Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dragon & Bard


To the slayer bold, with courage, no fear,
And sword aflame, honed with armor anew;
To the bard who’s words fall soothing on ear;
Magnificent stories of much ado.

We seek you out, noblemen of the realm.
Recount your tales; it need not be the truth.
Bravery is you, commandeer the helm.
Sing us your ballads of a misspent youth.

Reveal your dragons, your battles with fire;
Your nobles, pageantry and tales of woe.
Legends and sagas, we truly desire;
The thrilling pursuit, the call: tallyho!

For all of England doth truly revere
Saint George, the Dragon and William Shakespeare.




This post is a response to the 100 Word Challenge posted on Julia's Place. Each week, there is a new "theme" and challenge to write a 100 word piece. Click the graphic to check out the site. 


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12 comments:

  1. This is well written- I love the little "drop ins" of the Bard's words. Enjoyed it.

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    1. Anna, thanks for your comment. Glad you liked it.

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  2. Harks back to chivalry and honour! Guess you were born 500 years too late. Love it!

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    1. Ventahl, thanks for your kind words. Don't know if I could have survived 500 years ago, but I do love to attempt the language.

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  3. I believe Shakespeare lives! This is wonderfully Shakespearian.

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    1. Lisa, Thank you so much. I am humbled.

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  4. A truly majestic sonnet. Very well done.

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  5. Now this *points* is a classic. The bard personified in rhyme and I love the way you weave George and the Dragon in as well. Very nicely done.

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    1. Dear bod, thanks for your kind words.SHall we have some tea?

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  6. Oh this is such a great piece. I too love the Shakespearean words that fit so well. It is a truly rounded piece and so right for the prompt. Many. many thanks for joining this week when I know it was a bit tricky!

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  7. Julia,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. Coming from you, this means a lot to this Yank!

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