Thursday, November 6, 2014

Medieval-Faire





















drifting away into an age of dreams
castles stand tall, guarded by armored knights
training for battle silencing their screams
for the hand of their maiden they would  fight 

poets  writing  romantic songs of  love 
a  woven  tapestry of wondrous sound 
strumming a lute, under  the stars  above 
prophets speaking of legendary ground 

heaven sighing as dragons rule the sky
protecting their  jewels  kings rule the land 
wizards casting spells, how many will die
a  battle of wills who will take command 

silver  shield of  honor, a coat of  arms 
lover's ribbon to protect him from harm 

posted for dVerse writing Fair Poetry 
hosted by Gay

42 comments:

  1. i would love to live in such a time...to see dragons in the sky...to feel such a part of legends...though i wonder if you realize it in the moment if you are living it...smiles...a sword, a shield and a maiden to fight for...smiles.

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    1. Ah to see a dragon fly would be magical, a symbol of great strength and I think it might be fun to wander a bit in that realm.

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  2. Groovy piece, and an interesting take on the prompt. You really captured the essence of fantastic medieval times.

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    1. Thank you, it was an interesting time.

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  3. I always think that these medieval faires sounded like wonderful events. Not far from here we have a Renaissance Faire which I have attended a time or two. You have written a very magical poem, Truedessa!

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    1. I attended a medieval fair when I was in Florida on the Ringling Brothers grounds it was a time of merriment.

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  4. that must have been an exciting time... in basel there are still many houses where the knights once lived and sometimes i just walk the streets and wished i could turn back the clock a bit..smiles

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    1. Oh, I would enjoy a quiet walk there and I've always wanted to go to a castle.

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  5. A lover's wishes are the best protective shield and they will never let any harm come.

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    1. That is true and giving him a gift before the battle with the promise he would return to her..I wonder how many did not return?

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  6. A perfect rendering for a Renaissance fair - the ultimate Romantic Lay! Wow!!

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    1. Thanks Gay, I saw the prompt and it just took me here...

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  7. Ah, it's nice to be taken back to that time...excellent way of setting the scene for us.

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    1. Thank you a time of knights and valor and romantic love...

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  8. I would love to time travel just to be able to experience that time period for a day. Have a great weekend Truedessa!

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    1. I agree would be nice to experience for a day or two..I hope you have a great weekend as well.

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  9. Oh I love a romantic sonnet.. and the fairy-tale qualities of dragons to fight.. what glorious days when all was simple...

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    1. Smiling - yes, you do like a good sonnet..

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  10. You captured the time and setting well!

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  11. Very romantic indeed. Ever wonder why they wore so many clothes. After traveling I found out it is cold as the poles in most lovely settings. Still a beautiful scene you have written.

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    1. Hmm interesting comment..thanks for visiting..

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  12. Be grand to go back in time and live in such a place for a while. But it would wear thin after a little bit I think, all the unsantiary-ness of the time would drive me nuts lol

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    1. I agree to travel from now to then would be hard as we live in a modern world, but it still would be interesting to visit that realm.

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  13. We have a medievel fair near Chicago - and most of the people dress up too - it is a real fun celebration. I think you captured a bit of Camelot,

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    1. Yes, these celebrations can be a lot of fun..

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  14. This conjured King Arthur, Merlin and the fairy folk. Loved your sonnet.

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    1. Thank you..who wouldn't love King Arthur and Merlin?

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  15. There is always something idyllic about romancing the past, but for an average person during medieval times, fairness was a stranger, pestilence, terrible poverty, cruel monarchies, malicious barons, marauding gangs, the plague--& those nasty dragons scorching the earth & devouring maidens; I'm just saying.

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    1. Ah Glenn, some very valid points and I imagine life was very hard for women back then..perhaps, I would join Robin Hood and roam the forests..haha

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  16. Would love to find that legendary ground someday, I think it exists still, maybe all that remains of that time. Thanks for these words.

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    1. There is a legendary land..all we need do is open the portal.

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  17. i really enjoyed this romantic little write. here lately, i've found myself enamored with history, particularly the victorian era....but this poem just tickled my palette as well!

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    1. Ah, the Victorian era is another one that I would like to visit.

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  18. You write romantic poetry so well - in this one you have outdone yourself, knights and damsels, dragons and wizards, it doesnt get any better!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend it means a lot these days.

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  19. this is magical Truedessa and what a romantic couplet...lover's ribbon has such a smooth touch of love...

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    1. Thank you so much...it was fun to write..

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  20. Nice to have such dreams. This reads like the beginning of a fairy tale. And the idea of dragons is so magical. Must unlock some secret pathway in our subconxious. Regardless - love the poem.

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    1. Interesting, one never knows where the pathway will lead.

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    1. I would say I am still around..thanks

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