Ahead, the bear in sudden motion stands…
Again we breathe and upon the earth spar,
I, Caleb, know how a night can expand
for I faced Ursa Major, far from stars.
Sagittarius and Libra lay still
and the mighty Centaur would rear no more,
but this bear lives on and forever will,
shining its white fangs in a soundless roar.
The woods were real and the rain I recall,
I morn for the loss of both flesh and bone,
even clouds are moved, even the moon crawls
But for all time I'm forbidden to roam.
Earth was mine; I damned each constellation
when ancient ones renamed me Orion.
*inspiration as follows -- see if you can SEE the story of stars
in the lines below. I DO!
The following lines are taken from the other stanzas
in the crown which inspired me:
Through the North's dark
My companion's solitude, still as stone.
I am the seeker of winds
and from the old wood, I shall never part
a life that no death can ever undo
for there are portals I've yet to find
Riddle its meanings there to be understood.
The less armor worn, we brandish or wield,
higher truth follows our message of good.
We still face the test of absolute truth,
the night's coming fast, I travel unheard.
The reverence I feel, was born in youth,
tempered by sage, burnt offerings for birds
though I grow cold, my spirit is re-birthed.
Do with it as you will... lol... but this is what I see,
and this is what I wrote..
FIRE IN THE HOLE!