POEM: The Drum of the Goddess

in poetry •  2 months ago 



My heart beats to the drum of the goddess.
My soul blazes with the fire of a star.
But the dream-dance glitters
Just out of reach.

This body yearns to find new mountains,
Swim in enchanted springs and
Shiver beneath the heat of a lover’s touch,
But I am tethered.

Life finds a way; bending in the wind,
Hiding from thought-storms
In stories and daydreams,
Plotting escape with each page turned.

Fiction bleeds into reality.
The goddess beats her drum.
I raise my foot, step towards her,
Into the dream-dance

Where fjords and ancient ships,
Time-traveling dragons,
And god-blooded lovers
Are not so out of reach.

The goddess beats her drum.
I answer the call.
Do you hear it?
Will you join the dance?

Original writing by Katrina Ariel.


I’ve been editing manuscripts a lot lately, spending time in the company of my characters and their lives. This poem is influenced by the world I’ve created in my mind.

Thank you for reading.

Whatever happens, keep singing your song!

Peace. @katrina-ariel

Katrina Ariel
Photos mine unless otherwise credited.

Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of life.

Dragon art by Liiga Smilshkalne.

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That is an amazing poem - bit to tired to dance now but maybe later who knows :)

I love this;
fiction bleeds into reality

Lovely poem @Katrina-ariel. You have steeped yourself in the magic of your worlds.

... and realties bleeds into fiction...

Lovely poem.

Often I hear that drum, and that song... and I just ignore it. Or I'm too busy. But she's never going to ever really stop inviting.... I hope....

Always evocative :)

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feet start tapping in a gentle rhythm

I may have to join you. Seeing as to how this is national poetry month and all. Keep em comin sweets!

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This is superb! What a fabulous juxtaposition of "what is" and "what will be" when the veil is lifted! Bravo! I especially resonated with the line about "thought-storms," as I have those all the time.

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This is truly magical!!! You are so talented!! Much love...

Oh, yes!!! Yes, I will!!

This makes me want to be part of this reality, the words, and the allure they have. Wonderful words always. Love to you! xoxo


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Just so beautiful, as is always true with your poetry. ❤️
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