Poetry Reading: THE CHANGELING, by Sharon Lindenburger

Performed by Val Cole

By Sharon Lindenburger

You arrived on my doorstep
clad only in your music
We sang a strange duet
A changeling’s song
that would in all strangeness
feed our friendship…for many magical years

We were two orphan souls
who did not know refuge in the world
but found a haven each in the other

Welcoming a changeling
has its dangers
Peril is as nothing
to the exhilaration
of meeting
a wild being
with a fiery glance
and hair of molten silk
whose voice was a fierce grace
though he did not always know this
of himself

Do not woo a changeling
unless you desire
to be shaken
by the gale winds
of mischief, melancholy, and muse

We were healed by our flowing tears
All the times we sat talking
Beneath a birch tree
That rose shining from its earthen roots
Our lostness was our foundness
and our foundness
was something we could not understand…but still we knew


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