Silken Threads


She sits on the cold stone floor

Bronze hair in waves down her back

Soft candles make shadows on the wall

Her pale face flushed from her spinning

Ink has stained her lavender gown

While her fingers frantically write

Stories of honor and chivalry

She uses thoughts of silver and red

Thoughts of mist and silken threads

The threads of imagination she uses to weave

Her epic fairytale tapestry

She sits on the stone floor so cold

but warm she is as she spins in her world

Bronze hair glowing by candlelight

Pen strokes elegant on parchment

The mistress of fairyland has written another dream,

To delight a sleeper with enchantment

by Bonnie Jean Higgins

~  this poem was inspired by the cover art from  The Tower At Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip

The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip

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