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Poem: "Older Princes Still"
Older Princes Still
This poem was inspired by prompts from cimeara and these photos.

Older Princes Still

At Namafjall Hverir, the world is thin
And cracked in places. You could fall right in.

The fumaroles breathe reeking clouds of steam
Like dragons snoring vapors as they dream.

The mud pots bubble briskly by the flue.
No witches tend this eerie, earthen brew.

No flowers bloom upon this barren field
But sulphur’s yellow badge adorns the shield.

The fairytales are old, but older still
Are stone and steam, the princes of this hill.

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cimeara From: cimeara Date: July 8th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! marvelous comparative imagery, and thank you for using my prompts!

(donation sent, as cimeara, for a more remunative thankyou :-))
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I really appreciate the donation. Yay, groceries! And I'm glad you like the poem too.
estaratshirai From: estaratshirai Date: July 9th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a good one.
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