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The Wind is Isolde - Part 2

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The Wind is Isolde - Part 2

 Continued from Part 1

The circles are swirling, they flash from the crown,
from the rainbows of summer, the circus in town.
While the compass wheel’s spinning, the minutes unwind
in the morning monsoons – 
                                        help me grab what you need... I’ll not leave you behind

The gremlins grin, groping, they know that they must
though the sprites and the pixies no longer have trust.
They sling bolted arrows at shades undefined
but the clouds are unsettled –
                                        so fly from your fears... I’ll not leave you behind

The cannons keep calling, the piccolos shriek
and the druids drift, drumming, while pale pagans speak .
They’re urging me forward, my senses they’ve mined,
and the trail is erupting – 
                                        just follow my heels... I’ll not leave you behind

In vampire steeples, cathedral clocks tick
dripping droplets of wax neath a white candle’s wick.
Within the night’s terrors the flames are enshrined
but the glim is fast fading – 
                                        so scatter the ash... I’ll not leave you behind

The looking glass glistens, the firefly glows,
hear the fairies tap-dancing on tiny tip toes.
The twilight’s collapsing, which serves to remind
that the dusk turns to dust –
                                        so forget your farewells... I’ll not leave you behind	

The wind is a woman, she burns like a brand
and conceals crazy secrets caught carved in the sand.
She whispers her mysteries but leaves them unsigned,
for the wind is Isolde – 
                                        I’m raising my sails... I’ll not leave you behind


Copyright © Terry O'Leary

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 7:21:00 PM
    well SPLENDID!!! and the heroine is a woman! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:51:00 AM
    Beautiful! 'The wind is a woman', ha! No wonder she's so tempestuous. This is really amazing Terry! You've followed through very nicely. Very well done.

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:26:00 AM
    Ah, you've followed through on the first with more outstanding imagery, Terry...this is stunning. Love the last stanza, though the others are equally as captivating. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 12:53:00 AM
    I think I have also found a gorgeous poet. Thank you so much. Its a great pleasure to read your poems. With warmest wishes, Larisa

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 5:51:00 PM
    your writing captures the reader immediately. I have found a new favorite poet. Can't wait to read the rest of your work.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:44:00 AM
    Interesting Halloween work..Wouldn't want to be left behind with all those monsters..Thanks for stopping by with well wishes..Sara

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:10:00 AM
    Well! Good thing I wasn't left behind! Another fine write I must say.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Nice lines....... Scrambled all to image, you are good handling those images, it brings live to art.

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 1:21:00 PM
    beautiful writes here, my friend - loved parts one and two. congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:33:00 AM
    hi - sent you a soup mail. kathy

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:01:00 AM
    stunning storyline with metaphors that depict the pathos of your theme, terry.. reminds me of tristan and isolde.. fantastic!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 7:54:00 AM
    After part one, part two was a no brainer had to read. Excellent

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 6:45:00 AM
    Another good poem Terry, and from kathryn collins comment "Edgar Allan O'Leary" It is so true. You have been influence by Poe as much as I have been influenced by Ogden Nash.

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 9:32:00 PM
    an enchanting write Terry.....hope there is a part 3 to solve the mystery of isolde....or is it already solved...thanks for

    O'Leary Avatar Terry O'Leary
    Date: 10/6/2012 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joseph, there is no part 3... however, you might have a look at "Isolde - If Only You'd Be Mine".... (maybe that's part 0...)
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Swashbucklers beware.... Love the last verse..... would like to jump on your ship... (just a note: your verbs are not always in agreement...might strengthen your writing to pay attention to this detail.) Victoria

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 5:26:00 PM
    wowser..a grande slam..I love getting on a tear like this only trouble is you can't get it all on one page! Have you heard of St. Catherines Wheel? very interesting look it up! ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Harry Horsman said it best "one could live within this poem" It's truly a whirlwind of images each swirled away by the next in gusts. "In vampire steeples, cathedral clocks tick Like the droplets of wax neath a pale candle’s wick." Within the night’s terrors its flame is enshrined But the glim is fast fading – So scatter your cares I’ll not leave you behind. Edgar Allan O'Leary's Masque of the Red Death. love Kathy

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 2:11:00 AM
    wonderful Saga, gives one so many aspects of thought, will read this again and then more, one could live within this poem,,,,

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Great story. Enjoyed every verse.