Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Anthesteria Poem, 2009

I wrote an Anthesteria poem last year, and so I am carrying on that tradition this year. :)

The Walking Dead

I sit in the dark and watch
As shadow people pass by
Their gauzy bodies drifting
Why did they have to die?
My heart yearns painfully
For moments in the past
I stretch my fingers forth
Into the void so vast
As if I could but touch
To quiet or appease
A single ancestor
To give honor and ease
On Anthesteria
We cherish and we fear
The dead who have passed on
Who for this night walk here
Among the living souls
Inhabiting our homes
Cherish, yes, with love
And fear that for us they roam.

Anthesteria 2009
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