Helen and the Sun

By entelechia

The sun called for Helen from his murky sea,
Up every morning, away with the swallows;
He called her name, forever incessantly.

The sun beckoned to Helen ‘twixt covers of grey;
To her window he swam with the morning breeze; 
He called upon her through every lonely day.

The sun spoke to Helen, whispers in her ear:
The dead and the living who before her lay;
He told her all the secrets of death and fear.

The sun preached to Helen, he cried to her sad face: 
The end, the silence, the withered summer lea;
He beckoned her come reside in his warm place.

The sun waltzed for Helen atop bush and tree,
Ballads of sad promises and speechless soil;
He danced perchance her spirit be one day free. 

The sun laughed for Helen, smiled with the bright moon,
Her dark blue eyes on a face so dead and pale;
He laughed for her lest her mouth began to croon.

The sun came to Helen, looked into her eyes:
The empty, sombre heart, words and thoughts so bleak; 
He cried a tear for her, she wept like the skies

The sun shone for Helen, would she to his bosom run,
Till the sun ran from Helen and Helen sailed to the sun.

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Copyright 2013 entelechia
Published on Monday, June 24, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Beautiful and deep...stay in the valley. Keep writing, this was the deepest river I have ever seen.

  • entelechia On Monday, August 12, 2013, entelechia (86)By person wrote:

    Thank you Jack. The mind must always seek those forlorn and forgotten places, where thought emerges hesitantly.

  • Alchemist On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Alchemist (860)By person wrote:

    Welcome to the Valley, please stay awhile and keep posting. Read and comment on others works and I think you will fit in great around here. This work was superb, modern and arcane all at once.

  • A former member wrote: this is amazing. I loved the structure..beautiful.

  • entelechia On Thursday, June 27, 2013, entelechia (86)By person wrote:

    and one wonders where she is wandering now...

  • Shangri-La On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Shangri-La (110)By person wrote:

    This poem has the feel of a classic.

  • FadedBlues On Monday, June 24, 2013, FadedBlues (2938)By person wrote:

    ...it portrays 'Helen' as so wrapped in her misery, it made many treasures unavailable to her...

  • dwells On Monday, June 24, 2013, dwells (5703)By person wrote:

    Always wanting something that we can't have, or that won't have us perhaps. Cheers E!

  • A former member wrote: masterful.

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