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Author Name: Freebluefish 3 Comments
Date Added: October 07, 2004 23:10:39 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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When Amazons Hunt Unicorns
When Amazons hunt unicorns
they must have long spears--
as the moon dances on the flower petals
weaved within their long & wild locks of hair.
Every hair is either tangled, coiling, or echoing
when jostled as they run down the glens, hills, & hollows--
with their unclothed bodies & naked feet they give chase.
Through the dark woods the Amazons race
after their majestic prey.
The Unicorn must have
swift hoofs in the rainstorm of stars
as this creature crosses upon the surreal fields
of strange chanting flowers the unicorn gallops.
But never does his step destroy....
The Amazon increase their pace
as their bodies gleam bare in moonlight
as the twilight grows deeper
they seem to glow
with a magnificent alabaster shine--
as their flesh glistens they seem to sparkle,
like nude patterns on a frieze of mysteries.
The unicorn leaps beyond
the pointed menace of their barbed metal shafts.
Unintended the unicorn bounds cross a mystic river
as the foam & confluence laughs at the huntresses unshod toes...
Left behind upon the banks the amazons cry,
as the unicorn disappears in a cloak of mist .....
Weep oh nymphs of warfare & steel
for you will never catch his goat like beard
nor ever take his curly mane in your swift hands.
Let flow the tears for you will never take his horn
for a trophy of your midnight victory.
Or then carry the unicorn back to your
curious citadels of female cruelty...
As the dying flowers cry within your hair--
& your gleaming flesh grows weary
& the unicorn sings in other worlds beyond your eyes & ears.
Beyond the points of your angry spears
Turn back to your odd realms of beauty dear ones--
as the dew of morning trickles down your face & cheeks.
-oh sweet maidens of death-
For you must glean that no mortal hand--
no matter how lovely--
will every be able to hold the curly mane of wonder,
or touch the unicorn of otherworldliness
as he steeplechases between worlds...
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 8, 2004 10:10:16 AM Report
Andrew: this is a truly beautiful piece.


Lady Dragonwyck and the Menagerie thank you for this lovely write....
Comment By: FreeCorina on October 8, 2004 07:43:14 AM Report
How beautiful, what imagery...And beyong this, I guess deeper meanings, not only because the amazons and the unicorn are symbols carrying numerous meanings.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 7, 2004 11:30:35 PM Report
Fabulous Andrew...all is as it should be.

"As the dying flowers cry within your hair--
& your gleaming flesh grows weary
& the unicorn sings in other worlds beyond your eyes & ears.
Beyond the points of your angry spears" ...your words are like music in my soul.

~Barbara~




 


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