maintained.

  2. “The dark shadows threatened to widen” is most interesting to me. I enjoyed your poem!

If you enjoyed the poem. please leave a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: