A pastel painting by JAJones of Holyhead Mountain view, North Wales. Size 46.5cm by 29cm (incl frame 62cm by 46cm).
Dark nebulae obscure upon reflection survey
Yon silver street, the silken firmament to portend
The night watchers rapture, through prodigious light display,
Eternal errand to the milky cradle of fortuna blend.
Luminary arbiter measure Midas, reveal
And beget the grain to endow the vital course:
Sprung progeny from dust and gas, like the wheel
To fortune bound, emollient of stellar source
Wrapped in nights pearls, naked accrete of thirsty fate
Dissimilate the cloud for high or low birth?
Give bounty dust this teeming dote and create
The sum of noble marrow, eternal worth!
Centuries sprung from obscurity to conquer
All within my fixed time? As Chamaeleon shroud
All common origin traced by kin interlace, concur
Astral lone to body gone, by scattered light avowed,
And so through the ages I suppliant evolve,
From bonded yolk in hope the borrowed path
Will weight the bliss I seek, uncanny time, love
And hope in momentum raves for stellar epitaph,
Steadfast to the core prodigal dust return,
Dissolve, create, destroy the sphere as needs must,
To the night trail track my dust to the silver urn,
Distinction to extinction my envelope of dust.
The heart would were my thoughts unwalled,
Marry to dissolve in the swaddling scape,
Like sap from a tree, the vital spirit dipped
In honeycomb, play host to my lot
That I may reap the harvest in the eternal hour
And drench within to loosen the knot,
A keener joy distilled in the canopy
That draws my breath as if to replenish
The morning dew – resplendent in the tracery,
Rustling leaves mute the silence
And root my tangled feet among the trees
Where shadows espy semblance,
Altered in attendant nature I stood
To quench and dally – copious, to trance
The unbridled tread in the scatter woods,
Like an ancient eclipse that awes the sight
To multiply the plough by the sun and moon
A wooded scape unmasks the day from the night
And baptises the fettered mind into light, Breaking
Through the finest thread of natures original shroud.
The above is an extract from Nascent Star the poem can be read in full on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/6510200-nascent-star