Celebrating a Year

week 80 ~ Guinevere arises at dawn

with 46 comments

Guinevere arises at dawn
and promises herself today
will be better and anyway
Arthur’s dead and Lancelot’s gone
so no one’s paying attention
to her aging beauty as dove-
like she slips out not thinking of
the round table or the life she
had then but now in these early
hours simply recalling love

Written by mairmusic

April 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Posted in April, decima

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46 Responses

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  1. beautiful poem!


    April 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    • Thanks! Welcome to the rally! I’ll be sure to read you.


      April 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm

  2. very cool. i love all the tale of arthur and lancelot and of course guinevere…may she find peace in her new reality…


    April 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    • apparently both she and Lancelot went into religious orders rather than be together after Arthur died. it seemed sad but noble to me.


      April 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

  3. And oh, the memories of love that Guinevere was left with. Lovely.


    April 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm

  4. cool poem :)


    April 29, 2010 at 4:57 am

  5. Very nice and lovely read.
    Thank you!
    Happy Thursday!
    Mine is here


    April 29, 2010 at 5:55 am

    • Thanks, Shakira & happy birthday!


      April 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

  6. I liked your poem. One of my favorite story was King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But sadly I never liked the ending with Guinevere. I think I like yours better–reflecting on the past and moving on, thinking of what best to do in her life!

    Michele Spector

    April 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    • Apparently she & Lancelot both took religious vows. I suppose it at least maintained her independence.


      April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  7. Beautiful and striking. I felt a smile creeping over my face as I was reading; excellent work.


    April 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  8. a pinch of nostalgia, well delivered.a lovely poem.


    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    • yep– trying to get out of my own head and into someone else’s!


      April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  9. thanks for the contribution!
    excellent job!


    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

  10. Love the poem and it’s references. Neat way to take a picture too.


    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    • thanks ;-) trying to get outside my head a bit.


      April 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

  11. I like the references to Arthurian legend.


    April 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    • thanks– trying a new perspective.


      April 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

  12. hehe! was giggling xD
    lovely poem :))
    loved it <3

    chocolate lover

    April 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    • thanks fort reading!


      April 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm



    April 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    • it was my pleasure!


      April 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

  14. Great poem, enjoyed reading it. :D


    April 30, 2010 at 6:34 am

  15. Hope you’re not in CAMELOT!!!! Lovely one you’ve done….so nice being to your blog, you’ve got gr8 talent…..

    I wrote a poem in my blog, this piece rest assured will inspire you and strengthen your faith…It’s more than just a poem the message it passes is magnificent, take a look;


    Ediomo Udofia

    April 30, 2010 at 7:00 am

  16. i enjoyed this and am adding you to my blogroll if you’d excuse me.. feel free also to add fiveloaf to yours too hehe! ^o^


    May 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

    • thanks! I think it’s my first entrance into blogrolldom! I don’t have a blogroll but I love your work & nominated you for Jingle’s April Poet Award.


      May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

  17. word power- nice and i enjoyed re-reading this mair..


    September 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

  18. Lovely poem and really enjoyed the flow. At least no one can take our memories away…


    September 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    • absolutely! and thanks so much for the lovely write-up on my poem last week– I totally dug your analysis!


      September 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm

  19. beautiful write…
    thanks for sharing…
    Happy monday!


    September 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  20. I love the way you word wrap into the next sentence, well done, quite clever, and enjoyed visiting Camelot, if only in my head.



    September 28, 2010 at 12:12 am

    • Thanks for your comment, and for reading both poems. I do love writing rhymed forms!


      September 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

  21. I hope she was able to “preserve” her inner beauty… and found peace around her, with memories et al…
    This is such a simply and beautifully written poem, Marilynn…

    You know, when we decided on the theme for this week at Poetry Potluck, this is EXACTLY what Amanda had in mind – Arthur and Guinevere!!! I am SURE she will go gaga over this poem… :) I did too!!! Cuz finding a poem that EXACTLY matches the thought that had gone behind the theme, is just too much of a coincidence! :)
    Thanks A TON for linking up this lovely poem with Poetry Potluck! It really is a special treat to us!


    September 28, 2010 at 3:31 am

    • I hope she could too. The stories always deal w/ the men, never the woman’s viewpoint. I hoped to write a series on unsung heroines but never got it going.


      September 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  22. I have faith she’ll love once again…
    Enjoyed this!


    September 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your poetry with us..
    Hope to see you next Monday, sign in to follow our blog if you can…

    your dish is always fresh and delicious to have.
    Way to go,
    Hope to see you next Monday.


    September 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  24. fabulous nostalgia. i personally believe some people become more beautiful as they age, for eg sean connery, pierce brosnan, george cloony….. :)


    October 24, 2010 at 7:30 am

    • well since we are all aging we hope for that route. But you will notice that you have only mentioned men…


      October 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

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