In an Age Unspoken

In an Age Unspoken

A Poem by An owl on the moon

A knight's tale... Thou shouldst whisper these words aloud, far from the maddening crowd…



In days of ancient grace disclosed

In an age unspoken, in the long ago

Lived a knight who fought ‘cross hell

To reach his fairest, Lady Ariel…


Sir Mercutio didst grow tall as a tree

Whilst journeying over snow and sea

Where golden dragons care to wander

In aimless worlds of flaming slumber…


And in the midnight of the darkish soul

He pondered the finest treasures untold

Though shadows swallowed jeweled gleams

He heard softest voice from shaded streams…


In this gleaming luster he couldst see her face

And perceive her voice in the ripples grace

Here in pools of liquid light’s soft sheen

Golden tresses displayed she who would be queen…


Now weighed he all the riches of the earth

And saw in this angel the greatest worth …

His heart awakened from deepest slumber

He journeyed east in terrors without number…


Fiercest days and coldest nights he trekked

Through marshlands, swamps to his neck

Done the raging storms of seas and sky

He now gazed into her glimmering eyes…


Gently then he didst take her in his arms

Whispered, holding her safe from harm

“As the rivers search to find the sea

I shalt ever always come for thee…”


Hearken to my words untold

When world is fierce and life is cold

True love’s the rarest jewel of all

Most precious gift on this celestial ball…


~ Fin ~

© 2010 An owl on the moon

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I think you can safely rest assured that ‘When world is fierce and life is cold’ I shall look to your poem of true love and valor to call upon the hope of chivalry and fairytale, and in every reading I am sure I will always find a pleasure as great as the first. I loved this, the rhyming was perfect, a beautiful melody to it and I very much enjoyed the content of it (I am a sucker for all things history and especially the medieval period). I think you capture the English view of heroism in this wonderfully but for definite the main reason I enjoyed it was simply because it made me smile. No matter how many times we read such things they always seem new and fresh and somewhat enchanting. Thank you for posting this, I really love it. It’s nice to see other writers on this site looking to the past for their inspiration. Well done!

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Theres not much to say, because words cannot describe how beautiful and touching this poem is. Love the wording, the flow, the ryhme, love it all!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like the contrast of fairy tale/sonnet. Cheers for your win.

Posted 12 Years Ago

In this gleaming luster he couldst see her face
And perceive her voice in the ripples grace ..... one word : PERFECTION
I utterly enjoyed reading your fairytale. Elegant, beautifully written, the words flow amazingly, the story's interesting. It's stunning... I'd enjoy reading it again :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

Excellent! It gets me right in the heart. Great rhyme!

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is so beautifully breath taking. A fairy tale any young lady would love!

Posted 13 Years Ago

"...pools of liquid light’s soft sheen..."
glorious, delightful, quasi-shakespearian images; eloquent and fluid.

Posted 13 Years Ago

If only it could be this way. You've spun a fairytale here and I think you'd have to be dead not to love it. The magic in your words melts the heart of those who read. I really love this you penned this poem well. xx

Posted 13 Years Ago

I love poetry like this. The story comes alive and carries me away into a magical, forgotten world. Classic.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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I like what you have written here. I found this very lovely. You are very poetic.

Posted 13 Years Ago

That rarest jewel is what we all want the most from life...Most gracious and passionate work..I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this eve...Thanks for the kind review of my prose poetry..That was a very old one..Pain is a little better this eve..Have a great night...The picture is fabulous...Sunflower

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on January 12, 2010
Last Updated on May 19, 2010
Tags: Knight Mercutio Lady Ariel Love


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