For Ania

Second sister of the sorrows, left

Without kith or kin, a soul bereft

On an isle once of green and gold

Now grown silent, grim and cold

Oh second sister, your prison time

Shackled to bleak but stubborn life

Your hair to grey, your eyes to fade

As years follow your empty days

So whisper, Ania, of your late twin

In laughter and in grace of limb

And whisper of your father stilled

Your mother robbed of word and will

The fates to leave you witness long

After all the light has come and gone

Until, Ania, you are reborn below

The second sister of the sorrows

Previous: For Achanae

Together, these poems tell the story of Achanae and Ania

Β© 2012 Elizabeth Cook


30 thoughts on “For Ania

  1. Elizabeth, two beautiful, poems, like two slim maidens who just stepped off the Isle of Avalon. Stunning! Promise all off your readers that soon you will give us the full narrative.

    1. Aw I love classical poetry, that means a lot! Thank you, Paul, I’ve been surprised at how much inspiration for poetry has come from world-building πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you very much! With this second half of Achanae and Ania’s story I aimed to write another poem that could make me cry – this fell a bit short but I couldn’t change it now πŸ™‚


      1. You are very welcome, I do hope you can make a series of a sort with those poems, I am sure they will be amazing. If it makes you feel something strong then that’s how you know that you are doing something right ;]


        1. I don’t know if I can add any more to this series of two, but there will be others!

          You’re definitely right about that. Since it seems easier to feel something about someone else’s writing, if you feel something about your own it must be a good sign


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