A TALE OF YORE


Blazing scarlet, fiery skies

Strong and swift rode the horseman

His flowing robes cast a black silhouette

Stately in form, staunch and tan

Through woods, meadows and streams

Unruffled, bold and merry humours

Made the woods vibrant and mighty

The knight of the land, prince of rumours

And so lives the age old tale

Of the dauntless, valiant Robin Hood

Inspirer of madmen and wild soldiers

Of hot blooded followers who by him stood

Kings trembled, so did Dukes and Lords

And the merry men in olive green

Ruled the land with joy and mirth

By death or defeat was he unseen

As now do we relish in tales of yore

Forever in hearts, cherished for his valour

His cheeky courting of pretty lasses

And bounteous charity that none could deter

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Your prose tastes quite like a picture, and the words flow well across the page. Very nice. Voted awesome.


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Thanks aviannovice!


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Linda Cassini 4 years ago from Las Vegas NV

Your "handsome" knight picture drug me into your storyline..you were a "featured" hubber on my homepage and I make it a habit to read at least a few from that list a day :) nice depiction of the tale :)


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Thank you Linda Cassini! How sweet of you to say that! :) Have a beautiful day ahead!


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Love the take on the legend of robin hood! I enjoyed reading!


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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Great writing! Very enjoyable! :)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Robin Hood will always be a timeless hero and this tale was a fine tribute to the legend. Well done.


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sharonchristy 2 years ago from India Author

Thank you very much Jodah! Your comment has made my day! :)


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sharonchristy 2 years ago from India Author

And Khmazz, sorry for the delayed reply, I must have missed your comment but thank you very much for your kind words!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

A wonderful poem that takes us back to another era, another time, the days of chivalry. I have always loved the Robin Hood tale and this is a very good tribute to that tale.


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sharonchristy 2 years ago from India Author

That is very kind of you, suzettenaples. I wrote this a long time ago and I am delighted to hear you love Robin Hood too. Have a good day and thank you very much for commenting!


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haikutwinkle 17 months ago

Very lovely poem ;)


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sharonchristy 17 months ago from India Author

Thank you so much haikutwinkle.

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