Primeval — A Dream

An artfully altered photo of a giant Sequoia, soaring skyward.
“Primeval” — C.Birde, 7/17

Trees primeval upward soar,

exceed the vast sky’s vault

Thunderous in size



They filter thrumming veins

of green-gold, dusted light

Press palms to rough-furred

sorrel bark while standing

ankle-deep in moss & slow-

uncurling ferns & hear –

like a breath against the skull –

soft inquiry:

Moon or Sword?

    What will you place in

     my heartwood?

     Which will be your gift

     of me?

— C.Birde, 1/22

3 thoughts on “Primeval — A Dream

  1. Are you engrossed in Pokemon games? 😛

    How does one relate moon and sword to anything? Those could be just about anything, based on what I read.

    I think of Greek mythology, and how moon relates to Artemis/Selene…and the sword could mean war, Ares…or, given a feminine touch…Athena.

    Perhaps the choice relates to a life choice. Will you “waste” away the night in meandering thoughts or advance on some hunt; take action?

    That’s the best I got right now.


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