In your shade

May 5, 2007


I am a nomad–
running barefoot
on cracked earth,
chased by shadows within shadows
blood seeping across the sky,
harbinger of midnights winds
holding frozen knives at my throat.

You are a tree–
your branches vessels
cupping dreams of me
cradled in your shade,
my final resting place
where I can collapse at your feet,
slowly dying

to be planted by your side.

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Rax notes:

this was originally entitled Shade of my Heart,
and was inspired by Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series-
specifically the Aiel people and how they consider death
more of a lover or a friend than a feared enemy.


  1. Wow, pwede gawan ng mini graphic novel (is there such a thing?)! I like!

  2. ill post the illustration my friend made for this poem

  3. hey.

    thanks for the comment. im very much liking your style of writing myself. might come by more oft. 🙂

  4. Great word pictures and accompanying visual. I enjoy your blog. Thank you for visiting mine and for the link!

  5. Of all Robert Jordan’s characters, I loved the Aiels most. There’s something admirable in their strength and constancy. God, I love your blog. I’m no poet or anything and so for lack of a rhythmical homage, I’ll say this: Your. Blog. Rocks.

    In light of the Aiel reference: Asking you to dance would evoke a different meaning, huh? 😛

  6. pablo: would you like to dance? *twirls spears* lol. thanks for dropping by.

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