Saturday, 4 January 2014

Sonnet: See my love dawning

Aragorn & Arwen from Lord of the Rings Trilogy


Do you recall how we first met, a dream
You thought as you saw me wrapped in silver
blue robe,  radiant crystal by misty stream
Of true love, You made me a believer                          


Do you remember our first kiss under stars
Filled with trees laden of gold leaves & heady blooms
After a long parting, each touch a fever
We sought for peace & love to reign, not doom


Bleak is the land gripped by wicked shadows
Festering darkness, trees & sea birds die
Hammering blows, meadows turn to gallows   
Fight for your crown, your blade is birthed by fire


Open your eyes & see my love dawning   
Eternal as sky, bright as your promised ring



“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Sunday's Challenge - Write a Fantasy Poem
Poetry form:   Sonnet 
Shared with Poets United
Picture credit:   Lord of the Rings Trilogy 

51 comments:

  1. we walk the same path on this prompt...loved this especially as I am a sloppy old romantic... :)

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  2. nice...LOTR is a def fav...we went and saw the second part of the hobbit last week...and we are anxiously waiting for next years finale...smiles....tolkien is def a fav...i made my son read it with me before we went so he would understand the original and the differences....

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    1. We watched the Hobbit too but LOTR is our still our favorite ~ Thanks for the visit Brian ~

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    2. ah i agree....smiles.

      happy sunday grace

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  3. Oh, now there's another story: the love sonnets of Aragorn and Arwen! Ypu could write the book of love.

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    1. Yes, I could, smiles ~ Thanks Susan ~

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  4. Wrapped in silver.... must be the moonlight!

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    1. Of course Dezzy ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  5. Fine poem ... so fine ...and thanks for your comment ... thought I lost you there for a while ... Alwys, cat.

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    1. I write here and there, smiles ~ Thanks for the visit Cat ~

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  6. Lord of the rings such a good one, and yeah take a crazy dream over reality any day haha

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous writing! Wow.

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  8. Really love this, talk about inspired.

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  9. LOTR, lots of action spiced with some fantasy. Love it anytime! Wonderful love slant in your sonnet Heaven!

    Hank

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  10. Oh, yes...you capture well the tone and the passion of such fantasy, Grace. So well played, the scene and details are lush.

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    1. The movies are an inspiration ~ Thanks Hannah ~

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  11. i love tolkien and that's a wonderful quote by him as well... love as well how you wove the mood into verse.. sometimes love becomes even stronger in the face of struggle and danger..

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    1. That quote is one that stood out for me while watching Aragorn's long journey to kingship ~ Thanks Claudia ~

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  12. Great all round, and for me extremely strong in the 3rd stanza. Very strong.
    Pea
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  13. nice one

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  14. Sweet dreams are made of fond memories!

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  15. "Hammering blows, meadows turn to gallows"

    I really like the run of "o" sounds here, and the word "gallows" in particular. I rarely see it apart from the words "hanged/hung" or "humor." Very nice!

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    1. I enjoyed writing this part and trying to keep it within the sonnet pattern ~ Thanks for your visit ~

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  16. Great sonnet... the volta from sweet love to darkness is so masterful.. telling LOTR in just a few lines...

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    1. I am happy you noticed the turn in the sonnet Bjorn ~ Thanks for the lovely comments ~

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  17. This is wonderful - the power of love! The third stanza is especially powerful.

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  18. "Open your eyes..." These are two wonderful lines!

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  19. 'wrapped in silver...' i so love this...

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  20. So beautiful, Grace. Your sonnet of love responds to the prompt but also stands alone on its own merits. Your progression from quatrain to quatrain is stellar and the couplet is the perfect conclusion.

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  21. Classical form and nicely plays with the theme: Love

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  22. Grace, you drew me right into your fantasy and I wanted to stay there. Glorious!

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  23. A noble poem. I like the second stanza... what love dreams... is it what it becomes?

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  24. Beautiful poem. It marries the romantic and darkness.

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  25. This sounds really magical, Grace. I like the contrast between dark & light and how peace and love triumph over doom. Great title, too. Lovely :)

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  26. such lovely romance! My favorite story line of the movie was Arwen and Aragon...especially when they spoke in elfin...hot....I had such a crush on Viggo...I ended up falling in love with a man who shares Viggo's b-day..:biggrin

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  27. Beautiful. Such a loving poem. I do like the idea of becoming a believer in true love! Wonderful when that happens to someone who had doubted it possible!

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  28. Such a beautifully magical sonnet of love...may love come like this to those seeking it

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  29. A romantic fantasy..I watched a bit of the Lord of The Rings this weekend.

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  30. Beautiful and romantic. Perfect for the sonnet form you chose!

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  31. one of the great love stories in fiction (and movies.) very romantic, Grace!

    i hope all is well with you and your family.
    Happy New Year!
    dani

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  32. Lovely lovely lovely!
    Happy New Year too!
    Anna :o]

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  33. This one has melted my heart ... Happy New Year Grace!

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  34. You went in a most interesting direction, in response to the quote. I particularly like your last two lines.

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