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Issue 33 - Imbolc/Spring 1997

The Traveler

by Kelly S. MacCath

  • Behold, the weary traveler;
    the soul who knows where she has been
    and grieves for countries dead and gone
    for she cannot go back again.
    But still the ache lives in her breast
    to touch the knotted chariot ring
    through which the woven ropes do thread
    and keep the horses at the rein.

    The streets are wet with city trash;
    the skies are black with poisoned air,
    and yet she sees the crashing waves
    upon the cliffs of bright Mohar.
    While men wrapped 'round in colors, bright;
    their beards and hair whipped by the wind
    go rushing past in suits of grey;
    for she cannot go back again.

    To trace the everlasting road
    between what was and what will be;
    to walk the wide, eternal path
    and never know what used to be.
    Forget! she cries; forget those days
    when holy men did mighty deeds
    and heroes fought, and bards sang tales
    while swans slept peacefully in the reeds.

    Behold, the weary traveler,
    the soul who knows where she has been
    and grieves for countries dead and gone
    for she cannot go back again.
    But still the ache lives in her breast
    to touch the knotted chariot ring
    through which the woven ropes do thread
    and keep the horses at the rein.



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