Ægean Ode




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deep in the Ægean sea
some way farther than the naked eye perceives
whispers frisk the tide beneath the fragrant ocean breeze
their symphony confides in cadence, ebb and flow unique


the moon blanched waves
of favour steeped
are doomed to break
yet famed to rise again
their line of spray defies with brave the bridle reins of violated fate
the latent traits of destiny are yet to be suggestively revealed
unquiet is the tempestous sea
whereby estuaries bleed in at will
still are the waters becalmed by the music of chance
the fortuitous chants of enchanted appeal
heartstrings unmasked of their corsets
divorced from precaution to fall in and feel


deep in the Ægean sea
far and away from the tyrants’ charades
in reprieve of their shameless decree
kisses frisk the tide beneath the fragrant ocean breeze
their lips confiding treasures of the deep


serene the strands
that cling to land
the fingertips that skim the sands
washed up on the distant shores
from whence the whispered mists are formed
the gusts of scorn prewarn the blustered thrust of blades unjust of brace
yet here within the winds of change
are underpinned the seeds of faith
in ornate bloom
of aeons runed
engraved in bones
perfumed bouquets
foreseen embrace betwixt the lace
the glance of hearts in quickened flame


deep in the Ægean sea
the trees are not so faraway
the fragrant ocean breeze lends sway
to every hopeful dream conveyed
the symphony writ by Poseidon confides in cadence, ebb and flow unique
to scribe an ode to testify the treasures of the deep






Richard Charles Stevens


Keeper of The Crimson Quill




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