Modern Fairytale

I’ll sail to the edge of the cosmos

Where the novae thunder their storm

Where light surrenders to darkness

Where love looses its warmth




I’ll walk in the footsteps of heroes

Courageous and driven in stride

When Scylla and Charybdis taunt me

I’ll shudder, I’ll weep, then I’ll fight




I’ll battle the three-headed dragon

The one with fire in its breath

Ouranos shall meet my sweet vengeance

Then Cronus, then Zeus and then death




I’ll triumph where others have failed

En guard! Parry! Then, attack!

I’ll wield that steal sword as I sail

Look forward and never turn back




I’ll voyage to the edge of the cosmos

To save you, I’ll journey that sea

But when I shall find you my darling,

Will you want to be saved by me?



Viktoria Nikola

2013

 

To All Poets

I know, my darling poet, how you bleed

A gushing wound of bloodied metered rhyme

And yet this gash is what us humans need

To deal with life possessed by pain and time




I know the ache and tears that haunt your soul

The broken heart you carry in your chest

I know that all you wish is to be whole

A modicum of joy from life to wrest




But, ah, the only treatment left for you

Is like a humor doctor t’bleed your thoughts

And for the briefest moment, you are new

Until the fragile thread of wellness rots




Accept your fate, my dearest poet friend

For with your illness you can heal the ill

And with your literary blood on lend

You might restore another’s broken will



Viktoria Nikola

God’s Art



Impervious, impregnable, unnerving

Undoubtedly the best in all of me

Unnecessarily I wished to be

But here I am, the life within still churning




It’s burning, aching, trembling, weeping

Like someone said “I love you,” then “goodbye”

And even worse, the light it held is seeping

Through every cleft created with each sigh




It dies with daylight, then resurrected

A trick it learned drinking dreamless nights alone

Or rather drunk on darkness as expected

By universal laws of “reap and sow”




Impervious, impregnable, unnerving

Involuntarily I’m cast a diamond heart

But underneath the stone, I’m bleeding, hurting

I’m guessing God perceives this as his art



Viktoria Nikola

The Universe Within

I have the universe within me

It is a wonder of a thing

It borders with eternity

And carries me on wings



Its billions stars of fire

Its trillions moons of ice

Give rise to bright desire

Then drop to arctic vice




There gods consort with angels

There demons scheme a war

There Logos is no stranger

Truth there turns into lore




There emp’rors build their kingdoms

And priests anoint their heirs

There queens fight for the freedoms

That pauper peasants scare




I have the universe within me

Though others think me mad

“Too grand a thought, chéri”

“Come down to Earth, comrade”




To them I’ll lean in slyly

“A secret you I’ll tell:

This universe within me

Is within you as well”



Viktoria Nikola

Ode to the Sea

If only I could hug the sea, 

The way it holds me lovingly

To kiss its cheeks as sailboats do 

Those freckling flirts on blue green hues

To blanket it, its callous waves 

With passioned heat of love-sick rays

To tuck it in with twinkling lights

The diamond cloth of kings and knights

Inspire it - the wise wind's game 

A lovers trick, caress its mane

If only I could write a poem 

As worthy as its lacing foam

But words are futile this task amiss

Such lines I seal with a meek kiss



Viktoria Nikola

Goddess

When I used to be a goddess in the life passed long ago

I must have lived amongst the stars, in a cosmic gemmed château

Crystal columns dressed in moons opened to my g’lactic yard

Where I’d catch the raining diamonds broken from old starry shards




Shooting comets, dancing clouds, rings of planets, glittered mounds

From my balc’ny’s view I’d see heaven waltzing round and round

And I’d flash across this lot, steering loyal stallions

Suns in my hair and in my gown, glowing like medallions




But now in the world around me, in every shadow of each nook

I wonder where my stars are. To find the light where must I look?

Where are those twirling comets, that intergalactic ball?

Where is the music swirling that so easily all enthralled?




Where is my crown of gold suns? It’s too dark in this life for me

When is this blizzard ending? Will it ever be calm at sea?

Perhaps I’ve dreamt up my greatness, though it feels real in my core

Perhaps I’m truly the goddess of dusting and sweeping the floor




Perhaps in my desperation to escape mediocrity

I believe I feel nostalgia when I see sky’s divinity

But I’ll hold onto this feeling, it’s the candle to my shade

For without it I shall shatter, lose my spirit and then fade



Viktoria Nikola

Strength in Love

 

I wrote this one for a friend going through a rough time. 
It's a bit short, but I figured I needed to bring the message 
across quickly. 


There’s strength in numbers,

But truer is this:

There’s strength in a love

That dares to exist




There’s hope and there’s faith

And light there is too

So be not afraid,

My friend: I love you


Viktoria Nikola

The Toast

To all the moments of sheer beauty

To all the breaths we’ve held in awe

To all the words of all the stories

We heard as youths our jaws ajar




To all the hues of every vista

To all the petals of perfume

To every stem an ant has conquered

To every plant that ever bloomed




To all the faith of arms outstretching

To all the trust in every truth

To all the gusts in every glory

To every heart that’s loved anew




To every note of every concert

Or every tone of every song

To all the chords of all the voices

Who shouted louder than a wrong




To all the waves of all the changes

And all the waters of stern seas

To every mind that wandered strangely

Towards darkened depths, yet let it be




To all the tears of joyous smiles

To all the hope of days to pass

To every star in every trial

That led us through our daunting past




To all of you, oh treasured presents,

I toast a drink of bubbly whim

Continue to defy our limits

Let’s fly upon your wings of vim




Viktoria Nikola

2012

Freedom

When freedom comes – your being feels it

In every corner of its soul

Unleashing that what’s been forgotten

Recalling that what’s labeled old



And you, within, a winged creature

Run towards the brink of your despair

And then with loud and joyous laughter

You jump! You fall! Without a care!



Let freedom come, let fear surrender

Let your unease become undone

Let’s fly away on airy whimsies

And let us do what’s NEVER done!



Viktoria Nikola