Sunday, October 29, 2006

Call of the Northern Stars

Beyond the furthest reaches of the pale,
distant beach,
farther than the Northlands,
there runs a golden creek.

And all about its banks grow
bushes bright and merry;
their riotous branches covered
with leaves of gold and crimson berries.

Robins, doves, and meadowlarks
in cheerful chorus sing,
the melody rises to the Sun-a far-off,
guilded ring.

Shadows fall at twilight and silver
coats the land-
the shining waters gently dim as
dusk settles in the sands.

And in the warm darkness,
while rose and sandalwood cloy,
in the shimmering starlight comes
the call of Joy.

Pulling you, calling you away
from the golden creek,
inviting you to come away
and find the dreams you seek.

Stirring breezes in the night
bring sudden, swift desire,
and night time's sensuous
beauty fills the heart with fire:

A passion for the wilds,
to walk forgotten ways-
to wieldthe ruins of a sword forged
in long-lost, ancient days.

To walk under the moon and dance
with immortality,
and from the lonely mountains top
hear an elfin melody

Untitled Imagination

Blow out the candle,
snuff and stifle starlight.
Quench the moon
and let your dream take flight.

Come, follow me let me lead you
on into the fantastical realm
where illusion reigns.

Follow the winding stair down,
beyond emotion,
turn your back on reality,
give night song your devotion.

Incense burns in the night pyre of melancholy,
ashes clean burdens off as you enter the Stygian plane.
Float upon the melody that fills this waking dream,
cross the hairline border between concrete and unseen.

Tread upon the field of immortal souls-
drink deeply the waters of eternity.
Embrace your journey out of mortal-bound seclusion.
But dwell in light a little more, and shine for the illusion.



Anali said...

Beautiful poems! I was listening to "Somersault" by Zero 7 as I was reading this and it seemed to be the perfect musical side dish.

And thanks for the link!

Known Stranger said...

my pleaseure - i wish i could write like those posts here

samuru999 said...

Beautiful poetry from a young and
beautiful 15 year old girl!
She has lots of talent!
Very, very nice Kuan!


starry nights said...

Just beautiful.loved it.thanks for sharing.

Ilias- said...

It feels so good to be off in the moonlight having and living dreams. Thanks.

Suji said...

Great poems!!! All of them.

mysti said...

Simply beautiful. A great way to start my day. Thank you!

Hope said...

First, I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog, it was exactly what I needed to hear.
Then I want to thank you for the beautiful words I found on my visit.
reading and reading post after post has repenished this almost empty vessel.

Kuan Gung said...

Briseis is an incredibly talented 15 year old...when her pen is poised, she can create some incredible verse...truly incredible...what a talent indeed...

Kuan Gung said...

I'll have to look for that tune anali...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

She's like a young samuru Margie...
;)...thank you too for your incredible talent...

Kuan Gung said...

Warm Greetings starry!

Kuan Gung said...

ilias...Briseis has her way of sweeping you up and taking you on a journey...thanks!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you suji and mysti...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you hope...I love your site...truly do...

brisies said...

Kuan, I had a really hard time getting into my old account on here, which is why I've not been on since July. Just thought you may like to know that I have a new account, under this name, and I'll try to post some of my stuff on there later.
Thank-you so much for "featuring" me on your blog!

deepsat said...

lovely poem!!!


Mindinside said...

Sounds a heaven out there

jac said...

To walk under the moon and dance
with immortality,
and from the lonely mountains top
hear an elfin melody

My word too,
my passion too

Sorry for not visiting you for some time

Neers said...


Cocaine Jesus said...

very pretty poetry. all your own work?

Shionge said...

Make me want to cry *sob* coz it is so beautiful :P

White Forest said...

"Come, follow me let me lead you
on into the fantastical realm
where illusion reigns."

simply Beautiful!

Kuan Gung said...

I certainly agree deepsat and mindinside...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

jac what some great images and they flow so's a whole nother world-

To walk under the moon and dance
with immortality,
and from the lonely mountains top
hear an elfin melody

Great stuff!

Kuan Gung said...

white forest...indeed a great realm!

Kuan Gung said...

cocaine is briseis own work...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

neers..great way of summing it up...she handles verse well and blows you away with images...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

shionge...warm greetings and thank you

Kuan Gung said...

Of course everyone knows this young lady is 15 years old...

Kuan Gung said...

cocaine jesus...something wrong with your site?

trinitystar said...

As you please Kuan. The writings come from within ... and I guess if we veiw it from a spiritual level it comes from One.
Feel free.
Thank you for welcoming me to your pages of expressions of the Divine.

divya said...

"cross the hairline border between concrete and unseen."so beautiful..for a moment i was left breathless..floating on the wings of this lovely poem..

Plus Ultra said...

I like the rhyme and the rhythm, the see saw and the sing song beat, you use the instrument well to achieve a wonderfully lullaby-like effect ....difficult to achieve unless you have that inner music!And a child-like heart!!!!Which perhaps is what poetry is all about, Excellent, precously lovely song! Can I put your blog on my links, please reply to my blog, thanks.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you have some great stuff there!

Kuan Gung said...

plus ultra...I'm sure briseis won't mind...of course as long as you note he as the writer...I'm very happy you enjoyed it and you express you well why...thank you on behalf of this young lady...

Kathleen said...

Beautiful... Magical... inspiring... I am off on an adventure...!

Lovely, thanks Kuan... :)

Kuan Gung said...

divya...I agree...I'm glad it affects you like it does me...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

warm greetings kathleen...I love visiting that wonderful site of yours....thank you

Kuan Gung said...

I'm hoping briseis will start publishing here on blogger all of her stuff...

Neers said...

kuan, a very good evening! thank you, pal!

piika said...

it reminds me of the epic Finnish poem, the Kalevala

Anonymous said...

magical imagery!
Loved the poems.

Tiesha's Place said...

Very nice! As always, thanks for the beautiful escape into such talent.

deepsat said...

as beautiful as ever! thanks for a great post!!


White Forest said...

"To walk under the moon and dance
with immortality"

sounds liek a dream :)

Neers said...

hi! have a good morning!

Neers said...

Kuan, Thank You!

Kalpana said...

do u love poems?

serenity said...

Stunningly beautiful. To drink of words like these is to be nourished in one's spirit.

As usual, you provide a place of such peace and loveliness. My deepest gratitude to you.

Peace, joy and Love be with you.

Keshi said...

so beautiful!

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elisabeth said...

Wow. Kuan, you've made me popular!
I love you all, and thank-you for your comments (although chances are, no-one's going to read this)