Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history ~ Plato

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Seventh Daughter ~ #poetry by @Tashtoo

The legacy has been revealed
a homage to ancestors never to be forgotten
as the seventh daughter
of the seventh son
rises.

Curse or blessing
the veil has lifted
no more mystery to the passing down
simple bloodline
second sight

Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear
History rewritten
to be retold
resold
like the snake oil that poisons your soul

and the seventh daughter
of the seventh son
rises

These tools you base your truth upon
offensive as they are
will only plague your spirit
Dogma laid down over generations
despite the free will you claim

Think for yourself
as the magick instructs
evolution is a holy state
when embraced
challenge your mind

Do not rely on the prejudices of your ancestors
to direct your path
these invisible borders
that separate you from your world

and the seventh daughter
of the seventh son
rises

Do not rely upon the science of the money lenders
to determine your worth
Do not rely upon the diagnosis of one who seeks to profit
off the illness of his family
Do not kill a brother based upon the speech
of one who refuses to reveal truth in motive.

and the seventh daughter
of the seventh son
rises

the last generation
the wisdom of the witch
do what ye will
but harm none...

and the seventh daughter
of the seventh son
rises

It's my turn to prep the pub for OpenLinkNight over at dVersePoets. It's been a rather hectic start to the new year...dented fenders, computer issues, lots of fun stuff to keep me on my toes...and nothing better than a January morning at -27 to get your pen in gear! Now I'm off to polish some glasses! See you at the pub...going live at 3pmEST

44 comments:

Brian Miller said...

some really great lines in this....your title had me already knowing it was going to be good...nicely symbolism in the repetition of the 7th...my fav stanza...

Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear
History rewritten
to be retold
resold
like the snake oil that poisons your soul

that is chock full of goodness...and the money lenders later...the prejudices of our ancestors...smiles...oh if only we held to the prophecy you spin....smiles...

Kelvin S.M. said...

...first couple of lines give me an impression that this would turn out to be somethin' of your usual genre... mystic, dark & intriguing...but as i went through... It's kind of hitting some political & day to day issues.. Hitting hard & ripping literally to demonstrate... a clever read, i must say...

mrs mediocrity said...

This has a bit of magic just in the cadence, especially that refrain, and these lines:
"Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear"

"evolution is a holy state
when embraced"

are fabulous.

I really loved the tone of this throughout.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was glorious:

"Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear
History rewritten
to be retold
resold
like the snake oil that poisons your soul"

Also, loved the lines about dogma and free will. I'm buying you a drink tonight - even after Happy Hour - money is no object (to be respected)-- Seriously, loved this quite a bit,

Mosk, the second son of the second daughter

Anthony Desmond said...

whoaa lemme step back!!

AMAZING WRITE.

so many banger lines!


"Prophecy is dream state in a world without ears to hear History rewritten to be retold resold like the snake oil that poisons your soul"

my fav! overall I love it...
Very empowering Tash :]]]

Mary said...

This has a magical and mystical quality as well some wisdom worthy of passing down.....

Claudia said...

very cool tash...i would call this revolutionary magic...ha...

fav part...Do not rely upon the science of the money lenders
to determine your worth....AWESOME

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, we must rise above... love the repitition of the chant.

Laura said...

"Do not rely on the prejudices of your ancestors
to direct your path
these invisible borders
that separate you from your world"... beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

That third stanza is brilliant!

Susan Daniels said...

Love the snake oil and the dogma. Well done, Tash.

PoppySilverUK said...

Yes! Fantastic! Wisdom and heartfelt...the time of materialism is definitely being run underground by the spirituality being remembered in us all :)

Nia Ceridwyn said...

"Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear"

I like this. I like it all, but these eleven words are sinuous.

Vernon Wildy, Jr said...

This is absolutely amazing. It is deep and it is real. You hit a lot of real world issues while still being on a mystical level and I really liked that.

Alex Dissing said...

"these invisible borders that separate you from your world"

Damn.

ordinarylifelessordinary said...

Lovely to be reading you as always, and loving the new perspective. :)

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Love the rhythm and the repetition, Tash, nice!

Grandmother said...

And all the generations existed to produce her!

Susie Clevenger said...

Prophecy is dream state
in a world without ears to hear
History rewritten
to be retold
resold
like the snake oil that poisons your soul

Love that! I sat in a pew for years trying to fit into the definition a dogma said I must be. My spirit suffered and it actually squelched my faith. I love as always to stop by and see what wisdom you have for me. :=

marousia said...

Another powerful piece ... there is so much wisdom here, and truth ... this stanza leaps out


Do not rely on the prejudices of your ancestors
to direct your path
these invisible borders
that separate you from your world

Rene Foran said...

This was magic.
So many layers and ways to interpret

lucychili said...

nice rhythm, direct and would be powerful spoken aloud.

mywordwall said...

Beautiful, full of power and mystery. I'd like to hear this read as Cate Blanchet read the opening lines in LOTR.

Myrna R. said...

This is powerful. The year of the witch? Love the pictures you paint - dark but tinged with hope at the end. So nice.

Jenny Herner said...

I love this. Especially:
"evolution is a holy state
when embraced
challenge your mind"

and the repetition of the seventh daughter of the seventh son rising.

Hypnotic!

Steve King said...

"Do not rely on the prejudices of your ancestors
to direct your path
these invisible borders
that separate you from your world"

These are my favorite lines, Natasha, and the cure to dogmatism and intolerance. Nice job. Don't visit back...no post for me tonight.

Steve

kaykuala said...

Think for yourself
as the magic instructs
evolution is a holy state
when embraced
challenge your mind

The magical stance is buoyant and mystical. It gets the imagery covering lots of grounds. Nicely Tash!

Hank

Pat Hatt said...

Enoyed the tale you've spun
Gave my tail a back and forth run
As plenty of 7's came due
Repeating adding that much more to the innuendo poke at by you

SaraV said...

Great rhythm and sense of mystery in this spun with wonderful words--thank you Tash!

musingbymoonlight.com said...

I like the reference to ancestors and to the mythological seventh daughter. Appreciate the values. The stucture and cadence lent weight to the subject and made this a joy to read. Thanks for the pleasure ...

1emeraldcity said...

3rd stanza resonates, particularly...Great write, Tash

Patricia said...

such a great rhythm... wish I could hear you read it.
Love this line:
do what ye will
but harm none...

Thanks for hosting!

Polly said...

Hmmm ... seventh daughter of seventh son ... magic

normamartiri said...

This is mystical and I think it put me in a trancelike state as I readlol. Great lines throughout but so much truth in this these "Do not rely on the prejudices of your ancestors
to direct your path
these invisible borders
that separate you from your world". Brilliant write :)

Wolfsrosebud said...

felt the tension and hope mingled in glass

Nico said...

Wow Tash--strong piece, somehow Old Testament prophet-like, calling things like they are. Wonderful to read!

Asobime said...

There is so much truth in this poem, Natasha. I'm 1/2 Hungarian and the myths of this, and the magic is very much in my culture. And the warnings you give here in this poem are well taken. We can divide ourselves from the rest of the world by old prejudices and battles.

Good, strong, mystical and reality check poem.

Lady Nyo

rumoursofrhyme said...

I can't pick out my facvourite parts of this Tash - there are too many.

Fred Rutherford said...

very cool Tash. Storytelling is so strong here. Great job capturing the ancient storytelling vibe here, from pace to atmosphere to word choice, nicely done. Thanks money lenders, I love that.

jasmine said...

This is cool:
"the last generation
the wisdom of the witch
do what ye will
but harm none..."

And I love your repeated lines; they're my favorites.

Lady In Read said...

i would pick all the lines as my favorites .. but i did love this one just a tad bit more:
History rewritten
to be retold
resold

myheartslovesongs.com said...

REALLY love this, Natasha! the repetition is SO effective.

my mother was the seventh child of the seventh child and born with a veil over her face. she never admitted to any second sight.

truly wonderful write!!!

Beth Winter said...

Think for yourself
as the magick instructs
evolution is a holy state
when embraced
challenge your mind

Powerful with the strength of prophesy to uphold already powerful truths. Excellent

Joanne Young Elliott said...

Very powerful Natasha. Love every stanza and the repetition works wonders. You are a magick weaver.