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myth_legend

Posted: April 30th. 2004 8:57:58 PM

Views: 1611

The Winter Queen

by Guipago

Age Group: Adult


Sit down and listen
To a story of age
A tale of times forgotten
A legend that was made

Deep in wood he lived
A cabin he called home
All the creatures he loved
On the mountain where he roamed

Now one day it came
The sound of tiny bells
A mere murmur to fame
Wafting in the dells

Faint at first it gathered
These voices of the Fay
All of nature listened
At the setting of the day

Stood now the wise old man
And leaned upon the rail
Dancing lights around him ran
The sounds of ringing bell

"Silence!" Yelled the wizard true
"And tell me what you will
For you give me a headache you do
With your voices oh so shrill"

"Oh sorry wise old one
A silvery light sang out
For what our Queen has done
Makes us want to shout

The dragon now is dead
Slain by our Queen of White
Upon his hide the wolves have fed
Deep into the night"

"The dragon is he dead?
How is this to be?
All to keep his head
Before his might do flee"

"It is true wise one what I say
But if you must be sure
The Queen comes here today
On her way to oceans shore

She will tell you all
So ask her if you must
How she made the dragon fall
And ground him in the dust"

So wait the old man did
Late into the night
When at last the call he bid
To come and see the sight

There above the river mild
The Queen hovered in mist
Beneath her was her stead so wild
Chomping at the bit

Around her danced a thousand lights
Lighting all the dale
Ringing sounds of mock battle fights
And of how the dragon fell

Fierce were all the tales that night
Of valor bought with steal
Thunder was their might
And stout was their will

All around him danced the Fay so fair
Telling how the worm was felled
From the lances the men did bare
And how the maggot smelled

The White Queen looked down
Upon the Sage so old
Her face as beautiful as the dawn
Her eyes of shining gold

"It is said wise old man
You have questions of me
Of dragons blood soaked in sand
And how come I did not flee"

The wizard looked abashed
But he had to hear her say
So he went on and asked
How it went that day

"It is true Queen so fair
That I question how this be?
For the dragon is so dire
And all fall before his feet"

"Tell me this wise one"
The Queen said with a smile
"Are we not better off with this done,
And know peace for a while?"

"Yes it is true what you say
For better peace than dread
So tell me how it went this day"
And the Mage bowed his head

So the Queen answered his doubt
And pain stabbed his heart that day
For her words rang out
And they were not gay

"An army with me came
Warriors bright and fierce
To rid the world of guileless bane
And with lance his heart did pierce

Many died upon the field
Scorched by his breath
Many I could not heal
And I am marred by their death

I morn their loss this is true
For they were men of daring
So give them praise that is their due
For their memory is worth bearing"




Author's Notes: This poem I wrote in the winter following the September 11, 2001 tragedy. My thoughts were on the men and women of our Armed Forces fighting abroad. While I do not support the war in Irak for the most part, I never the less support our forces - that is the men and women who are fighting over there. May the Lord and Lady be with them all.


Author's Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
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