Raven

Image credit: Ondrej Prosicky

Image credit: Ondrej Prosicky

Carry me through
I hold your insignia
Against my breast
Have withstood every ritual
To bear your name
I’ve beaten down my will
But I stand here
Just the same

Give me a soul
Burnished through the deepest fire
As initiate
At this first rung I tremble
To hear your name
So many steps before me
Shall I ascend
Just the same?

Raven song heard
Its ancient call so blinding
I’ve bled it out
Upon this stony ground
To speak your name
Aloft a herald calls
And it takes me
Just the same

(c) Helen Valentina 2015, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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6 Responses to Raven

  1. Seems like a tough row to hoe just for a name.

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