Poem: "The Sapphire Letter"

The Raven by Aenea-Jones on DeviantArt

The Sapphire Letter
By: Eve Estelle

The warmth of summer has faded,
And now the leaves begin to turn;
Drifting upon the winds of autumn,
A raven carries a message.

On wings of black,
Clutched in talons -
A bottle sent from the wreckage.
The letter within is wrapped with ribbon,
And sealed with a cork of sapphire;

Flying up and over the ridge,
The bottle is delivered from Fate's grasp -
It falls into the hands of a figure by a fire,
A traveler who observes
Through the eyes of Melampus.

Author's note: Thanks to Joss from Book Wormie Spot for suggesting something with "ravens, sapphires, and bottles"! :)

Melampus: In Greek mythology, Melampus was a seer who could understand the language of animals.


  1. Wow Eve what a beautiful poem! You are very talented. I am now following you on bloglovin. I can't wait to read more of your work.
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    1. Thank you so much, Chioma! I really appreciate that, and will return the favor when I get the chance. I'm so glad you liked the poem - thank you for stopping by!

  2. I absolutely love all of your writing, I don't really get to say it enough.
    And I absolutely love this. ^_^

  3. Beautiful poem! Looks like you got your groove back! ;D Keep it up! ^.^


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