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Author Name: Freeborderline_mary 6 Comments
Date Added: December 20, 2008 22:12:04 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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Darkling tremors, kiss’d of light—
Fain would they be whisperèd.
Gliding twixt the brink of sight
And rims of wild and fey-touch’d night,
Their eyes are cast from lambent blight—
They sing in dim and dead.

Once were godlings, they, and free—
Riders ’neath the gloaming’s wind.
Dancing wintry sanctity,
They daren’t admit their brevity
Or falt’ring of their eulogy—
They weave their weft and wend.

Once more beauteous far than all;
Men have turned from pulchritude,
Rather seeking dwellings tall
And leaving former lords to fall—
The Sidhe of old in stagnant pall
Find naught they can allude.

They are darkling, robbed of light,
Wand’rers in their broken ring.
Fain would set themselves aright,
But dispossessed of will to fight
They dream in e’er-decaying night—
In dim and dead they sing.
Author's Notes:
Old European myths have always attracted me.  A very old vocabulary challenge that turned into a flight of whimsy.
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Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on June 1, 2009 05:09:57 PM Report
Congratulations on the Feature Poem Award for this excellent write.  Also glad to see you posting


Lady Dragonwyck 

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on December 21, 2008 12:50:34 PM Report
So creative.

A Brilliant write!

Comment By: FreeBrittany Rainess on December 21, 2008 10:35:17 AM Report
WOW! how do you write like that? this is so phenomenial! Your word choice is so unique and interesting! the topic is so intriguing and your rhyming is smooth and unforced. i envy you. this poem is beautiful
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on December 21, 2008 03:31:36 AM Report

Incredible writing
Ali x

Comment By: FreeJennifer on December 20, 2008 11:31:05 PM Report
well a challenge that you seem an old pro at! This is so good!


Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on December 20, 2008 11:05:34 PM Report
I love the "Old English" here. Very creative piece Mary. Joe


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