Fantasy’s Stamp

Fantasy’s stamp is upon this sky,
from the cloud dust remains
of a quartet of ghosts, they grow,
gather pace on the carousel,

Ribbons and velvet, snow-manes and bridles
challenge the weather’s white sheeting silk,
with elegant knee bends and reared up defiance,
they fly into God’s frail face,

make demands, disintegrate into bones.

K. S. Moore

Unicorn shaped cloud.
Do you think this cloud looks like a unicorn?

‘Fantasy’s Stamp’ is a poem I wrote around ten years ago.  I recently thought about it because my daughter loves unicorns, winged horses and cloud watching.  As I’ve got older, my poetry editing skills have improved, so I’ve cut this down considerably from its original length, hopefully retaining the elements of myth, magic and spiritualism that give the poem its energy.

Photo credit: Simon A. Thalmann via Foter.com / CC BY

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K. S. Moore is a Welsh Poet and Writer, based in Ireland. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Stinging Fly, Southword and Crannog.Online magazines: Nutshells and Nuggets, And Other Poems, and Ink Sweat and Tears have also featured poems. Meanwhile, flash fiction and short stories have been published in FlashFlood, Metazen, Number Eleven and The Bohemyth.K. S. Moore has been shortlisted for Flash Mob 2013, Blog Awards Ireland and 99 Fiction. She has performed at Waterford Writers' Weekend, Waterford Winterval and Swansea's Dylan Thomas Festival.

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