Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Odanata Sonata

Horse-stinger, Devil’s Needle
Gliders, Dashers, Darners
Flitting acrobats above mirrored waters

“Skim below 
Refresh your view
For nothing is ever
As it appears on the surface
We pierce the Veil
Guardian of Dreamtime
Shape-shifter revealing all your illusions
While casting my own
With each bright reflective scale
Perhaps as long as
Two years immersed as a nymph
Gobbling everything smaller than me 
Mastering emotions
Before revealing the dragon within

Adderbolt, Snake-doctor
Soaking up moments in the sun
Now is the only reality
Change the only constant
Hovering
Hypnotic as a daydream
Seeing all but that just behind me
Before flashing off
In any direction
To capture and devour my prey
Mid-flight
Mosquito Hawk, Bee-render
The easiest lies are those we tell ourselves
We will reveal each self-spun illusion
Keeping you from Growth
From Transformation
Like a poke in the eye
Restoring truth to your sight
Humming Ancient Magic
320 Million years
Drumming warmth and Wisdom
With each lacy beat of my 
Independent wings
Messenger, Diplomat
Fairy Horse, Magician’s Wand
I can introduce you
To all that sings
What you need
Is already at your hand
Adapt
Transform
Pierce your own veils
Mature, Grow
Light and Dark
Dream True
Allow yourself to understand.”


For those new to the game, each piece is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for those who listen. Can you guess who is singing today?


1 comment:

  1. Ahh! Our Teachers have returned�� I do lov how you weave these fascinating poetic tales of wisdom Quinn and I am absolutely certain I know this wise one quite well... but I won't spoil for the others just yet ����

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