Saturday, March 24, 2012

"A Ghost of May" (poem)

A prompt from We Write Poems:  Bedtime Tales

~A Ghost of May ~

A long time ago
And far, far away
There lived a young princess,
As lovely as May.

She lived in a castle
Atop a large hill,
Her life was so peaceful,
So pleasantly still…

And yet she felt longing,
Grew thinner by day,
What was it she wanted?
She just couldn’t say.

She’d sit by her window,
And silently cry,
And watch as the clouds
And moments went by.

One day a young prince from
The Foreigners’ Land
Arrived at the castle
And asked for her hand.

The prince was so charming
And loved her so well,
Her sadness and worry
He vowed to dispel,

“Together from here
At dawn we shall ride,
Please tell me, my princess,
You will be my bride!”

She loved the prince dearly,
But said ‘no’ still -
She stayed in her castle
Atop a large hill.

She sat by her window,
And looked at the view,
Away brushed a tear,
And mouthed, “I love you…”

I’ve gone to that castle,
Myself I have seen
Her sit there longing
For what may have been.

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

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  1. You know, I'm really glad it didn't wrap up in a happy ending. Foolishness of humans makes for better tales. Enjoyed this. :)

    1. Thanks, Yousei! I have a thing for unhappy endings :-)

  2. A touch of reality in fairyland - how refreshing! :)

  3. If I had the view projected above I may have just chosen the same, Happy. The flow of this is marvelous! :)'s to you!

    1. Thank you, Hannah, smiles to you, too :-)

      It's a beautiful painting, isn't it?

  4. This is great! I love it - the authentic fairytale style, the rhyming and rhytm and the brilliant idea of not a happy end! Magnificent poem!

    1. Thank you so much, Mariya! What a great comment :-)

  5. Sweet and sad in equal portions. :) Nicely done.

    1. I call myself Happy, but I most of the time I'm 'sweet and sad kind of happy' :-)
      Thank you, Misky!