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Dragon Ships

Post by bags123 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:53 am

On dragon ships
men scan the skies
Perplexed, they ask
the reasons why?
They sail so far
from friendly fjords
to find an
unknown future.

Their leader stands
from rough hewn oars
These waters never
seen before,
but sagas tell of
gold, and land
that's ripe now
for the taking

"Be strong Norsemen
and persevere!
This voyage
fills your hearts with fear.
By dawn we'll land
on foreign soil
Keep weapons sharp
and ready".

With morning sun
a guard conveys
Four distant ships
assault his gaze
A raven's crest
is flown on high
"Flee now... or we'll
be slaughtered".

A warlord grips
his heavy sword
The Bishop waits,
as he kneels toward
The altar of
the one true God
requesting his
protection

He rises from
his age-ed knees
His men will fight
They've all agreed
Out numbered by
the heathen hordes
Faith goes before
the battle

Thor's army
disembarks its ships
A viking creed
escapes their lips
" If I should I die
a valient death,
Valhalla bids
me enter".

Berserkers drink
their bitter herbs
Ferocity will not
be curbed
The first in battle,
last to die
Blood lust, has been
created

They march
unlimbered
too the fore
Scars mark this place
like those before
To kill the weak ,
then take what's left
Survival of
the fittest

The warlord sees
his own demise
Considers what
to compromise.
"I'll give you half
my gold and food
Our women yours
for taking".

The pagan chief
who hears these pleas
laughs with distaste
and then decrees;
That such a man
deserves to die
The world's best rid
of cowards.

Across the shallow
walls they came
Defenses fell
by weight of shame
The warlords head
adornes the prow ,
while dragon ships
sail homeward.
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by Milk White Chocolate » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:12 am

:thumbsup:

I like, I like...

I didn't recognize the form...what is it?
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by bags123 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:43 am

Milk White Chocolate wrote::thumbsup:

I like, I like...

I didn't recognize the form...what is it?

Something new. I call it " Bagsonian Chantometer". Very rare actually. :cheers:
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by Jim » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:25 am

Hi bags,

A great Norse Saga,

I can see you in an old Danish tavern standing on the table singing it out. :cheers:

TC
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by bags123 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:10 am

Jim wrote:Hi bags,

A great Norse Saga,

I can see you in an old Danish tavern standing on the table singing it out. :cheers:

TC
Jim

Thanks Jim. I thought I recognized you. :mrgreen: :cheers:
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by starfire » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:00 pm

I loved your references to Nordic Mythology! a gorgeous that truly brings forward a new light... I love your imagry as well...

I will see if I can write a poem as well as you in "Bagsonian Chantometer" form

:grin:
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:21 pm

:mrgreen: :hello:
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by jeannerené » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:46 pm

Very nice Bags .... demands to be read aloud .... and yes, in a tavern would do nicely.

:cheers:
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
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Re: Dragon Ships

Post by bags123 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:36 am

jeannerené wrote:Very nice Bags .... demands to be read aloud .... and yes, in a tavern would do nicely.

:cheers:

Hi Jeanne,
If you supply the mead,..... I'll provide the entertainment. :mrgreen:
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