The Ring, Round, The Sun
it does not
embrace my finger, nor
wrap around my wrist, it does not
hang from chain, for neck, nor ear, is kissed,
made not of gold or silver, nor any jewel from the sea,
no trace or mark, no crest or seal, nor fancy filigree,
two shards of iron, welded, by a circle of steel,
and there in the nest, of my palm, it rests,
to remind me, the road I walk, is real,
I hold it for Ever and for Always,
until One Day, so grand,
when Ever says,
I am home, Angel,
and lays it, in
Her Hand . . . for
it is just a Keyring,
from Her Heart,
as The Tears
will Be . . .
from Book III, The Diamond ( Third Beginning ) The Seventh DoveTale – The Breath of Angels
PostScript: this piece was recorded as being written on July 4th, 1996, though I believe the actual keyring was given to me by a very dear friend, about and for whom so many of these early stories were composed ( and, to this very day, I have never met ) and shortly after the encounter with the lightning took place in ’95 . . .
and the story within this story, is the remarkable fact, that I carried this small keyring, in the palm of my left hand, held in place by the tip of my ring finger . . . every moment, every hour, every day, every night, every week, and every month . . . for four years . . .
and, on its own, this would seem quite bizarre behavior, but there was a bit of purpose-driven madness or motivation beneath the surface . . . for one of the very first things I had to learn, in order to deal with, and therefore write of, the endless river of thoughts and words that flowed through that period of my life, was Patience . . . and holding that keyring, for that long, and in that manner, was the only way I ever would . . .
regrettably, the keyring was lost, in the late Fall, of 1999 . . .