Archer's Knoll

A Poem By Hannah W. // 3/15/2010

Strange creatures with their elven ears
converge and chitter, sparkle here;
on tiptoes so they dance, my dears
while their master dangles petty fears
"Hold up your lovely faces, darlings--
remember, no more tears."

One-winged they in circles ring
while the great white bird, it sings;
it spreads its wide, majestic wings
while inside its iron cage, hovering
"Violins, knots and puppets, darlings--
all are made with strings."

Beyond the window frames, abound
the lion and the wolf will not be found;
Draped in cloaks and boots, around
while they stride like men or kings renouned
"Through the world we go, darlings--
Alas, but for a crown." 

Pretty little creatures, trapped they be
and every night they dream they're free;
in slender fingers so they keep
while twining branches into trees
"Oaken giants all have grown, darlings--
from nothing but a seed."

On Archer's Knoll, once more they dance
casting about their darting glance;
catching hands, so my dears, they prance
while their sparkling sheen has all entranced
"Even one-winged creatures fly, darlings--
if they will take the chance."

Strings and crowns,
seeds and wings,
light and tears,
precious things!

Creatures, lend your elven ears
and catch the words that pour from here
Keep them in your pitcher-hopes
and drink them when you need them most.

Comments

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and before you begin to wonder, I promise that White Funeral will be up soon.
Cross my heart. ;)

Hannah W. | Tue, 03/16/2010

!!!!!

This was sooo pretty! VERY elven..... I loved the line about the violins, knots and puppets all being made with string! Great job, Hannah!

Elizabeth | Wed, 03/17/2010

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

WOW. This was gorgeous,

WOW. This was gorgeous, Hannah. Haunting.

And I had clicked (jumping up and down, mind you) thinking it was White Funeral, so (even though I absolutely ADORE this!) I was getting ready to grab my pitchforks and torches when I saw your comment. You were lucky this time o_O lol.

Erin | Wed, 03/17/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

awesome!

awesome and wonderful, so poetic.

Bernadette | Wed, 03/17/2010

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I missed this before, somehow....

Anyway, this is great!  I love it!  I like the feel...I can't quite describe it...but I like it. :)

Clare Marie | Wed, 03/17/2010

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Haunted with the elven

Haunted with the elven mystery...very good

Julie | Wed, 03/17/2010

Formerly Kestrel

Very hauntingly elvish...and

Very hauntingly elvish...and I really liked the line about violins, puppets, and knots all being made of string.

 

Heather | Thu, 03/18/2010

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

When you first joined the

When you first joined the site, I think I made a comment about your being like Shel Silverstein. But the more you post, the more you develop your own unique style, and it is lovely.

Anna | Thu, 03/18/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

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