SIR VALIANT POET IN THE DAYS OF YORE

Medieval_Knight_by_lijinbo78
Medieval_Knight_by_lijinbo78

They did live happily ever after. It always seemed that every happily ever after starts with once upon a time. Poets with hearts of gold live the fairy tale writing without fail to assail what lives in these hearts through their rhyme. Banners unfurled, riding to rescue muses held captive in the unreachable tower of a strangled mind, to vanquish villains of verses left undone – all battles won by the surgical strokes of his pen. O’er hill and stream, though valley and dale – poets usually prevail, leaving marks on pages all their own. A rhyming jester upon his steed, his ink bleeds across his virgin page until all sage words have wreaked havoc on its pristine papyrus. It certainly could be worse, but it is his verbal scimitar that he wields with such aplomb. His heart would in all ways find the word or phrase to fill his days with verse. In a far away land, a simple man of expressive heart and gilded tongue had begun on a quest to say with that heart all that his eyes refused to see. Once upon a time…

A hero of words
searches for beauty within.
And so it begins…

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day #28: “Backward Story”

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5 thoughts on “SIR VALIANT POET IN THE DAYS OF YORE

  1. Thanks Paula. Just happy it reads well forward and backward. The story remains told. But I’m not fully sold on my brilliance. My light gets brighter when I surround myself with equally bright lights. Hard to tell where my “brilliance” ends and where your and other poets brilliance begins!

    1. Oh…and the prompts I chose to follow this month are at 1Sojournal.wordpress.com. This poem would fit nicely to today’s prompt……for which I haven’t seemed to come up with anything…yet.

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