Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Wind Witch

THE wind that met her in the park,
Came hurrying to my side—
It ran to me, it leapt to me,
And nowhere would abide.
It whispered in my ear a word,
So sweet a word, I swear,
It smelt of honey and the kiss
It'd stolen from her hair.
Then shouted me the flowery way
Whereon she walked with dreams,
And bade me wait and watch her pass
Among the glooms and gleams.
It ran to meet her as she came
And clasped her to its breast;
It kissed her throat, her chin, her mouth,
And laughed its merriest.
Then to my side it leapt again,
And took me by surprise:
The kiss it'd stolen from her lips
It blew into my eyes.
Since then, it seems, I have grown blind
To every face but hers:
It haunts me sleeping or awake,
And is become my curse.
The spell, that kiss has laid on me,
Shall hold my eyes the same,
Until I give it back again
To lips from which it came.

Madison Julius Cawein

Image by whale05.


girl6 said...

Until I give it back again
To lips from which it came.

one should probably be lying down before reading this poem, cause gahhh..........Aye dios mio!

ShellHawk said...

I love that!

And this has been on my wish list for a very long time:

Anonymous said...

Great poem.(I'm saying that in a manly voice)I can see the haunting feeling in it.

I have been searching the net for a witch weathervane since I have red this.

Wikkedmoon said...

Love the weather vane. And the poem.

Mark Faucett said...

Every creepy home needs a weather vane! Something so primitive about them...

Mr Black said...

I love Halloween poems and this one is going in my favorites. Thanks Rot! You have the best Halloween content online.