Artorius Rex

Artorius Rex

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written in 12th grade, a sonnet about King Arthur.


Artorius Rex


September 30, 1986

Christian man and pagan wife,
Joined though all the world knows strife,
Bring a child through love to life.
Christian man weds Christian bride,
King and queen rule side by side;
Royal father tries to hide
His child, nd his nation guide.
Child born of youthful love
Kills his father from above,
Sending him on wings of doves.
King of Britain living long
Leaves his mark on future song;
Child born is now called wrong
And legend memories are too strong.

For David B. Vive Artorius Rex! Graci!

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, sonnet, king arthur, arthurian, legend, myth

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..