The Luminaria: A Pantoum

The Luminaria: A Pantoum

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"Princeling, child of forest fair, 
  seek the star in dragon's lair," 
  said the witch with ragged hair. 
  
  So the Princeling journeyed forth and far, 
  and found a dragon with scales of tar, 
  and cut its head and stole its star. 
  
  Said the star, "I am freed by thee. 
  I will show you mercy and let you flee, 
  for I am a curse, once trapped, now free." 
  
  And the Princeling knelt by the dragon's head, 
  the Princeling wept and the dragon bled,
  a bitter tear on a dragon dead.
  
  - from To Kill a King

  • betrayal
  • dragon
  • pantoum
  • poem
  • poetry
  • prince
  • star
Nitpickery Nitpickery Sep 27, 2017
This is the best poem I have ever read. Even though I hate this author, I have to say that this poem is quite the beauty.
novembernight novembernight Apr 23, 2018
The structure, the story, everything as a whole was a masterpiece. I really enjoyed reading it.
Literacy101 Literacy101 Oct 20, 2017
Wow that was awesome. I'm not fond of the repetition, it got a bit annoying, but the story told within the poem itself was amazing and really well done. Excellent work.
pitchblease1 pitchblease1 Sep 27, 2017
This is so good it made the pimple on my nipple stir. 💯💯💯