Dreams of Drumlish

Mary Shanley.jpgMary Shanley is a poet/storyteller living in New York City. She has published four books and frequently publishes online and in print journals.


 

Dreams of Drumlish

Mama was the mountain.
Streams of bloodlines
flow downward through
Mama’s jubilant heart
and snow-white hair.

Ancient soil under her feet,
invoking resurrection
of ancestors, inviting
them to, once again,
dance and sing
in Drumlish.

Where stars anoint eyelids,
and inspired tongues speak
magic, with elemental syllables
embedded in all that exists,
remembered and hoped for

Mama was the mountain.
Streams of bloodlines
flow downward through
Mama’s jubilant heart
and snow-white hair.

Ancient soil under her feet,
invoking resurrection
of ancestors, inviting
them to, once again,
dance and sing
in Drumlish.

Where stars anoint eyelids,
and inspired tongues speak
magic, with elemental syllables
embedded in all that exists,
remembered and hoped for

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