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The Language Of Life


Collected Poetry Of Eath

Volume Two


By Keckith



Rafael Lopez



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Table Of Contents


The Language Of Life

Table Of Contents

Preface

The Poetry

Shared Words

Venture Into The Mind

Line By Line

Living In Writing

Inspired

Greetings World

Morning

A Soft Sound

Today’s Symphony Of Sound

Wonder And Wakening

Give Wings

Spread Wings

The Time Is Right

Joy Of Life

Love Carries

Birds In Flight

Sky

Opony Island Skies

Aloft Yonder Meadows

Will The Flowers Bloom?

Flowers In The Fall

Library Leafs

Perfectly Flawed

The Gleam In Your Eye

Oceans

Made Of Ocean Soul

The Isle Of Isdrial

Sail To Kastalan

Thoughts Go Drifting

Wandering In Thought

Listen To The Children

When Is A Boy

Who Am I?

You Will Be You

Strength

The Words That Weave

An Afternoon’s Current

Strolling In The Afternoon’s Light

Placid Celebration

The Crescent Valley

To Be Home

One Day

Those Days

Sometimes I Wonder

I Wonder

You With Me

I Believe In You

Tales They Tell

A Tale Of Two Knights

Storms On The Horizon

Into The Stormy Night

The Horizon Remains

Somewhere Unknown

City Of Magick

If The Stars Go Out

Night Watch

Ghosts Of The Fen

Marshland

Marching To Fear’s Drum

Homeward

Worthy Deeds

A Place

The Way Of Words

Priceless People

Thoughts Turned To Words

Words Unsaid

Voices Of The Wood

Last To Hear

My Heart Is Free

If You Are Alone

No One Lives Alone

A Light

Carry On

Memorial To Your Memory

Life Is Normally Hard

Snowy

Venture On

Unknown Endings

Start Anew

Give It Away

Join Hands

A Friend

Friendship

What A World

I Love You

When You Smile

A Star-Gazer’s Melody

Will You Sing Along?

The Last One I See

Reaching For You

The Humble Star

I Wish For Her

Family

Island In The Clouds

Sunset Overhead

The Sun’s Art

Journey Home

Home

Calm Finds Me

When We Let Go

Under The Same Moonlight

May You Be

A Day In Seaweed Inn

The Language Of Life

The Poets

Yution Keckith

Yenba

Hefmok Krilldin

Desselna Withion

Lenda Herrinbon

Thivy Thivor

Nista Shastin Wist

Enna Hathfost

Serindel Wist

The Poetic Duet

Twaller Ningold

Sella Dannot

Ivord Messonni

Miaka Esstiol

Banataka Esstiol

Hithy Greefill

Fraith Illumnia

Levolin Krincinder

Hanupas Mendrovin

Hirstin Cremoldi

Tiden Kellod

Thewin Dannot

Hildune Yakeer

About the author (by the author)

More books by Rafael Lopez




THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE is the second volume of verse in the Collected Poetry Of Eath series, featuring works by various invented poets who will seem quite real by the end of the book. The poets each have their own voice and style, along with detailed histories presented by Rafael Lopez whose first collection, A WORLD OF WORDS, won First Place for Poetry in The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards of 2014. The World Of Eath is a fantasy realm created by Rafael at age 11. Some of the poetry in this and his first book were written as a teenager.



To my mother and brother,

who endeavor in dreaming

with me.


~Rafael Lopez



Preface


Life is a matter that we all know of, yet a complicated and delicate topic that one struggles to understand fully. How should we go about talking of life? What can convey who we are?

Through writing we express ourselves. My father, Yution Keckith’s second volume of poetry, The Language Of Life, explores the spirit, times, travels and tales of fantastic poets from around the world through their natural and common language of verse, capturing and sharing their lives through their work.

This collection is a glimpse at the differences and many similarities our lives share, no matter what land we hail from or what era we live in. My father has continued bringing together favorite works, an endeavor that he began with A World Of Words: Collected Poetry Of Eath Volume One. In this second entry to the series, he has included poets of The Pre-Reign, First Reign, and Second Reign Eras.

Also within these pages are more of his own poems, such as the title piece The Language Of Life, and an in-depth look into the personal backstories of each writer through the biographies he crafted himself. These follow the poems at the ending of the tome, for those of us who delight in a little historic insight.

Enjoy this journey of poetic life.


---Quilla Keckith



RL Note


I present this book as it should be if someone living on Eath read it. Except for the cover and this note, of course, and a few changes where my name appears. Enjoy and have a wonderful day.


---Rafael Lopez



Background Of This Book



Author

Yution Keckith



Year Published

1091 Second Reign Era



First Published In

The Kudaith Empire



Published By

The Kudaithian Press



Copy Number

1127



Copy Writer

Delni Utho



Made In Kudaith

With Care





The Poetry





Shared Words


by Yenba


In the art of words

In the heart of stories

Hope is kindled

In a world

Conveyed

Conveyed by imagination

By a reader’s own life

By a reader’s own hopes

And a connection

Between writer

And reader

A connection of thoughts

Like shared ideas

Shared words

Shared experiences

Shared life


In the core of characters

The essence of literature

There is a sharing

Of words

By sharing words

We share ourselves

With readers

Friends

With the world

And with our own mind

Perceptions

We ourselves did not even know

We thought

In the heart of stories

Are the beats of storytellers

Giving their best

For you


Share some words

Spoken or written

Seldomly or every moment you find

Simply put or masterfully articulated

Safe or risky

Shouted or murmured

Similar and familiar and unheard of

Small words and sesquipedalian

How ever and when ever

Only ensure

You share words

And that your shared words

Are sincere

Let them have meaning

Let them be a part of you

Share yourself

In

Shared words





Venture Into The Mind


by Yenba


Composing a piece of writing

Is a venture into the mind

Of the author

Words thought

Expressions conceived

Creating feeling

Story

And worlds

One must go within

Search and mine

In the veiled shafts

Of one’s own

Quarry of memories

Mining

For the moments

Buried

In the sands of a day

Excavating such notions

That glimmer of wisdom

Assembling reflections

Of the mind

Life

And being

Of the writer

While reading

Such a venture

Is for the reader

To realize

A facet of the author’s mind





Line By Line


by Yenba


Hours spent

Pondering just the right wording

To build line by line

Layer by reflective layer

A towering poem

Reaching into the blank white

Of a new page

Slow-coming

Do these steeples of expression

Rise up

With great inward seeking

And careful debate

With one’s own mind

With one’s own soul

Impressing on paper

Slivers of oneself

As read

They add up

Individual lines

Of a solitary poem

Form an instance of one’s life

The poems combine

Page by page

Verse with title

Messages and story

To form the poet

And a life encountered





Living In Writing


by Hefmok


I met a man today

His character

Quite the joy

There was poetry

To his movement

A rhyme and rhythm

Of captivating phrases


Paragraphs

Of expressions

Amassing into pages

Of heart

And soul

He, like others,

I met whilst reading


For he

Is living in writing

And not here

With you and I

Yet I know him

Very well

As I would a friend


So who is to say

I did not meet him?

Meet him if you will

And those living as he

By reading such great stories

Where the characters

Come to life

A world is awaiting

Your imagination

To live again.





Inspired


by Desselna Withion


Inspiration

Arrives across all ages.

Little lasting lullabies

Wafting with windy wishes,

Some seasoned

With wild wisdom

Awaiting an appreciative adventurer

To tame their tempestuous teachings.

Find fertile fodder,

Mind-millet,

Watching wild water wend

Through timber tunnels,

Or orchard overtures over outlying

Revered rolling realms,

And all awe awakened

In imagination’s inspiring immensities.

Keep kindling,

Rich resonating rivers

Innocently inspiring inklings,

With warm welcomes

To thy treasurechest, thy

Heart.

Whether writer, Wizard, warrior, weary wanderer,

Intricacies in inspiration

Affect all areas

Of our odd odyssey of

Life.





Greetings World


by Lenda Herrinbon


Greetings to the dew

Amassed out of sight

Yet beaded over

All the facades around


Greetings to the chill air

That my breath clings to

That sharply washes

My face with the icy breeze


Greetings to the new light

Born of morning stars

Allowing us to see

Our lives and live rediscovered


Greetings to the sunrise

Spreading over cloudy skies

Igniting anew the beautiful flame

That drives days and our steps forward


Greetings to the shifted world

A little different than yesterday

And not yet as will be tomorrow

A unique day to be cherished


Greetings to the rest of my life

With this dawn being the brink

Of all the days yet to come

My life awakens with me.





Morning


by Thivy Thivor


Awakening

Beginning

Renewed

Calmness

Stillness

Quiet

Ideas

Possibilities

Anticipation

Brisk

Chill

Colorful

Radiance

Sunrise

Dawn





A Soft Sound


by Hefmok


West upon the morning’s break

Gentle sounds were heard

By those hither

And by those far off

Softly

The sound played off the willow trees

Playing leaves

And the deep bark

Along the river so still

O’er the pebbles’ smooth facade

The listeners draw notice

As dawn is released upon the land

As moments pass

Instruments join in

The trees breathe the birdsong

Far reaching

Light joins the sound

Racing in the fields

Up the mountain’s split

And long paths afar

So tenderly does the day begin

With a soft sound

And a touch of light

A new day heralds

Quietly gathering

To full song





Today’s Symphony Of Sound


by Miaka


I set out in the morrow

On my way

With the cold air twirling about

The dampness seeping into my shoes

My breath leaving a trail

Behind my swift pace

The Sun has yet to wake

It seems to me that life

Has yet to rise to the new day

But if so

Does that make me unliving?

Or more alive than most?

Perhaps I am somewhere between

The noise of day

Is not to be heard

I have begun today’s song

With my inharmonious footfalls

It does not bode well

For today’s symphony of sound

Yet I find comfort in my own clamor

And I want to keep it going

For if I stop and silence cometh

With an unseen grasp

That will have me

And end the day’s music

Would the day be able to go on?

Would I be able?

The thought

I think

Is too much to risk

For now I will keep the tempo

Until others join in

And better the tune





Wonder And Wakening


by Nista S. Wist


Wrapped in peace

Dreams soft as fleece

My miniature treasure

Who is loved without measure

A baby so fragile and incomparable

Sleeping by me, so comfortable

When my precious does awaken

What will this child be able to take in?


With eyes opening

For the first time

What awe awaits

The child’s gaze

At the same moment

Is both wonder and wakening

Gently focusing

On new and amazing sights

There is a whole world

Waiting for you

To make it better

A whole world

That will help you along your way

A world

Of life to be lived.





Give Wings


by Enna Hathfost


Be yourself

Strong and sure

Start on this path

Before branching out

Enlightening our minds

As we explore lore together

Sharing heirloom keys to life

I will give you wings to fly with

So you can soar to fields grander

And secrets to release your potential

Be your example of all that is possible

I will show you a standard to grow into

Role-model adult and leader for our family

I will teach and train you in every way I can

Support you with everything I have and can get

Tell me your dreams and I will raise you to them

In return, follow your heart to be the greatest you can.





Spread Wings


by Enna Hathfost


Build me up

So I can be me

Point my manner

Set me in ways right

Teach me of knowledge

New that we learn together

And keys passed down to you

Guide my steps to paths greener

Than those that were shown to you

Open my wings to possibilities greater

Unlock in me potential vast and small

Show me an ideal of adulthood to join in

Lead our family as I should my future own

Instruct me in ways useful and in ways fun

Train me in skills I enjoy for my own passion

Encourage me along our journey throughout life

In return, see me follow my heart to be the greatest I can.





The Time Is Right


by Lenda Herrinbon


Open your mind

And think of the possibilities

That linger hidden

In your future

What wonders

Are in this world

Your world

What is waiting for you?

What are you waiting for?


Time marches forth

With each moment

Passing

Opportunities changing

Grab on when the time is right

And fly.


No waiting for a moment

To find you

The right time

Is the time you choose

Search for your destiny

Do not idle

Endeavor to meet your dream.





Joy Of Life


by Serindel Wist


Over such leaves

As those you see

In the high canopies

Of a tall and broad tree


Light sparkles and plays

Caught by the edges and let go

To brighten the days

And the world show


Birds dive and loop

In a shower of illumination

Through branches they climb and stoop

Drawing your attention


Sweetly they sing and dance

Showing their joy of life

Extending their fortune and a chance

For you, too, to feel the joy of life.





Love Carries


by The Poetic Duet


Turn the sky,

With the gentle

Kiss you blow.

Float me high

With you

Starbound,

With the dreams

Of yore

And those

Of tomorrow.

Let us remain

In the twinkling sea

Where all else

Is dissolved

Into the shadowed horizon.


Soar with me

Into the starlight

That tickles our eyes.

Ever loftier

We shall go.

Love carries,

And the both of us

Will fly.


Sometime,

Time will begin again.

For now,

In the present,

Everything will echo

Infinitely.

We need

No new day

When we have today.


I will take you,

Picked from the mundane,

To reach the summits

Of the sky’s mountains.

Don’t peer downward,

Keep your gaze

Upon me.


Adrift the clouds’

Supple embrace,

Keep me close

Always.

For fear would take me

If let go.

The fall

From such heights,

Losing this,

Would break me.


Never

Will my heart

Abandon you.

Entwined

We are.

Two souls

Love has made one.

We fall together,

We fly together.





Birds In Flight


by Hefmok


High up

Over all that is

All the grounded

Above us down here

Who dream

Of reaching for the stars

Birds fly

They sail through the wind

With the clouds

Embracing them

And the open air

Beckoning them forth

The birds touch the stars

With grace


The world

Is a flat painting to us

Tethered to the soil

Like we have roots

Yet to the winged souls

The world

Is a sculpture

With depth

High and low

An experience of life

Wholly unique

To our own

And you see the love

Birds in flight have

For life on the breeze





Sky


by Thivy Thivor


Open

Wide

Vast

Drifting

Changing

Colorful

Orange

Daybreak

Blue

Day

Red

Dusk

Dark

Twilight

Bright

Starry

Sun

Moon





Opony Island Skies


by Lenda Herrinbon


The sea’s waves

Send sparks of light

Send drops of moonlight

Off their crests

Glimmering as the night’s stars

From Opony Island skies


Evenings are crisp

Whilst on this island escape

Brisk are the breezes

That nudge the waters

That nudge the shores

And blow over the hills


The heavens filled with stars

Flickering like candles

In the sky’s deep shadow

Through the placidly drawn darkness

Clouds of the foggy lineage

Amass o’er the ocean


By the chill first light

Morning mist shrouds all round

Opony Island becomes apart from the world

A hidden haven of grand peacefulness

The world could fall to ruin

And one would be oblivious here

With no worry of what is to be

Here in the hazy dawn

The lazy day is unknown

Save that it will be calm

Quiet and serene

As these Opony Island skies.





Aloft Yonder Meadows


by Hefmok


Wander down the hillside

To meadows yonder

Where the weave of trees

Part for a time

The ground becomes soft

Covered in plush grasses

And adorned in blooms

When you reach

These places of reprieve

Allow your gaze

To drift all around

And your ears to listen

The aroma to be noticed

For to my nose

The sweetest smell

Lingers floating

Aloft yonder meadows





Will The Flowers Bloom?


by Twaller


Will the flowers bloom

In this meadow hither?

If no one is here

If all around is vacant

With paths

Leading travelers astray

From this delight

Delightfully hidden


When you might seek out

The shortest of routes

To the destination

In the fathoms of thy future

To arrive ere all others

Fear what you may miss

Along the way

What meadows

Does this shortcut you take

Steer thee clear of?

What meadows

Will never blossom

Without you?


If my sight was drawn

Elsewhere

And my eyes distracted

I would have missed

This clearing

Along my journey’s long

Ardous road


If I were to leave my map

Unmarked

Make no note

Of this treasure in the woods

So no others would know

And no others would arrive

What would become of this meadow?


Will it be anything other

Than an unknown land

With unknown beauty

After I leave

And none come after

Will this world go on?

Or would the flowers

Slumber

Awaiting a day

Their day

To shine.





Flowers In The Fall


by Serindel Wist


There is a time of year

I love so much

Chills ride the atmosphere

Sun and clouds gently touch

When the heat hath broken

Ere the frigid days settle in

A world of hidden colors is awoken

The timbers blossom from within

And forests turn to flowers

With each lofty tree a bloom

One would not know such powers

Preceded Winter’s gloom

Witness the wondrous sight

As it shall carry your soul

Through the season of white

And you will remain whole

To the dawn of Spring

When beauty returns to the world

Yet the small flowers that season can bring

Even when fully unfurled

Are no match to the mighty

Blossom-trees of Fall

Those, to me, are most sightly

My awe they enthrall

Such enormous flowers

Each leaf a vibrant petal

And when they fall in showers

Stand and feel the Magick as they settle.





Library Leafs


by Desselna Withion


Crooked corrals

Kindly keeping knowledge,

Transcripts to teach,

Learn, lend, love.

Shelves so steeply

Over one

That they tend to tread tentatively through the treasures told thither.

An acclaimed abode

For fascinating finds

And august antiqued articulation.

It is inside

Where worlds

And aisles, all amazing, await

Your yearning.





Perfectly Flawed


by Sella Dannot


Treasure in my hand,

The sparkles of the stone

With its endlessly deepening

Facets of light

Draws the eye into the heart

Of the purple hues.

Delicate miniature crystals

Abound.

Do I dare touch them?

Would they break?

The large arms of crystal

Reach with such confidence

From their bedding

Of stone pale with innocence.

From afar

The facades look smooth

Catching gleaming reflections,

Yet if examined closely

The elegant crystal towers

Are rough

And imperfect,

But in a perfectly flawed

Sort of way.

The crystal formation

Shares this with all people,

Who are beautiful

Despite their own blemishes

That may be easily seen

Or perhaps visible only

To closer eyes.

Without these fine details

And intricacies,

Quirks and scars,

Crystals and people alike

Would be dull indeed.





The Gleam In Your Eye


by Ivord Messonni


The sky is bright

Like the gleam in your eye

That draws me in,

Freezes my gaze.

I cannot look away

Yet my sight is overwhelmed.

How can I keep looking?

When I look into your eyes

My heart weeps,

Because

That feeling I feel

Makes my world before you

An incomplete place.

When I look into your eyes

The light that sparkles

Sets me free.

Every star

Shines

In thy eyes.

Deeply I see

What it means to be you

In the glistening of your soul.

I fall

And your glance catches me.

With depths I lose myself in,

If you don’t blink,

I feel I will drown.





Oceans


by Thivy Thivor


Seagreen

Blue

Floating

Shimmering

Crystal

Serene

Sparkling

Ripples

Waves

Murky

Turbulent

Violent

Unrelenting

Eroding

Cleansing

Undying

Revitalizing

Healing





Made Of Ocean Soul


by Miaka


Oh here the gray skies end

And blue seas begin

Oh here the land ceases its march

And there are no kin

No differences in people or animals

All is just called home

Where the small and large

Children of Eath freely roam

In a sea that has no end


And there goes the wind

Blowing these waves again

Howling over the sea

If you want to truly find

The glory of the ocean

Listen to the song she sings

And the music she writes

Listen to the Sun kissing the water’s foam

To wind brushing the waves

Listen to the sea cry

And to all the life she saves

Listen to the sea sing

In her many voices


Here the old is new

Lost and unknown until now

Found suddenly now and called new

Here the new is older than the old

That no one yet knows exists

The great length of the sea

Stretches to the horizon

And flows to the bottom of the world


There are no boundaries in this land

Made of ocean soul

Where waves flow through mists

Captivating people like a potion

Enchanting the mind

As mine has often been

When standing

Humbly before its might

Taking in such a different world

Enriching my soul

With the essence of the ocean





The Isle Of Isdrial


by Twaller


A land apart

Differing of speed

And presence

Not far away on a map

But a world’s distance

In its heart

The Isle Of Isdrial

South of home

Sanctuary to the soul

And haven of peacefulness

Canopies of lit green

Paths below all aglow

Pastures of blossoms

Where beauty is grown

Sands that caress the sea

With life teeming

’Neath the lapping waves

The people who live

In Isdol City

And Isdel

Kind and measured

Are their ways

A method of living

That eludes my neighbors

In the North

A visit to the placid island

Of splendor

Demands rethinking

Of one’s own habits

And a thought or two

Of whether to remain

I will keep Isdrial in my mind

Fond memories

And warmhearted sentiments

Remain with me always

Even as my path takes me away

To future adventures.





Sail To Kastalan


by Lenda Herrinbon


How sad it is

When all we want slips away

When things go wrong

We cry

Seek someone’s embrace

And even if we sing a sweet song

The world seems so dim

And what used to glow flickers

After such toil and dreaming

Almost to have

Yet not quite


’Tis a poignant time

When an almost

Slides another way

Sometimes I think

That dreams come true

Are myths

That only happen in the fairytale worlds

Of Tronwith and Kastalan

And no matter how hard we search

We can never find our place


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