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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-27-2015, 11:59 PM
Fusum Fugatumque Her Anima Defunctorum
(In Full Flight Her Soul Departed)

To free my heart of all that haunted me
Told I, these my tidings.
...................... On a summer's dawn,
Fresh from our orisons, we wandered forth
To greet the waking of the meadow flowers
And peer into the crystal pearls of dew
That shrine the beauty of the world, when lo!
Beside the cresses of a dark pool bending
Whose voiceless depths of waters brings to light
The dreams of brooding earth, I saw her face
Folded in mystic rapture, set in glory
Even as in the heart of sorrow nestles
The seed of consolation, and besides her
One stood in semblance of those two higher souls
That bear annunciation, and they two
In Heavenly colloquy abode, the while
My spirit marveled, waiting in a region
Where time was not. When suddenly a breeze
Came like a wayward thought, and swiftly ran
Across the shadowy waters, and the vision
Was there no more; and when I turned to her
None stood beside her, but she seemed as one
That waketh from enchantment, and all day
Her words did sound as echoes of old song
From out a happier world, - and that same night
In quiet sleep she died.

Robert J. Lindley, 10-27-2015

Note- For my 800th poem here I present this written
in my old way, long ago abandoned but now attempting
to rekindle that writing flame..
Based upon the death, decades ago , of a dear friend.
(1) orison
Syllabification: orison
Pronunciation: /ˈrəsən/ /ˈrəzən/
Definition of orison in English:
A prayer.
Middle English: from Old French oreison, from Latin oratio(n-) 'speech' (see oration).

(2) annunciation
Definition of annunciation in English:

(usually the Annunciation)
1. The announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38).
1.1The church festival commemorating this, held on March 25 (Lady Day).
1.2 formal or , archaic The announcement of something:
the annunciation of a set of rules applying to the relationships between states

(3) colloquy

a conversation.
"they broke off their colloquy at once"
a gathering for discussion of theological questions.