Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Last Star of the Morning

Day 12 of the Soul Card Journey
with Elizabeth Crawford of Soul's Music
Soul cards courtesy of
Deborah Koff-Chapin of http://www.touchdrawing.com/


Traveler walks
like a moving tree,
like a wind-whisper,
singing,
like the breath
of dawn.

Traveler
is a
part of
the landscape;
she carries
with her
a corner of
the sky.

Traveler
rises
with the
morning sun.
She is always
walking towards
the next sunset.

There is
the last star
of morning
on her shoulder.
She wears
the first star
of evening
in her hair.

The moon
is her
mistress,
a songbird
flies from branch
to branch
beside her,
and a
wolf-shadow
companions
her every step.

19 comments:

  1. her wolf-shadow companion....(you totem Sherry?)..I claim her too...born of the earth she is...loving..bkm

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  2. Your words whirled her into being. Loved the stars on her shoulder and in her hair, and the wolf-shadow companion. You draw a very concrete image,

    Elizabeth

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  3. Beautifully described, Sherry. Travel on!

    Pamela

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  4. Beautiful imagery Sherry, I loved it all!

    I would like to have...

    "a songbird
    flies from branch
    to branch
    beside her"

    ...too!

    Wonderful writing. :-)

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  5. First I laughed at your WW senior moment...then choked up at these last words..."a wolf-shadow companions her every step". You're taking me on a roller coaster ride of emotions today, Sherry...just what a great writer ought to do!

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  6. Love this travel poem with the wolf dog!

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  7. Safety and song for company makes a long journey shorter.

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  8. This traveller is undoubtedly you...same spirit, same resolve, same identification with nature.loved it.

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  9. Been a while since I have last visited....and I really should visit more. I have never left disappointed. this one really hit me in the place where longevity comes from. I think that as long a our travels are frequent and beloved.....time and age stand still. Great writing ...loved it.

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  10. love the open stanza,

    plus moon, tree, and more.
    fantastic imagery.

    excellent poetry for the day.
    :)

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  11. Beautiful and mystical Sherry. I love the image of the 'last star of morning on her shoulder.'

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  12. Traveler knows the secrets to the good life, clearly.

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  13. I see that I had read this one.felt as good as last time :)

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  14. Dear Sherry,
    Been a while since I visited.
    I love the imagery of this. Sounds like the kind of journey only a Lady Flower would make (smile). It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad I stopped by. Thank you too for your visit and kind words.

    Love, The Enchantress Flower

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  15. Goodness, how did I miss this poem first time around? A beautifully crafted poem with your usual touch....I loved the last stanza especially. Love 'the wolf shadow companions her every step.'

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  16. stunning imagery! i really love this!!!

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  17. yes...love that old wolf shadow

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  18. Me as universe...and the shadow of a wolf. Enjoyed!

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