Halcyon (Illusion Suite)

Halcyon has been published in All of Me Vol. V, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing. Featured art is by Brooke Shaden.

Listen to Halcyon by Richard Charles Stevens (Illusion Suite)

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The halcyon nestled on the tide of winter solstice
Charming winds and waves into an innate state of calm
This white-throated bird was forevermore exalted
Elevated from its place to raise no great alarm
.
Perched upon the sloping hopes and dreams deemed too obscene to chase
For keeping pace may see erased this token of esteem
Setting a precocious scene
Of noble theme expressed
Known to bleed with dignity the heart beneath its breast
Soaking the foreboding breeze of east and west foreseen to ease the grope opposing seas approaching openly aggrieved
.
Relieving sheath of disbelief
The halcyon in honour breathed the name of famed reprise
To seed the veins of plaintive cries
Proclaim accelerated rise and elevate to greater shrine
Faith abiding evermore
That all birds of a feather soar
Henceforth adored
Bereft remorse
Of pure shores intertwined
The halcyon esteemed was seen to cry
.
Wept of lilies spilled as gift of boundless esteem
Shifting shapes at will to thrill the wake of the stream
Changing pace midst trill of nature famed at its peak
For the waning faith of angels bid redeem
.
The halcyon nestled on the tide of winter solstice
Charming light and shade into a state of redesign
This white-throated bird was forevermore exalted
Elevated from its place to praise innate incline
.
Soaking the foreboding breeze of east and west foreseen to ease the grope opposing seas approaching openly aggrieved
Relieving sheath of disbelief
The halcyon in honour breathed the name of famed reprise
To seed the veins of plaintive cries
Proclaim accelerated rise and elevate to greater shrine
Faith abiding evermore
That all birds of a feather soar
Henceforth adored
Bereft remorse
Of pure shores intertwined
The halcyon esteemed was seen to cry
.
Wept of lilies spilled as gift of boundless esteem
Shifting shapes at will to thrill the wake of the stream
Changing pace midst trill of nature famed at its peak
For the waning faith of angels bid redeem
.
To midsummer night a dream
Delighting flourishing theme
Each midwinter the encouragement
Not one of them bleak
With the faith to remain
And the courage to leap
While upraising the flag waving tides beneath
.
Higher and higher
In favour it climbed
Leading aspire in unwavering line
Needled spires twisted to frisk its brisk flight
Whisking the mist into whispering skies
Glistening tides beneath which bid delight
Christening blissful reprise
For it lived within mirroring eyes
Higher and higher
Forevermore higher
The halcyon esteemed was seen to climb
The halcyon esteemed was seen to climb
.
Wept of lilies spilled as gift of boundless esteem
Shifting shapes at will to thrill the wake of the stream
Changing pace midst trill of nature famed at its peak
For the waning faith of angels bid redeem
.
To midsummer night a dream
Delighting flourishing theme
Each midwinter the encouragement
Not one of them bleak
With the faith to remain
And the courage to leap
While upraising the flag waving tides beneath
.
Wept of lilies spilled as gift of boundless esteem
Shifting shapes at will to thrill the wake of the stream
Changing pace midst trill of nature famed at its peak
For the waning faith of angels bid redeem
.
The waning faith of angels bid redeem
The waning faith of angels bid redeem
.

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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