Quondam Stanzas on a Comet
From our cavern,
escapes the day,
we three can see
his bright return,
the Skyward Tiger:
tail of light
and trailing stars
from Shadow's Blight.
The Flaming Fox-Thief sneaks to steal
all the sky-eggs from the nest
of Blessed Blackbird's dreaming night,
to leave our land without a light.
Please quickly beg our Mother Sun
to chase him back so we may wake
not to darkness but to day.
Sit beside me. Let us pray.
Quietly, her feather floats
while pagodas empty boats.
The Maiden Swan swims very near.
They say she crushes mountains down
should you make her turn around.
No arrows, please! We must not fear!
Quondam Stanzas on a Comet © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.
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Submitted: April 9, 2019