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WHERE HAVE ALL THE KNIGHTS GONE?


Today I am posting a contest entry in the Merry Sisters of Fate
"Watcher's Prompt Contest." The prompt was the following picture:


WHERE HAVE ALL THE KNIGHTS GONE?
By Angela De Groot

 

“Where have all the knights gone?” Their cry echoes in the hills, resounds off the tors on the moor, gurgles through the brooks and streams to find me.

What answers do I have for all the young men in their suits of plate armor searching for love’s sweet grail? I have my poppies, red, orange and sunburnt yellow. They dance with me, bobbing their heads, twisting their lithe bodies, bowing as I sing.

I bestow the love they so desperately seek. I sing the songs they beg to hear, love’s sweet melodies. I dance with them and kiss their petal-soft lips.

But what happened to the knights that came before me, each valiant cavalier inquires. I gesture to my glade of undulating poppies. I swirl my dress, and even then, when they finally understand, they do not flee. Instead they dance and lie with me until their minds and spirits depart, surrendering their soft flesh to the soil. They join my army of flowers and worship at my feet, as we dance evermore.

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
kellyrfineman
Feb. 26th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Well done you! I agree that we ought to set ourselves writing tasks - at least once/month. It will be fun.
angeladegroot
Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
If we don't find a handy contest, we can always do one of Bonnie Neubauer's writing exercises from The Write Brain Workbook. Let's make it a Thursday Thing with a week deadline. Thursday to Thursday.
kellyrfineman
Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Alright. Done.
writerjenn
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love that.
angeladegroot
Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you.
tessagratton
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
The last line of this is wonderful! Thanks for playing.
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