Easter. Day 21 NaPoWriMo. Today is special enough to bust out the unicorn stamp. “La Dame à la licorne,” Lady with the unicorn, is a medieval tapestry from Flanders, France.  This stamp belongs to Michael Lenard a religious poet and stamp collector since 1952 when he found a box of stamps in the attic.

To simplify the millennia of mythology around this creature, the unicorn protects us from poison.


becomes poison

stagnant soul
becomes poison

scorpion tail
full of poison
how long is your tail?

beware of charlatans
peddling narwhal or rhinoceros’ horns
it is only the unicorn
who can sweeten the water
who can drive out the poison

the unicorn
and the scorpion
are inside you

lift up from stagnation
from drinking your own poison

lift up from the murk and muck
look out from your blindfold

stretch your arms out wide
embracing good

the unicorn
and the scorpion
are inside you

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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