The Odd Days & Life of Elatha Jarlath McGhille. Part A. Eanáir ~ The one came in from the cold collaboration

Guys, do you remember Elatha Jarlath McGhille? No? Okay! Don’t sweat it!

The most important thing is that you remember Gregory. His blog, cocktailmolly, supports independent artists, writers, poets… Greg pushes up young talents and does his best for every new voice so that they can be heard. But not many people know that Greg is a brilliant poet himself. Yes, he is! You can believe word. (No? You can’t believe me? You can check cocktailmolly to make sure that I’m not a liar!)

I’m lucky because I enjoy the privilege not only of reading Greg’s stunning works but collaborating with Greg! So, it’s the next part of our saga The Odd Days & Life of Elatha Jarlath McGhille’. Ladies and Gentlemen! Take your plaids and thermoses! Today is pretty chilly…


This story starts where other stories end.
It was just another boring weekend.
Under the black sky and moon glow
Peering from the apartment window
My eyes. Frustrated still waters percolating wonder
At walking chimes seeking permission to ring louder.
Next Christmas passed by like a commuter train
and Santa ignored my letters again.
I write on the frozen glass ‘Nevermore’…
It’s nearly dawning. The chimes struck four.
Causing a celebration for equanimity.
A new year and no one hears me.
Within itself exploding volcanoes that will force more to grow.
To ring louder & louder as a thunderous burst causes a show.
That fire in the sky is our voices.
Debating the ideas running from sheep & the mischief of Corvus.
Will timelessness stretch out to the crack of doom?
My stagnant mind returns to my airless room.
Old musty wallpapers with whitish spots
from removed portraits… it makes no odds.
I never loved their histrionic look…
I look up at the ceiling with an empty hook.
That is used to grab hold
At the edge of an opening crack shaded gold
Stretched until it’s a spinning hole.
Full of cosmic colors. My dreaming’s out of control,
As the cosmic color filling oozes onto my bed
Taking shapes like the human body, lying next to me, it said
Something about splashes of inspirational kisses,
Sunshine smiles and enlightened darkness going for miles.

…the sky removes a black dress with starry cufflinks
and wraps itself in a pink peignoir… My egregore winks.
“Elatha, we waited a long time for you. Let’s go!
It’s time to meet with your replicas and talk to your echo.
It’s time to learn who you are and what your real telos is…
Well… are you ready to stop your watches?”
Stop. Everything stops.
His story revealed. A soulful blues.

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25 thoughts on “The Odd Days & Life of Elatha Jarlath McGhille. Part A. Eanáir ~ The one came in from the cold collaboration

  1. Ah! So flowingly beautiful and entrancing! And to wonder if Prince Elatha finds his self and his real telos (purpose?) But time must stop? Yes… He has fallen, no? Intriguing. Inviting. Enchanting. And what will the winking spirit(s) show? Finely, intricately woven, poetic tale plumbing the psychic depths of mythos! And I think I prefer “Mad Hatter” for you, if that’s alright! 😉

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    • OMG!! Jonathan!
      You led me to do some researches! Can you believe that I picked up this name by chance and had no idea about Prince Elatha?! 😯
      Thank you! Your comment really made my day and fed my brain 😛
      I’m endlessly grateful for your thoughtful comment… you gave us the new perspectives and inspiration! We will return our poetical ‘thanks’!

      Your… Hey! By the way! Mad Hatter is the excellent choice! Why is a raven like a writing desk? Any ideas? 😛

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    • Ha! Really??? I’m so glad to be inspiring! 🙂 And look forward to more on Elatha! You two teamed up very, very well! And the Mad Hatter is never sad situated behind raven-like desk, nor grotesque, though beautifully dark and romantically stark; poetry begun by lunacy spun. 😉 Maybe??? LOL Cheers!

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    • Yep! Really! 😛
      Thank you again, Jonathan! Greg and I are really lucky persons having such stunning feedback… now we just don’t have a right to stop!!
      Thank you… we will not disappoint you… I’d better eat my hat!!

      P.S. YAY! Hell’s bells and buckets of blood! Mad Hatter was back to WP!

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    • Thank you, Greg ❤
      Honestly, I didn't expect when you wrote me some months ago that I'll be enjoying our collaborations so much and that we will become friends…
      The best things are often unplanned, yes? 😛

      Well… it's time to turn over a page of the calendar.
      Let's go to Feabhra! Let's listen to what this month can tell us…

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