The Ascent of Idris by William Christofides (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)

The Ascent of Idris

by William Christofides

We ascended Cadair Idris

the stone throne of Merlin

At his footstool a silver lake

mirrored majestic peaks

In his rocky chambers we dined

and tuned our voices

We shouted for delight

our joyous chorus echoed

The lake eternally remains

silent and tranquil      

We made our grim surmount             

upon his solemn throne

Following the cairns

our ancient weathered guides

We reached his arm-rest

a place of mist and smoke

Engulfed by shadow

we waited for the Light

In grave apprehension

‘till the lifting of the gloom

We followed in the steps

of the previous pilgrims

One foot before the other

the monotonous dance

Climbing before us

a figure of a man

Holding his staff

above the snowline.   

 

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