Slipping past the gods

Do we all linger?

 

Are most of us merely

The lesser spirits of lesser streams

Dull glint

In a droplet of rain

A leaf’s faint tremble.

Such fleeting shadows

Make no impression

Gain no purchase

 

Not like the others.

The rage of ages

Flashes their clouds

Folds hands in supplication

Stronger seams stand up

In the swelling endless.

 

Neither fear nor favour

Are ours to grant.

Unknown, unknowing

Fragments of a onetime

Never wholly here

Our worship unworthy

 

Memories scatter

Below the horizon.

Passive ghosts less well parted

Slide shy round stronger

Anchored points

Timid wraiths, tenacious

Ablink in the midnight

Slipping past the gods.

 

© Stephanie Saulter 2012

2 Comments

  1. Scriptor Obscura

     /  March 2, 2012

    This is beautiful. Really nice. Keep on writing! 🙂

  1. Poetic distraction « Stephanie Saulter
  • Stephanie Saulter

    I love stories.
    My new novel, Sacred, is all about them. Publication info will be posted as soon as I have it. In the meantime check out Gemsigns, Binary and Regeneration, available wherever good books are sold.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Science Fiction Foundation AGM | Guest of Honour June 17, 2017 Imperial College, London
    • 2017 Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass | Class Leader June 30, 2017 – July 2, 2017 Royal Observatory, Greenwich
    • Worldcon 75 August 9, 2017 – August 13, 2017 Helsinki
  • Latest tweets

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,064 other followers

  • UK edition

    REGENERATION

    The 3rd Book of the ®Evolution

  • UK edition

    BINARY

    The 2nd Book of the ®Evolution

  • UK Edition

    GEMSIGNS

    The 1st Book of the ®Evolution

  • US Edition

    REGENERATION

    The 3rd Book of the ®Evolution

  • US Edition

    BINARY

    The 2nd Book of the ®Evolution

  • US Edition

    GEMSIGNS

    The 1st Book of the ®Evolution

  • Meta

%d bloggers like this: