Posts tagged ‘Taurus’

13/05/2012

The Keeper Above

 

Across the moors in evening mist

The keeper drifts by candlelight.

His coat as dark as sodden peat,

His eyes as empty as the stars.

 

The burning fires around the works

Can’t drown the moans from deep below.

The keeper traces Saturn’s path,

And whispers soft protection prayers.

 

He walks on by the shattered men.

Unseen his candle flickers on.

Three thousand years and more he’s been

The keeper of the fear beneath.

 

He looks at Taurus through the mist,

Its horns are hidden, the moans are stilled.

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01/05/2012

Grassington Minotaur (II)

 

Across its name are scattered stars

Which spiral round its buried heart,

And sear into its awful hide

The marks of its divided soul.

 

Its bellowed cries are heard for miles

Across the ruined moor-top mines

When twice a month the moon has horns,

And mocks the wreck which sobs beneath.

 

A hundred years they fed its lust

For sacrifice and poisoned blood,

Then left it trapped below the spoils

To howl as only monsters howl.

 

Although the stars which brand it shine,

Its fate is lived through buried shame.