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Poetry: Mythic Memories – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Sep 042007
 

“Mythic Memories”

I have mythic memories.
An arrow let loose.
A foe defeated.
I remember seeing things I can’t see now.
I remember my senses heightened and much more attune.
I remember my heart sending powerful blood rushing through my veins as I tracked and could sense the presence of the enemy.
A warrior born out of time.

I have mythic memories.
Rose petals in water.
Flickering candlelight and rose-scented water.
Hair cascading down my back.
Silk falling off my shoulder, pearls around my throat.
I remember midnight breezes in moonlit gardens.
I remember nymphs dancing in streams and the feeling of grass and moss under my back.

In the place between sleeping and dreaming I remember.
I remember being
A warrior and a lady.
A fighter and a lover.
Strong and beautiful.
I remember a graceful strength I used wisely.
I remember when I held a tenuous balance with elegant poise between the worlds of love and war.

© 2004 Shawna Renee Bound

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  5 Responses to “Poetry: Mythic Memories”

  1. simply beautiful, thank you 🙂

  2. Thank you Sally. This is one of my favorite poems that I’ve written.

  3. wonderful. you totally transported me away from the computer screen and keyboard! lovely! absolutely lovely!

  4. Wow!
    I love it. I can’t stop rereading it.
    What a gift.

  5. […] got a good Sunday sermon to share: The Ladies Who Lunch. And don’t miss Shawna’s poem, or the poetry over at Abbey of the […]

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