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Rosencraft

Thrust in spells, fire irons were cast
Wild minds centre, great hands are clasped
Feathers fret round von Hoven’s draft
There’s much to fear where Rosen’s in craft

Plated in sheaths, impressions wrought steel
Thorn’s tender roses are flocking in teams
Verita’s lapels shall bind at the mast
What burdens we’ll bear if Rosen’s this craft

Swimming with roses by Stephen Day via Iconophile

Special thanks go to the spectacularly talented artist and photographer, Stephen Day. I found an inspiring story in his photograph, Swimming with Roses, and my poem practically wrote itself. Stephen blogs with the equally fabulous Jennifer Day at The Iconophile.

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

30 replies on “Rosencraft”

Girl, poetry is another thing I just cannot do. Great job. I had to visit your Gravatar today to figure out what the picture was of. On the tiny thumbnail, it was hard to tell. Once I saw the whole picture, I was like, “Ohhhh! It’s her!” Cute!

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Thank you so much for checking out my new Gravatar image. I am so happy you like it. I am also glad you like the poem. It’s rare that one gets inspiration from looking at someone else’s work, but I was blessed. I hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday. Hugs. x

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Thank you, NK. I am happy that you liked the poem. Readers enjoying it is the best result I can ever hope for. I feel truly blessed to have been inspired by Stephen’s work and thankful I was weaned on classical English literature. Have a great weekend.

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It reminds me of Old English verse, like Beowulf, with the short lines, alliteration, and sharp consonants. I like it!

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Thank you so much. I’m so happy you’ve mentioned this because I was thinking about Grendel when I wrote this. I was trying to weave magic and warcraft together. The silver rings just brought that out for me. It’s good to be “understood” in the fullest sense it. This has been awesome, hearing from you.

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Reblogged this on THE ICONOPHILE and commented:
I first met writer and poet Sabiscuit when she commented on my post ‘Swimming with Roses’.

She informed me that she was so inspired by the image that she was going to write a poem about it. Naturally I was extremely flattered and excited to see what she created and I share her creation with you here.

Art should not be about the artist’s intentions but about the story that you, the viewer, find in the work. Sabiscuit found something unique in my photograph and created a stunning story. One that only she could find and it’s brilliant.

Enjoy.

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Wow! Ok you took this in a direction I did not imagine and I absolutely love it. You are an amazing poet and gave my photograph a new and very intriguing twist. Totally worth the wait to read this.

Art is all about finding your own story in the work and not whatever the artist was trying to convey. That is their story. You found yours and it’s a great one.

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Thank you so much. I knew it was “different” but that’s where my mind is. In outer space. I’m so glad that you found it a positive complement to your amazing work. I appreciate your words of support. x

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I loved this photo. It spoke volumes to me, especially when his hand seems so strong yet he’s only holding a rose. As if he is making a piece offering and thank you for the explanation 🙂

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Good morning, Evelyn! Thank you for reading. It does look like a peace offering. There is so much conflict and beauty in it. I also like the idea of a warlord loving his bling. x

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Thanks a lot for your question. Of course, this is a fictitious story but I was referencing a 17th century Danish military officer. I was trying to convey the urgency of attempting a diplomatic solution to end hosilities with Ingerlund. x

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