twelve thrones await

Greetings, my dear digital friends!

This week’s poem was my humble attempt at “less is more.”

For those who love to “dig in” to poetry, hopefully you’ll find a density of meaning in the paucity of words.

Between the biblical breadcrumbs and perhaps a mythic Púca 🖤☘️, I hope this poem provides you with something substantive to ponder.

I hesitate to say too much more, as I am most interested in hearing your interpretations.

As I always say: who cares what I wrote? It only matters what you read.

Please let me know your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to this poem in the ‘Leave a Reply’ comment section at the bottom of this page.

-PS Conway ☘️ ☘️ ☘️

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twelves thrones await

chase the black rabbit
with the red knowing eyes
into the thicket
to realize the mercy of pain

where brambles rend flesh
where nettles raise hives
a blood sacrifice
an offering divine

chase the black rabbit
with the innocence of a child
for the kingdom of heaven
belongs to them

there twelve thrones await
there the soul is a thread
and such grace is laced
through the eye of a needle


  1. I suppose the 12 thrones belong to 12 of the Celtic gods. The humans who are clever enough to follow the mystical black rabbit into the forest will learn of their mortality through a small injury, like a scratch or rash. This is how they learn to tread carefully in life. Their lives are but a tenuous thread waiting to pass through the eye of thr needle.

  2. I like the 3rd paragraph, chase the black rabbit with the innocence of a child for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. This resonates with me. Thanks.

  3. I’m not very knowledgeable on matters of religion, being a Pagan but I guess the thrones might be a reference the 12 apostles?
    However, I am a follower of Celtic traditions, especially Irish. Reference to the myth of Puca, with their ability to transform into troublesome creatures and get up to all sorts of mischief, is adorable.
    Yet another thought provoking poem and chance to comment, thank you.

    1. Love this comment, Sandie. In a way, I was trying to play folklore off religion, through the innocent lens of a child learning those realities (or lack thereof). The allusion to 12 thrones was a quote from Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. As to the pùca, my grandpa used to scare the hell out of us as kids about it coming to get us if we didn’t behave… lol… my own childhood trauma revealed. Haha! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙏🏻🌹☘️☘️☘️

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