#folktober Day Two. “The Erl-King”. Today’s poetry/short prose/artwork theme is “The Erl-king”. I will feature all contributions on today’s blog post. Who will the Erl-king entice today?

Day Two – The Erl-king

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Statue depicting the Erlking in the ancient graveyard of Dietenhausen, in Keltern, Germany.

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Erl-king


Hear the gust music my air blows through this reed?
Inhabits your ear, delights all your senses.
A new birdsong, fresh animal track, beads
a sprightly beat, warm summer days, tenses

new sugar tastes on your tongue, blood hums your bones.
Now you see me, in rich purple, rare blue.
Your mouth opens, I reach out, touch your grown
laughter, imprison your youth in situ.

I am your first child who needs shelter, hugs,
clothes, your patience and long conversations.
I am your elderly parents that tug
at their recall more and more frustration.

Enticed by freedom find yourselves in chains.
I laugh and play a sprightly flute on your pains.

-Paul Brookes

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