Halcyon Days


Halcyon Days by Maria Fokas

To the seven daughters of Alcyoneus

Bear seven peaceful days in rime

Easing warm waves to winter sun

From hand of  Zeus and mouth of Hera

Planting seeds of lushness

In the hearts of sinless lovers

Passion needing no such reminder

From bright wings of kingfishers

Nostalgic flame tis longing pain  

Release the womb

For birth and pleasure

Hath visiting lands and oceans of myth

I welcome the goddesses of love

Whether she be Aphrodite or Danu

I willingly succumb to the latter 

Caged in his command

By undisclosed devotion

To my platonic lover

I yearn to taste his scent

My heart burns with his touch

With his juice of my desire

I risk life for a moments’ bliss

Bringing days of spring

To winter months – 

From ancient worlds

Carved in descendant  hearts

© 2014 Maria Fokas

2 comments

    1. Coming from a man who appreciates the energy of passion, I am flattered Mike – Your poem Spice lured me in and the promise of your title did do justice – both in taste and scent

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