An Ordinary Signal Drop: second Pale Knight

Posted by ractrose on 28 Oct 2017 in Art, Poems

An Ordinary Signal Drop: second Pale Knight

 

The Folly

The Legend of the Pale Knight

 


 

An Ordinary Signal Drop

 

It impressed me, acquainted me, the unspeakable

more normality than horror at a glance

shivering loose, like flakes of plated gilding

painted over with a garden scene

Shoes, parasol, a hand suspended

holding still its cup of tea

A man, crawling at the last, hurricane winds

Driving him onto knees, and stretching fingertips

at terrifying risk, bowed low and groping to the lopped edge

needing this spray of water in his face

the moon’s emerging, laying of its light

masked by clouds, then startlingly uncurtained

To believe it, that he saw it

 

Mr. Dunlow, my father’s ancient valet

was servant to a surgeon of Dundee

 


Pale Knight
Godfrey: third Pale Knight

More of this piece on The Legend of the Pale Knight page
Godfrey: third Pale Knight (excerpt)

 

 

 

 

 

(copyright 2017 Stephanie Foster)

 

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