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Author Name: Freedyoung 4 Comments
Date Added: November 09, 2003 09:11:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Vision of a Knight
Through a division in the trees, she saw a broken path
Winding beneath the darkening of the sky.
And, drawn by some sweet song from within the misty wood,
She left the safety of her lighted way behind.

There beneath the boughs, groaning with ancient wisdom,
She felt upon her face a soft, fine rain.
Letting it fall gently on her skin,
She imagined that she heard it call her name.

She sat among the trees on a bed of softened grass
And leaned against a giant, silent oak.
She closed her eyes and felt its ancient wooden arms around her;
Then fell asleep beneath the warmth of Nightime's cloak.

In her sleep, she dreamed of a knight enrobed in silver
On a horse that shone as does the moon.
He stood there before her, untitled and unmarked
With the exception of his shield, which held a rune.

Without a name, he vowed to her his honor and his truth.
He touched her face with hands both rough and loving.
"When you close your eyes, I will be there in that darkness
To protect you from the evils of your dreams."

Then gently, he leaned forward and placed upon her eyes
Kisses with the warmth of autumn suns.
The moment that she felt their arms embrace, she awakened.
The dream ended as quickly as it had begun.

Author's Notes:
I used to sit in the woods behind my grandparents home and wait for unicorns and knights. I was younger then, of course, but this is one of the visions that came from those wonderful years of believing in fairy tales.
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Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 1, 2004 03:08:19 PM Report
After all this time, "THAT darkness" still gets me. This is still my favorite. ML
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 25, 2004 08:18:24 PM Report
Dori, you've got the magic touch. What is it they say; a way with words? Yeah, that's it. You've got it. "A broken path / Winding beneath the darkening of the sky", "beneath the boughs, groaning with / ancient wisdom", and I like this, "When you close your eyes, I will be there in that darkness / To protect you from the evils of your dreams." Wow. "THAT darkness." So intimate. I just love this. ML

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on November 9, 2003 08:58:57 PM Report
How perfect! Very descriptive.

Lady Dragonwyck
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 9, 2003 02:57:06 PM Report


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