(xi) hermit

I would lead you gently by the hand,
tip-toe through that mystical land;

walk through mist and dark intrigue,
another mile, a half a league;

til the journey’s end is done….

and we are never, ever again,
alone.

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  1. There’s a graceful simplicity to these lines – and the language you use (with gentle hints of almost archaic words) creates a sense of a grand journey in the old style. It is a travelling towards something great and good – as in all the best mythic tales.
    To bring it to the conclusion that it reaches is beautiful: the two who have journeyed will never be alone. The feeling is that they have been so before – but not at the end of this journey. This will stay with me for a long time.

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