Omphalos: NaPoWriMo, Day 6

Enveloped in mist, she was there, or she wasn’t.

Time stopped—perhaps—it’s hard to say

now

what was past, present, or future—

or what happened at all.

 

It might have been a dream,

that figure,

pearly gown and midnight cloak–

or a ghost,

her auburn hair glowing,

blowing in the wind,

born there, nascent,

or ancient, always there?

She stood atop the stone.

Did she breathe–

inhaling, exhaling,

expanding time?

 

Why did she appear?

What was her message, if indeed there was one?

She was silent,

her words buried in antiquity,

or not yet spoken—

only flowers circling the stone

where none had bloomed before.

 

Day 6—playing with line lengths.

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “Omphalos: NaPoWriMo, Day 6

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 6 – “A Star In A Fiery Ocean” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

  2. I enjoyed this piece, Merril! This was both mystical and realistic. The questions given as far as time, meaning and purpose made me contemplate upon your inspiration.

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