Paths Untrodden: Sorley’s Song for Cillian

Another teaser for Empire’s Reckoning...which won’t be out for another year or so, but perhaps it might tease you into reading the first series, Empire’s Legacy!

Paths Untrodden

My true love’s eyes are darkly gleaming

In candlelight and music’s lure;

One night alone, at spring’s fair dawning,

To keep me longing through the years,

To leave my soul bereft and mourning.

You danced that night with grace unfettered,

A glance my way, a touch bestowed.

Your dark hair swept by supple fingers;

Too soon the day, the calling road,

The shaken head when asked to linger.

A long, long path, and distance boundless,

Years of sorrow and empty days

Till chance or fate together brought us,

So far from home, in summer’s blaze,

With war behind and war before us.

The gods and time have blessed us both

With love’s reward for all our years

Of wandering on lonely ways.

A respite offered for our cares,

A soul to hold ours, all our days.

But candlelight and music’s memory,

Dark eyes gleaming over wine

Revive that youthful love and longing

For graceful fingers touching mine,

For kisses left at day’s first dawning.

My life’s companion loves me truly;

My heart is his and his is mine,

But older love is not forgotten.

There is, by fate, or god’s design,

The yearning still for paths untrodden.

You danced that night with grace unfettered,

A glance my way, a touch bestowed,

Your dark hair swept by supple fingers.

Uncharted ways might be explored,

     Still dreams this wistful, loving singer.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Thorpe/e/B015YQYKKK/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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