I am a constellation
pasted to a smear of deep sky or
some god spun leaf drifting
a wintry blue pond.
My tongue turns silvery around
my words, do not take them
for sorrow I have named them
Do not forget me.
I still need you to carry me
over the pierce of thorns
My hands are good for nothing but
a plea do not forget me
I am still here my hair a tangle
of stars.


72 thoughts on “God Spun

  1. Beautiful.

    Here in a place of thorns…
    so you’ll know, even here amid the stars, that there’s a heart here, aching in the echoes of your pain.

    Big hugs for the heart that wove this.

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  2. You are bringing it in bushel baskets overflowing Rene. The House of Heart is alive with your inspired life songs. Just wow 🤗💕. Me and the boys have to go lay down now. Maintaining composure is important.

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  3. I love this. So beautiful. “…my hair a tangle of stars.” reminded me of “Gylfaginning: Here Begins the Beguiling of Gylfi”. Are you familiar with it? It has a creation story that starts with a primordial cow named Audumla who’s four streams of milk from her udders nourish a giant named Ymir. Audumla nourished herself by licking blocks of ice. After 3 days of licking a block of ice, she exposed a man, Búri, who had a son, Borr, who married Bestla, a daughter of a giant named Bölthorn. Borr and Bestla had 3 sons, one of whom is Odin. Odin believes he and his brothers must rule over heaven and earth, so they kill Ymir. Ymir’s blood drowns all the Rime-Giants and then his various body parts are turned into earth, his blood the ocean, and his skull is set over the earth to form the heavens. Then they cast the embers from Múspellheim to form the stars of which your hair is a tangle.

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  4. Your hair a tangle of red stars? 🙂
    Many thanks for the reblog. I am humbled and honoured…
    Looks like you liked my “virtual museum” to use your words.
    (I think if I could have only one of those paintings on a wall…)
    Tschüss freundin.

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