Thursday, June 12, 2008

Poem of the Week: Waiting for the Unicorn


WAITING FOR THE UNICORN

Always in my mind
Rides the dream
Silver light and darkness
Diana in the moonlight
Stalking shadows
Bow and arrow poised
Waiting for Apollo
To drop burning from the sky
Revealing unseen beasts
And beauties
Waiting
Eternally waiting
For the arrow to fly
And waiting too
For the unicorn.

Katherine E. Rabenau


8 comments:

baby~amore' said...

Beautiful and unusual
Great poem

My Little Drummer boys

SnoopMurph said...

Is that one of the Unicorn tapestries from the Cloisters? I saw those before Ian was born and they were simply gorgeous.

The poem is wonderful!

Raven said...

Hi baby amore - thank you.

snoopmurph - I think (learned this last night) that there are two sets of unicorn tapestries. This is part of a six piece set called Lady with Unicorn. Five of the tapestries represent the senses and this one, which is the last represents love. http://arthistory.heindorffhus.dk/frame-TapestryUnicornLady.htm

Here are the ones from the Cloisters. That's such an exquisite spot. I remember going there too. http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/unicorn/unicorn_splash.htm

Casdok said...

Beautiful words.

Carletta said...

Raven, how beautiful! You really have a wonderful talent.

I just saw this week on Michele's(Rocky Mountain Retreat) her collection of unicorns.
I'm hoping there's one in the woods behind my house waiting for the best moment to appear:)

Dianne said...

I love the Cloisters! an amazing place to visit. like stepping into another world.

beautiful poem Raven.

Stacey Huston said...

Poetry is so surreal..thanks for sharing

Raven said...

casdok - thank you for dropping by

carletta - thanks so much. I'll have to check out the Rocky Mountain Retreat. Can't beat unicorns. Just got an email today about a deer in italy which is has just one central horn.

thanks, dianne.

stacey huston - thanks for your kind words