Star Daughter

How the myth begins
as always, with this need to explain
the emptiness, the ache
these voices lost in the void

As always, with this need to explain
beginning, middle, end
these voices lost in the void
blossom sun-bright, then falling

Beginning, middle, end
the path labyrinthine in darkness
(blossom sun-bright, then falling)
glass-chime worlds grinding

The path labyrinthine in darkness
though the cave echoes with stardust
glass-chime worlds grinding
the spheres’ music to silence

Though the cave echoes with stardust
with emptiness and ache
the spheres’ music is silent:
how the myth begins

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20 thoughts on “Star Daughter

  1. … the journey of the ‘prisoners’ in Plato’s Cave: a prisoner escapes, learns the full reality of the appearing world, returns to the cave, but the remaining prisoners can, at best, only see him as vague and mythical, and more probably kill him adding to the voices in the dark; they’ll have to find their own way out

    repetition, re-telling, circular

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  2. “Glass chimes worlds” and “the cave echoes with stardust” are my favourites in a poem full of exquisite words. There is something to the rhythm and repetition of this form that works well with such carefully chosen and placed words. And the melancholy I’m reading here, which may simply be my own, is such a beautiful melancholy it’s not even sad!

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