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Headstall's Reflections - 12. Chapter 12 Poetry prompt 15- Ode to Ra

Some free verse to occupy my mind. I couldn't sleep last night. My body waited for the sun... he came, and I gave my thanks. Ra is the Egyptian Sun God, and Khonsu is the Egyptian God of the Moon.

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Chapter 12- Ode to Ra

 

 

Your warmth renews me as you chase away my shadows

Surrounding me with your oft gentle, sometimes searing presence

You flex your strength and I bow to its will

And welcome you

The feel of you caressing my face

Brings to mind my lover

Drying my tears as you bathe me in heat

Reinforcing how wonderful it is to be alive

I will always need you

Always will I seek you out when you play hide and seek

Mourn your disappearance when you are exiled for a time

And look forward to your inevitable return

My skin craves the tingle you bestow with merely a glance

While Khonsu’s moonlight can contain me

Send me within

To writhe in the absence of your comfort

The divine light of Ra encourages me to burst forth

And cleanse my soul of demons that would extinguish me

No, you can’t fix me, can’t heal me

But your rays of precious gold, givers of life

Gift me joy on my black blue days

I bow to your benevolent magnificence

You who have no match amongst mere mortals

As I walk in your glory, I accept your blessings

And give you thanks

Some free verse that soothed my turmoil...

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Gary, I really love this poem. It captures the meaning of a sunrise, literally and figuratively, so beautifully :) and the use of Egyptian gods to illustrate this was a great touch, it became, like AC pointed out, a wonderful prayer. :hug:

 

PS: Thanks to AC, I couldn't resist making a pun; ...in the name of Ra, Amun.

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This is a wonderful poem. The warmth of the sun, of Ra, likened to your lover. How incredibly apt. There is the joy and the delight when either returns from a long absence, and the despair when you know they will be gone. Perfectly matched. Thank you for this!

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Super Gary. I could use some sun, things hurts so much i wonder if the sun would help. I think we've alway loved the sun and what it can offer to us, and how it makes us feel.
Great job, Gary!!
tim xo

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Wow Gary! That was simply amazingly done. Beautiful. 'Brings to mind my lover'. Love what you did there through the poem..
Great job!

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This makes me want to lie out on the grass or the dock at the cottage and feel the sun warm me to my bones. It may not cure, but it does soothe. It was a beautiful ode to a god that brings light into our lives.

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On 03/31/2016 05:26 AM, AC Benus said:

A beautiful prayer. Amen

Thank you, AC... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 05:33 AM, Drew Espinosa said:

Gary, I really love this poem. It captures the meaning of a sunrise, literally and figuratively, so beautifully :) and the use of Egyptian gods to illustrate this was a great touch, it became, like AC pointed out, a wonderful prayer. :hug:

 

PS: Thanks to AC, I couldn't resist making a pun; ...in the name of Ra, Amun.

Thank you, Drew. I'm glad you liked it... thank you for the review... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 05:41 AM, Parker Owens said:

This is a wonderful poem. The warmth of the sun, of Ra, likened to your lover. How incredibly apt. There is the joy and the delight when either returns from a long absence, and the despair when you know they will be gone. Perfectly matched. Thank you for this!

Thank you, Parker, for seeing what you did. They were intertwined. I so appreciate the review, and the insight... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 07:15 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Super Gary. I could use some sun, things hurts so much i wonder if the sun would help. I think we've alway loved the sun and what it can offer to us, and how it makes us feel.

Great job, Gary!!

tim xo

Maybe the Egyptians had it right when the worshiped the sun. It is the giver of life. I'm sorry you're still hurting, tim. Thanks for the great review... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 07:32 AM, dughlas said:

A simple comfort to sit with your face turned to the sun ...

One of life's true joys. Thank you, my friend, for leaving a review... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 08:10 AM, Reader1810 said:

The sun and its's bright shining does make things better, doesn't it?

As always, nicely done. :)

Thanks, Reader. We have to take our comfort where we find it. While I love the rain, there is nothing like the sun on your face, particularly after a few days of its absence. I appreciate the review, my friend... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 01:36 PM, Defiance19 said:

Wow Gary! That was simply amazingly done. Beautiful. 'Brings to mind my lover'. Love what you did there through the poem..

Great job!

Hey, Def. I'm pleased you noticed that line. It was integral to the poem. Thanks for liking this and for leaving an encouraging review... cheers, my dear friend... Gary...

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On 03/31/2016 10:42 PM, LitLover said:

This makes me want to lie out on the grass or the dock at the cottage and feel the sun warm me to my bones. It may not cure, but it does soothe. It was a beautiful ode to a god that brings light into our lives.

Some of my best memories involved doing just that. I loved the hot smell of the dock wood beneath me. Temporary respites are sometimes all that's needed and the sun gives us that... thank you, my friend... cheers... Gary...

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On 04/01/2016 09:58 PM, Bucket1 said:

Beautiful sexy poem... Sunshine is promised for tomorrow :)

Thanks, B. I'm glad you thought so... cheers... Gary...

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