The Royal Treasury

A Poem By Sarah // 1/26/2008

A single drop of silver,
A web spun, from the purest gold.
Colors, beyond imagination,
In every shape, and size.
Precious strands of dew,
Falling from a shelf.
You turn in awe,
Unable to grasp,
The concept of this wealth,
The Royal Treasury.

Coats of armor,
unusable for the jewels,
that laden every inch,
of their gold-incrusted surfaces.

This wonder is amazing;
I’ve never seen the like.
It is like a huge kaleidoscope,
In all the shifting hues,
Of silver, gold, and royal purple,
Sapphire blue! Diamond silver!
Opal aquamarine!

Mouths hanging agape,
And hands hanging limply by their sides,
the conquering army,
can hardly find a place to start,
The plundering ,
Of The Royal Treasury.

In chains, outside the door,
A sobbing woman begs,
For just one of the treasures,
Which lie within.
“Move, Queen.”
The hairy guard snarls,
Pushing her to the ground,
The castle lies in ruins,
The Treasury is lost.

Comments

.....................

Amazing!
As I was reading it was as if I could see it!
Michal
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I long for the days,
when the ship sails were white;
When all the corners of the map
were not filled in,
and earth was as yet unexplored.

Michal | Sat, 01/26/2008

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I long for the days,
when the ship sails were white;
When all the corners of the map
were not filled in,
and earth was as yet unexplored.

Good job, Sarah! I love

Good job, Sarah! I love it.
-----------------
|Live,Laugh,Love|

Megan | Sun, 01/27/2008

-----------------
|Live,Laugh,Love|

Is this based on something?

Hi Sarah,

This sounds to me as though it is a poem based on a historical occasion, or based on some story. Am I right?

It is interesting to think about that moment when there is a pause in the commotion, and the war suddenly seems distant and small compared with the splendor of the treasury, so old and majestic. Then the queen's sobs remind the soldiers of their opportunity to steal and "The Treasury is lost."

One thing that confuses me is the change in person, from "You turn in awe" to "I've never seen the like." Is there an intentional switch? Are we suddenly in the mind of one of the guards?

Ben | Sun, 01/27/2008

The poem is not pased on any

The poem is not pased on any historical event, I needed to write, so I just started typing,
It's mostly just random thoughts.

I switched from "you" to "I" intentionally,
I just felt like it. :D
Sarah
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I long for the days,
when the ship sails were white;
When all the corners of the map
were not filled in,
and earth was as yet unexplored.

Michal | Sun, 01/27/2008

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I long for the days,
when the ship sails were white;
When all the corners of the map
were not filled in,
and earth was as yet unexplored.

.....................

No, it's not based on any story or historical event, It's mostly random thoughts.

Yes, I switched from "you" to "I" intentionally, no explanation, I just felt like it. :D
Sarah H

Sarah | Sun, 01/27/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
busyscribbler.wordpress.com

:D

Lucky you got a comment from Ben! lol
I like it by the way =]

Tamerah | Mon, 01/28/2008

.....................

:D
yeah, I feel lucky.

thanks, Tamerah.

(I think I only got the comment becasue
my writing was the newest monthly-wrtiters
post, therfore the beginning was see-able)

Sarah | Thu, 01/31/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
busyscribbler.wordpress.com

. . .

I suppose that is possible. So I guess I should just always make sure my post is on the front page! lol

Tamerah | Thu, 01/31/2008

.....................

lolz,
good idea!
-Sarah H

Anonymous | Mon, 02/04/2008

:D

So now i suppose you and i will be in constant battle for the front page. I better get writing!

Tamerah | Tue, 02/05/2008

:D

yeah!
At least there'll always be a new writing up!
it'll never be stale......
*runs off to plot*

Sarah | Tue, 02/05/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
busyscribbler.wordpress.com

Navigation

User login

Please read this before creating a new account.