Eiderdown and Edelweiss

The original version of Eiderdown and Edelweiss has been published in All of Me Vol. IV, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing.

Listen to Eiderdown and Edelweiss by Richard Charles Stevens

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The nights grew longer
Blacker
Colder
Storm clouds loomed on flank and shoulder
Summer solstice way behind
In faith that autumn may remind
Of fragrant smile so ladylike
Of gentlemans’ cologne
Of haven safe from fading light
Of famed delight
Of Home

The winds of change
Amazed in grace
For waning phase sustained the chain
Breaking waves regained their weight
While teardrops stained the crest in brave
No accent grave
To drain the veins
Of leaves nowise
Oppressed as slaves
Threshed grain aside
Of famed delight
Of Home

“Your place or mine?”
Said sun to moon
The skies approved
The stars were moved
Night heron glanced through reeds of chance
Bright lemon hue blessed errant dew
Lilacs crowned
Inherent Bloom
And all about
The garden grew
Regarded true
To start anew
Enthroned
Of ardent youth
Of famed delight
Of Home

The nights grew longer
Blacker
Colder
Skies once jaded
Wiser
Older
Light paraded
On flank and shoulder
In faith that autumn tears would fall in kind
Summer solstice way behind
The rind of winter bones enshrined
Space and time
Of distant chime
Of Eiderdown
Of Edelweiss
Of fragrant smile so ladylike
Of gentlemans’ cologne
Of haven safe from fading light
Of famed delight
Of Home

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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