Titleless Mythology

Poetry

Broken Prayer

Thy mighty tower white amid the ruins
Showed me the way but to climb it
Either I was too early or too late
When I needed you most I found your cross
Where you opened yourself for love
Where you gave your blood for me
I have never kneeled
I have never prayed
Where you gave your blood for me
Today my whole is thankful
To Him who made me rise from dust.
I being only dust and air
Give you this prayer.

At your feet
I have broken down my sword
At your feet
I have broken down my words
At your feet
I have broken down my knowledge
At your feet
I have broken down my heart
-Where I treasured fire and love-
Because you are my savior
-Never mind you are not the only one-
Because for us
You have broken down your flesh
At your feet
I have broken down my feet
To stand upon and walk
Please lord give me new ones.

Nightbus to Tallin

Tallinese girl
Don’t turn away
Your eyes, which
Contain the sea when we sit by the harbor
And are of forest made
When forests pass our road

Don’t close your smile
While the white night promises
Late spring in early June
I am alone as the island trees
Amidst the morning dew

Tallinese girl don’t let me
Be alone, don’t
Turn away your eyes.

Spring is just a season

Spring is just a season but for you
And I there is a stream
That never goes dry
I don’t worry if beauty comes and goes
I can hear the children dancing singing behind me
I have seen the king kneel
And sing without words and play
Without lyre
Building his temple on the smallest rock
Well hidden in his hand

And you are with me
Here where the palace burns
Here where there is darkness and resistance
Father why have you forsaken me?
Here after all that, you’ll be with me
Where bread is not lethal
Where lovers are free to fly
And there is nowhere to look back

Fairy Castle

The wind brought nothing
To Fairy Castle
(You helped me through
Dark woods to reach the top)

Preparing for rain
Green hills bubbled boiling
(Now they are white with snow)
How now I need
That rain to grow
Sun left time came we left
Down came the rain of ice
One followed the glazier
One followed the sun
When the snow goes the daisy grows
When the sun goes there grows its absence
Over the hungry desert of all devouring time

Another wave

The last sailor sleepwalked into thick night
And woke up thinking morning out of darkness
He found himself by recognizing
Waves that dashed again against the hull
Another wave that breaks against the hull
Another day in this to be a wreckage
Knowing no man in it will live to see the land
Still for finding land I wait for daylight
Dreams crashed on and on against reality
-Common symptom of a mind not fully awaken-
And still it seems to be reality
That crashes against dreams.
Did you hear that? Another wave
That breaks against the hull
Another thought has died waiting for sunrise.

What is that over there?
A nuclear explosion breaks amidst the mist
The now burning horizon
But look again and better
It is night still nothing
But thick night
The larder was empty
Wine was over bread stone
What a shame this milk now turned to gall
Going out, he looked up at the wooden tower
And thought about the watcher, that loony
Who didn’t like the food and starved to death
Who said he saw his loved one and died in loneliness
He who cried “Land!” so many times
While no one washed his eyes
With something else than sea
I say his cries is all he left, anyway
All I leave will be by the sea washed
Another wave dashes
Again against the hull
And morning doesn’t come

There must be land invisibly close
If only there was light to clear the view
If there was only night without this mist
And land was sure
Or it was sure instead
To be no land
I’d be unchained
And free to leave
I am blind with worlds my mind
Creates for my mind only

Not another night
Waiting for sun he lived his life again
He touched the skin his skin had touched
He even lived lives that never were.
Past that was
And past that could not be
Were as present then as present was
The forty days of solitude returned
The thickness of other nights as that one then
Not another night
It is always night and night
That never brings the sun
Night was fast and morning lost the track
Deciding to be free he flew away
And flew and flew under the waves
Cold water washed his face
His hair his arms
Through his mind nothing but present
He sunk and didn’t know himself
And didn’t care
Sunshine was then seen through shining eyes
Another wave faded in the sea.