The wind has ravagedNight Dreams On

His eyes of their waters

But the distance allures him

With all of it’s former command

Softer now, but seasoned by a lifetime

Her voice rings lovelier,

If not as strong

 

As in youth, when she was

A raving banshee, a witch,

A priestess of a dread god;

A warrioress Amazon…

Stirrin him to a madness sweet

A delirium strong

And bittersweet, enduring long

So very long

 

Now madness has ripened into reverie

Gray has dispatched his mane of curly brown;

Crystalline eyes are ravaged

Pale of once piercing sight

Now awash in rheumy tears

 

He prophesizes against the horizon

Delving intent into Coahuila’s

Crystal desert heart

…He knows the new light

Will darken the ancient land

That knowledge will pollute the heart

 

Simple dreams give way

To grandiose desires

Desires to waylaid plans

Designs lead on to the death of hope…

Now he would change

…Nothing.

 

 

Interlude

 

Have you heard of the wild bird

That beat within the singers heart?

The one that love may calm

But only death may put to rest

 

Flesh transfigure to the stuff of wraithes

Form is the substance of ghosts…

His vision passes through

Crowd and solitude the same;

And soon his eyes will see

Only the unseen; conscious

Only of his dream

 

Now he confronts the light failing

The brilliance within the darkness

At the end of days…

He grasps all of his life

In the hollow curve of his stand

A questing mark declaiming thin defiance

To the thieving, grieving, bleeding

At last receiving sky

 

The dark is come.

As intimate as I know

The truth of my song;

The night dreams on

 

It’s the bed the day rests upon

And the rest of the night

Of all the days before that at the last

All came to rest wearily upon…

All are now gone…

But the night dreams on

 

 

Edgardo

Author: Edgardo

Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Raymondvile, Texas in 1969. Family bought a radio station and helped with the family business until it was sold in 1997. Since then started an agency and mostly writes about experiences in Deep South Texas. Writers of the Rio Grande founder, editor and contributing author.

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