Byzantine Bindings

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Advent Eve

Before the coming
they were sent to watch
two of them
bales arranged
brazier lit
one keeps watch

the other sleeps
the moment arrives
the dragon blazes a trail
across the clear evening sky

cockerel crows
together they return with haste
eagerly telling tales to
the listening hearts of

the wise ones
knowing what to do
begin their preparation

in secret
caverns of the shaman's mind
brightling questions arise
soaked in stillness
listening in
silent gratitude
for those who watch

endless rebirth
stories told in hand-fulls
of earthy stardust
reconstruct the universe
from the speck of dust
in your
watchful eye