Road Over Still Water

Go on through conquered lands
Walk until you come to a road over still water
And wait for reflections to become reality
Come alive and draw you in
Then find me in the faded depths
Among the idea of grandeur
And I will show unto you a great evil
Locked away behind glass and rock
Paradise its realm, rapture its home
The stillwater pool its final prison
And you overhead, watching it wither in darkness
Desperate to let it taste the light

Been working on a story/idea off and on for about four years now. Tonight I had a breakthrough, and it’s suddenly a much bigger idea than I thought it was. Sort of daunting, but I think it’s going to be fun to write. Just hopefully I don’t have to resort to pulling out my hair at any point along the way.

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

18 responses to “Road Over Still Water”

  1. Words and visuals, both captivating! Your poem evokes a singular image in my mind- a palace/haveli in ruins, and man overlooking a courtyard pool. Strong, persistent, powerful. Interesting how all see, think, and imagine differently. Thank you for sharing, and all the best with your writing 🙂

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    • Thank you! (: It’s definitely interesting to hear all the different ways people can interpret the same thing. A hundred people could read a poem and come away with a hundred different meanings, which is what I love so much about it!

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