video Rapunzel in the Depth by Clive Dee

Rapunzel in the Depth

Rapunzel’s down a well
her hair is coiled down with her
and is no use to climb

going down’s no good
you might dislodge a rock
and break her porcelain crown

do not yell advice
the echoes will shatter
her listening heart

extinguish the torch
she has a light
but stays in the darkness for now

just wait whisper leave a gift
one day she may save you


Clive Dee, born in 1961, is a poet and freelance software engineer. Formerly an Anglican Priest who lost his personal faith along the way, together with any regard and respect for organised expressions of religion. Clive lives near the Malvern Hills in the west of Britain and treasures the edges.


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