Fire and Sleet and Candlelight – Elinor Wylie


✨ For this you’ve striven Daring, to fail:

Your sky is riven

Like a tearing veil.

For this, you’ve wasted Wings of your youth;

Divined, and tasted Bitter springs of truth.

From sand unslakèd Twisted strong cords,

And wandering naked Among trysted swords.

There’s a word unspoken,

A knot untied.

Whatever is broken

The earth may hide.

The road was jagged

Over sharp stones:

Your body’s too ragged

To cover your bones.

The wind scatters

Tears upon the dust; Your soul’s in tatters Where the spears thrust.

By @peacewriter51

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)