Holy Pool by Creana Bosac (Lucent Dreaming Issue 9)

A tang of magic lingers
still around this deep, clear pool
cleft into sea cave’s base-rock,
for those who seek its power.

Dry grasses sway far above
on sandy summer headland,
clinging to crumbling cliff’s edge
where crickets sing, unaware.

The traveller feels the breath
of white horses, ruffled through
a tangle of mermaid’s hair
seaweed, washed up on the shore.

Street-smart, he knows the secrets
of water, how nature’s breeze
brings clouds, weaves moisture, glinting
precious through rock to pool’s source.

Not dreamer or believer,
still he makes his wish, where once
pilgrims, lovers, smugglers, knaves
spelt out their heart’s desires.

Later, when troubles and city clouds
gather, he will look up and,
like the believers of old,
catch a glimpse of bright silver in both.

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Creana Bosac has worked as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and now edits and writes critiques of creative writing. Having written mainly scientific papers and reports, Creana joined a writing group last year and is now enjoying writing creatively. She has had two pieces shortlisted and has authored a guide to giving and receiving feedback. When not reading or writing she can be found growing plants.

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