a response to Dido in Resolve
The ships have already set sail
For the endless horizon on world’s edge,
The murky sea gently lapping the toes of the pink morn.
A new morning has sighed into existence,
But she is left to contemplate the sunrise alone.
In sun-kissed melancholy,
She is imprisoned on the balcony
The dawn glimmers with the haze of unfulfilled promise:
She has awakened from her slumber,
Only to continue dreaming.
The ships have cast off from shore,
Yet shall not taste journey’s end.
The glowing rays of morning have danced past
The window of the world,
Never to soar into the glittering orb of daylight’s throne.
Her hand curled like a dying rose,
She remains in the twilight time
Suspended between the shadows and the light.
Missouri Scholars Academy