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Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Male, 56, United Kingdom (6/26/2013 2:49:00 PM)

The wind that never blows

The " wind that never blows" has left a message in the sand,
a message that the two of us ignored.
It told us of a battle in Minerva's motherland
and why the last known dragon never roared.
It told to us, in riddles, all that we would never know,
but naught about the knot to be untied.
It told us to be wary of the ones who dwell below
who still converse with spirits that have died.
It told us in a language that was buried in our own
between the vowels and consonants of now.
It spoke of gore and gristle hanging from the Leper's bone
and how our Fathers broke that sacred vow.
It wrote the final chapter of the day we can't avoid
whereon the endless night will turn to day
It gave us all the answers, and that's why I'm so annoyed

cos the tide came in and washed them all away; ¬(

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  • Freshman - 1,020 Points Peter Stavropoulos (6/29/2013 4:17:00 AM) Post reply
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    You have an abundance of talent. Best wishes.

  • Rookie - 629 Points Jefferson Carter (6/27/2013 11:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    " Naught" ? Jeezus, I dislike archaic medieval-fantasy poetry; c'mon, Danny, get with it! Whether you want to be or not, you're a contemporary poet (unless you're dead and moldering in your dank worm-ridden grave.) " Minerva's motherland" ? " Dragon never roared" ? PU! !

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    • Rookie - 629 Points Dan Reynolds (6/27/2013 11:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      JC, I was going to use nowt, which is just as archaic, but is still widely used. What is comtemporary to some areas, is archaic in others. This piece was fun to write and recite.

  • Rookie - 186 Points metamorphhh (aka jim crawford) (6/27/2013 2:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Very nice, Danny. Strong rhythm, feels really pure.

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