The Cheese Elf (kalquessa) wrote,
The Cheese Elf

Lux perpetua luceat eis.

As everyone is aware by now, Madeline L'Engle has passed away. In lieu of saying anything eloquent about her (because everyone's got that more than covered) I thought to share this poem, which her book A Swiftly Tilting Planet inspired years ago. I think I've posted it here once before, a couple years ago, under a hefty filter. Today seems like a good time for it to finally make a less restricted appearance.


I am dance and I am danger
I am song of crystal sphere
I am effortless and ancient
Fathomless and without fear

I am call of horns triumphant
I am blade and I am bell
I am spray of heaven's fountains
Water from its deepest well

I am breath and ebbless beauty
I am wind and I am wild
I am true and transcendental
Infinite and undefiled

I am soaring, swift, celestial
I am songs you almost sing
I am unexpressed, eternal
Every beat of every wing

I am flight and I am falling
I am gold and gloria
I am leaping, light and laughter
Fire and euphoria
Tags: my poetry
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