Walk around Village Square…A great man takes his son’s hand and they wander the snow-cover and light-fill places…Trees—huge and Sky—bright. Hillside and just above them—choir call—past songs—of moments and coming days, “What do you hear?” he asks.“Music,” the boy answers…”And what else?” Little children…hear the magic of sound—present and questions are never answers…“What do you hear—Daddy? I hear flapping wings of middle angels and the thunder of snowfall and the twinkling of lights and…you.” he answers.
Just above cloud-fall she drops to Earth without trumpets or warriors or cries or the wailing of terrified folks. No swish—angel wings or the usual thunder just after lightning bolts from sky-to-ground or back again. When angels fly—sound becomes the music of both rapture and fear…Why do arriving angels come in lots of two? Why either soft or hard? Why arriving as a girl or a boy? Are angels of any physical realm saved or seen by the nonsense of non- angels? Why do angels arrive here from somewhere other than here on planet-side-of-heaven? And! How do they cross heaven’s length from where-to-wear and back to where-ever they begin? Tis magic, wizard, dragon, fire, storm, calm, wind, rain and war?
Heaven’s gate is hard to find and many have perished-the-thought and died attempting to pass from star-gate to star-fall of the planet-slide of hell or paradise. Angel is alone–both hard and soft and ready to purpose the reason of her travel and the message she whispers to mysterious magic folk and the very quick or the very dead. Angel—she calls herself and she imagines her image as double self and triple purposed with a silent drum—of butterfly wings and the knowledge of both living and dying before the end of twin-planet sins times fourteen.
Power at the end of wit and the beginning of the rhyme of substance’s cessation. She is—good and evil and her reasons—either a knowing or a complete confusion to those able to see or hear or know or imagine her path from sky to planet-side. She saves a few and a few are lost and those lasting through her visit–survive. No! Angel is good—Witch of spectacular whimsy and crafted stories—often means—magic men—disciples of both Gods and Men. Once upon a moment, Angel does visit—Earth-land. Earth-land—landing is—missing—reasons to be missing the place of promise or ruin. She exists and…She calls to us sometimes and sometimes without sound—we—understand?
From these ridges of snow and ice, horse mounted—Iron Riders watch and wait from a mountain-top. Below the wide valleys of snow and ice covered trees and roads of dirt and rock across the villages and towns and ‘Sity’ scatter—from clearings and pastures and forest—they wait. These are warriors—women and men—armed to war against what requires life-death or more or less. Behind the clouds and dancing lights—planets spin about suns and above—lands—three moons—fill the intervals of darkness and the setting and coming of twin sons. Behind clouds and high above the Riders of Iron and Horses, suns—rise and set and—moons come to walk-dance across the sky.
Iron Riders battle for the love of home and for the happenings of war. They do not fight against what maybe or is not happening or for religion or for the government of destruction. Think about it: Isn’t government—word same—as religion? The days of controlled weather and magnetic storms and the rule of one against many—died times ago. Deliberate had the—One’s creations been and destructive—either planned for or occurring accidentally—because technology happens—with and without—complete control—especially if a ‘maybe war’ requires corrective measures and especially if a ‘maybe war’ just needs to happen. Build it and destroy it and build it over and again or just because ‘we can’ and you cannot win and since you will lose we need to change your thinking or your social structure and remove your past from everyone’s history. We win—we write—you lose—you cobble together what remains from rocks and sand. “Oh well! Don’t understand?—We do!”
Walk! Mothers and Fathers and families are forever—as are people and memories and songs and dances and sorrow and laughter and Life…Life and Dance! Hand-hold and we touch mystery and magic and stop and start—alone with ghost dancers and with us. At ocean’s crest…Breathe the scent-of-twined-together-spark in the harmony of push-touch and the rhythm of twin-strength Life…Touched hearts and eyes wide open…
And! Beautiful you are…
‘You’…by Keaton Henson
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