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Saturday, 17 January 2015

LADY OF THE LAKE



Restlessly I'm searching high and low -
oh why does Dozmary* draw me so?
Please, I beg you, Lady of the Lake
won't you tell me the reason for sanity's sake?
For I'm certain these things I should know.

So at pool's edge I wait straining my ears
throughout the night, overcoming fears.
I open my mind
but only to find
there's a brick wall inside.
Oh Merlyn of Camelot
is it really my lot
to thwart my own destiny tonight?

It appears not, for through Arthur's memory I'm shown
the Battle of Camlan that stole His throne.
And since then the wasteland has been upon us,
endlessly oozing spiritual pus.
Oh please Lady, finish the story tonight...

Well the visions come to me at dawn in a flash
of blood, gore and sword's clash.
Then Arthur's body being transported away
across the water to Avalon's bay,
where the Ninefold Sisterhood began healing his wounds.
And there in Otherworldly time He'll remain
until England's dire need calls Him home again.


* Dozmary Pool, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England.

44 comments:

  1. amazing dear , really amazing Ygraine:)

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  2. Oh thank you, Gloria...so much!

    Big Hugs xxx

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  3. I am in awe of your writing ability.
    Dear Ygraine, this is fabulous!
    I loved it.
    Also, wonderful photo.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Sending love xo xo

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    1. Oh Margie, you are so kind...thank you.
      Aah...but to have the ability to write from the heart as you do...well THAT would be real talent!:)

      Lots of Love coming your way too, dear friend xoxoxo

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  4. lol. as soon as I saw the headline I was thinking of the Arthur story :)

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    1. Haha...was rather a giveaway, wasn't it? ;)
      Many thanks :)

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  5. Stunning and oh, so beautifully sad, dear Ygraine. Truly, you must have lived in Camelot in another life to write such wonderful words~

    Big Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. I think it was the powerfully brooding atmosphere of this isolated and silent place that inspired me, Jan...when you're there, you can easily imagine the Lady rising up out of the water, sword held aloft! *smiles*
      Thank you so much for your kind words, dear friend :)

      Big Hugs xxx

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  6. You take my breath away Ygraine and I marvel at that past and what your role could have been then, this is wonderful sososo

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    1. I wonder...I do have such an affinity with the Legend...and I wonder, too, if we knew each other in those times?! Well, it is food for thought...
      Thank you so much, Sweetie!

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    2. lol... sososo...mmm...could well catch on!!

      sososo ;)

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  7. Wonderful poem.. The questions for the lady played out in such a wonderful way.

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    1. Yes...I'd love to ask Her life's more urgent questions...oh if only such things were possible...
      Many thanks, Anthony:)

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  8. Your poem uses symbols well. Surely a unifying magic can radiate across the the world from that lake again. Hope.

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    1. Oh how I wish!
      If ever we needed Arthur's guardianship, that time is now...when the entire world appears to be losing it's sanity...

      Many thanks, Geo:)

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    1. You are so kind. Thank you, Linda :)

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  10. Hum.... that Dozmary Effect has brought more beauty to this already established poet. The descriptions are lively. Loved it.

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    1. So happy you liked it, Dumcho!
      I really wish you could visit Dozmary someday...the atmosphere is amazing.
      Many thanks :)

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  11. Loved the poem and the rhyming structure. One of your better ones (and there're plenty of those!)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Ha...occasionally I do find myself breaking into rhyme (of sorts) ;)
      Oh you are so kind, CiL...thank you...:)

      Have a great day.

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  12. oh i love arthurian legend...and sometimes we do thwart our own destinies....but i think that part of it is being willing to wait there by the lake until that wall comes down of its own accord.....very nice verse....

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    1. Me too, Brian...the Legends do appear to have a compelling sort of magic about them, don't they?
      Thank you so much :)

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  13. PS if you have time go to my blog, 3 three posts ago, I think, you're mentionned
    ;)

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    1. I will be there shortly, Sweetie!
      xoxoxo

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  14. Hello Ygraine,
    Good shot and a nice story about.
    So nice to visit your blog.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  15. Hi Marco...and thanks so much for visiting and for your great comment. I really appreciate it.
    Your blog is brilliant!

    Have a great day:)

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  16. A lenda do Rei Arthur é um clássico que mesmo no cinema é maravilhosa.
    Já assisti ao filme várias vezes e até doei um DVD ao meu neto adolescente que quase não lê, para conhecer, pois ele ouviu falar da távola redonda e me perguntou do que se tratava.
    Gostei muito do seu texto, Ygraine. Quem sabe você esteja sob influência do espírito da maravilhosa - ao menos no filme -, Guinevere!
    Um grande abraço e boa semana!

    VitorNani/Hang Gliding Paradise

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    1. I totally agree - the legends are amazing...I have been utterly spellbound by them for as long as I can remember.
      My favourite DVD is "Excalibur" starring Nigel Terry as Arthur. It has all the main elements of the story and more than enough magic in the telling!
      Whichever version you gave to your grandson, I do hope he enjoys it. I am sure he will.

      Really great to hear from you...and many, many thanks:)

      A big hug back, and I wish you a great week too xoxoxo

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  17. Wowness Ygraine..stunning and beautiful..totally my vibe and where my mind and heart loves to wander! I love the deeply poetic imagery you have conjured within me..soulful and inspiring.I Love it!! I envision a poet's-night. sitting up late in the dark with candles.. with a group of kindred-girlfriends reading magical poems..this is the one I would love to hear!!
    Hugs, you always inspire!
    Victoria

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    1. I always knew we were Kindred Sisters, Victoria!
      Oh to have your company on these excursions into legend...makes it all the more enjoyable.
      Thank you, dear friend, from my heart. Your kind words of encouragement are more precious to me than I could ever adequately express.
      To know that you enjoy reading my work is the ultimate honour...:)

      Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  18. Great blog with beautiful work so I congratulate you.

    Congratulations and greetings from Gran Canaria - Canary Islands (Spain)

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    1. Hi Andres...and thank you...so much.
      Oh wow...Gran Canaria...such a beautiful part of the world!
      You are so fortunate to live there.

      Have a great day.:)

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  19. Olá, palavras bem estruturadas em sintonia com a bela imagem.
    AG

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    1. Thank you so much, AG :)

      And Have a Great Weekend!

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  20. Very nice poem. Love the image you shared to go along with it.

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    1. Many thanks, Lady L.!
      Your kind words mean so much:)

      Have a Great Weekend xxx

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  21. Hello Ygraine,
    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog award. If you accept it, please check the details on my blog.

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    1. Oh WOW...I am so honoured...thank you so much!
      I will check out your blog shortly:)

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  22. That's such a magnificent poem my friend.

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    1. Oh thank you, Lon...so much!

      Have a Great Weekend:)

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  23. Beautiful! Really love your words! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Oh Sweetie...thank you...so much! :)
      xoxoxo

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