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Author Name: FreeTristan 8 Comments
Date Added: April 28, 2010 00:04:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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A Warrior's Tale
A Warrior's Tale


From darkened sky he turns his eyes aside,

a haunting poem lifts his heart to you,

since you're the one with whom he can confide,

and flying whispered wishes fade to blue.

The changing colours of the day transcend

a bloody red beneath the warrior's mail.

No friend can mend death's gnash nor change its end;

a vein of hope eludes this mythic tale.

His tears track rainbow's hues across the sea

where you awaited colours of his lance,

the deep blue eyes his princess cannot see

will never get to cross the bridge of chance.

His death knell rings with mem'ries that he's failed,

the dragon - named Reality - prevailed.
Author's Notes:

English (Shakespearean) sonnet in iambic pentameter about a dream of reality that interrupted my sleep last night -- a mystical visit by my Muse.  I seem to be stuck on sonnets right now... I'm sure it won't last.  Thanks for reading.  Tristan

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Comment By: PremiumHOPE on July 24, 2010 07:42:58 PM Report

A beautiful poem and a wonderful tale.  You write so elegantly and sonnets suit you.  


Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on July 20, 2010 10:47:37 PM Report
Good work with this Shakespearean Sonnet.  Right on for syllable count and meter and a great play with your volta. *smile*  I enjoyed this bit of Gothic truth.  ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 20, 2010 11:52:37 PM Report
Captivating! Bravo Tristan!


Comment By: FreeMark Spencer on June 7, 2010 11:59:40 PM Report
The Dragon will always prevail against those who depend on the strength of their sinews. One cannot conquer destiny with physical strength, or fortitude. Choice is what leads us down one road or another, and only choice can avert, or invite disaster. In every telling of the Tristan And Iseult story, choice leads Tristan to his ultimate defeat. Love, even the kind inspired by magic potions, cannot undermine honor, if the warrior's heart is true. Had Tristan and Iseult made different choices, perhaps their story would not have ended so tragically. And if their story had followed a different path, what kind of influence do you think it would have had on Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur"? We are all protagonists, whose stories echo through the ether of reality. And if we want to reach the end of our story with dignity, and some measure of victory...we must learn to make better choices. Tristan and Iseult made choices based on what they wanted for themselves only, and it led them to their deaths. Selfishness is what gave their dragon it's power. As usual, a well constructed poem my friend.
Comment By: FreeGlata on May 3, 2010 12:45:15 PM Report
A beautiful piece of writing, Tristan. I somehow felt that I would enjoy your work! Enjoyed this a great deal...

Hugs...Glata...welcome to CP

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on May 1, 2010 02:38:30 AM Report
Another beauty and no mistake. Loved it. Superior writing.
Alison x
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 28, 2010 11:24:37 AM Report
Tristan:  beautifully breath-taking.  I am enthralled!!!

Welcome to Creative !!


Lady D --

Comment By: FreeAdri on April 28, 2010 04:06:59 AM Report
This is beautiful. I really enjoy your writing style. Just brilliant!
Adri x


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