Silvery greyhound clouds are melting into delicate splashes of Tiepolo pink
Before the cobalt blue sky plunges into the stormy sea
The earth replies with a monotonous buzzing of crickets
As if a thousand interstellar Taiko drums salute the twilight with a battle cry
And Ariel speaks:
"Have you offered a fiery agate to the spirit of my lizards?''
"Have you put a blue gemstone in a pond in honor of my peacocks?''
"Or left a circle of thirteen black shells by the ocean shore?''
Restless pale horses seem moon-lit from within across the field tonight
And Ariel's sprites burst out laughing in female voices by my river
As my thoughts become confused by invisible lyres in the wind
A painfully familiar orchestra from an ancient star
Copyright © Diana Thoresen | Year Posted 2019