Frankish Vision II: Hiver

 

What constellation, draped softly over form

What distant cries of magi, drifting and worn

‘Neath wolfskin rugs, comfortable and warm

Yet in memorance, tidings forlorn

 

In Aachen, in moonlight shorne as the palace doth tremble

In Martinopolis, river sigh as chants bore chalice wrought treble

In the borderlands, frost pretty upon the ancient Goth temple

Yet in preparence, bindings forwarned

 

Forget the sweeping rain, child has passed

Forget the need for soup, uncle has passed

Forget the beauty, I above have fast

But entwined with thine, I love and laugh

 

And so, I cannot forget what nigh relapse

For in this sea of beauty, I have completed many laps

And the oaks are my anchors, ice & sharp pine the frame

Hiver has come, soothe is thy name

This universe that exists spans the bredth of that which will make you burn

You will be taught to unlearn

I yearn for that which I must learn

To God I go, sword in hand, to Carolingian graves, to make me turn

Amen