A Summer's Sanguine Song

     a summer's sanguine song

     divine of golden hair
     her head towards me she angles
     no harm is ransomed there
     with earnest expectation
     she learns what not to be
     so I can no ways teach her
     and yet she cannot see

     except for stars and laughter

     cascading down my face
     constrained to swell in terror
     of age and fleeting grace
     to sleep among the heavens
     sweet sorrow be thy bed
     lie down among the angels
     your scarlet cloak be spread
     give ground to goodly autumn
     on wintry winds arrive
     in hopes of spring-like sunshine
     when once again you rise

​​Ray Cattie is a native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  He currently lives in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  As well as freelance writing, Ray teaches at both the high school and the college levels.  Novels by Ray Cattie include: "Alone In a Crowd," "Knucklebones," "Ard Righ" (A Celtic Tale Book I), "The Kingdom of Summer" (A Celtic Tale Book II), "Reign of Fire" (A Celtic Tale Book III), "Shadow of the Grail" (A Celtic Tale), and "The Messiah Helix" (A Novel of the Custodis Veritas).

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Ray Cattie, Freelance Writer/Novelist

​​       A chapbook of American poetry!

A review of "Alone In a Crowd" from Amazon.com:

"Beautiful, dark, pensive...poems that make you think about your life - about love, youth, loss and all the many things we experience along the way. Do you have a muse? Even if you're not an artist of any kind, I bet you do, and these works may just make you realize that. Read them slowly...savor them...think about them and how you can relate. I know I'll read some of them again and again, especially on those dark and stormy nights, when imagining is easiest."

A testament  from the Pendragon Historical Society on Ray's Arthurian fiction "Ard Righ," "The Kingdom of Summer," "Reign of Fire," & "Shadow of the Grail:" Cattie is on the"...list of what we consider to be the most important Arthurian fiction writers from the start of the twentieth century onwards."