Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake, Margaret Mair, original art

Lady of the Lake, Margaret Mair, original art

You linger in my mind,
Fluid and changeable
As the moody lake.
I look and you hide;
I only catch
A fleeting glimpse
Of that knowing mask
You present.
I see
Hints of night’s shades
In your dark eyes,
Imagine
Whispers of withdrawal
Through your barely-parted lips.
Even your shuttered face
Seems an illusion
Visible only
To the quick observing eye,
Everything else
Submerged and drowning,
Drifting dark below
A restless shattered surface
That bends light
Back upon itself
Leaving murky depths
Unseen.
Do you shield your eyes
From the sun’s glare
The better to see
The cold stars sparkle
Glint on night-time ripples,
The mad moon’s chilly gleam?
Will you ever emerge
Into the warm day’s light
To be revealed,
Wholly seen,
Wholly known?
Will I ever
Truly know you,
My lady of the lake?

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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3 responses to “Lady of the Lake

  1. Another winner, Margaret. I like the whimsical aspect of this one.

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