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Queen Cordelia’s Lament

Queen Cordelia’s Lament

written by: LadyLily



I silently slumber beneath tired air
as sounds of sourness mediate rhythms
to my shattered heart.
Our rainbow’s edge pierced,
I fell to sodden earth.

An earthbound path I tread alone
as my budding womb stays silent.
For I will roam a thousand lifetimes for thee,
and a hundred swallows will swoop
through fingers of moonlight.
I will wait till sounds of sweetness cradle sunset’s bow.

My love reaps pastels fair,
where a turian-blue veil slips over
my chiffon gown…
I sigh my last breath.

Mirrored stars shone, upon our naked bodies
until that last kiss melted a copper dawn
and my breasts of milky-white blossoms bittered with time.
I will not dispute with Death.

You closed your eyes beneath a Nightingale’s grace,
as infant Iris’s inhaled first breath.
Alone, I sit by the honey-combed river…
A Rosary of Lilies smile,
Shafted slants of light transport my body…
Halfway to reunite
with thee once again.



JULY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Love writing poetry in all styles, stories and working on a novel. Subjects range widely... about life in this world and the next, the beauty of the natural world and the grip of human emotions. First volume of poems self-published on Amazon kindle. 'LadyLily's Poems, Book 1, Wonders of Nature, Life Slices, Life After Life & Netherworlds.

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