Poem Challenge from http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/mag-196-kyrielle-sonnet-black-angel/
“Write a poem or short vignette using the picture featured in this post as your inspiration.”
She waited sixty-one years
For me to notice her, my
Unseeing eyes glimpsing life aslant
Through the fingers of her wing.
Rolled eyes and sophomoric sighs of, “WhatEVer,”
Every time I failed to notice her:
Water running in the sink,
Memory off on holiday outside, but…
Weary of waiting
She startles me with a
Brush of wings across the nose
And a celestial song in my ear.
Anonymity be damned,
She sends the message,
Cat asleep on the bed,
Transported to Elysian realms.
My gaze wanders to a corner, and
There you are,
Wafting in midair with energetic wings
Covering your face now,
Then stretching full spread.
fear-fueled awe gives way to
Sheer wordless joy, and
I feel the sound of her voice:
“Ah, at last, she sees.”
Steadfast Being, Sophie:
Seer and trickster
Protector and friend:
I see you.
© rita h. kowats
2 thoughts on “Sophie: The Hound From Heaven”
You are welcome. Such fun you provide, Tess. Thank you for your good work.
On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Spirituality Without Borders: Reflections