by Modar Neznanich


Mist crawls across the ground

with tendrils silently stalking

the steps of those passing through

the elaborate rose garden

nestled in solitude

beyond the castle's far wall.

As swirls of motion eddy

in the wake of the couple's timid steps,

the wisps catch the faintest glimmers

of dawn's foremost light

appearing ever too soon

in the secluded grove.

As the first golden rays

of the majestic morning

beckon to nature's wonder,

the couple tightly embrace

then each lies reverently down

in an earthen bed with a stony pillow.

Oblivion reaches forth its grimy hand

and steals precious thoughts away

leaving each of them wrapped

in black solitude unknowing and uncaring

until the day's quiet caress vanishes

releasing them from their clay covers.

The wheel turns upon the axis of time

ever repeating the pattern set for them

bringing to fruition the horrid curse

designed to keep them separated

yet nothing is able to stop completely

the wonder known as forever, love.

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  Ron Knight/Modar Neznanich
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Ron Knight/Modar Neznanich

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