Saturday Centus

We’re back to 100 words this week. I decided to experiment with a bit of free verse. I tend to not like my own poetry all that much, but…well, you be the judge!

In Britain there is a cave,
and therein lies the wizard.
Trapped there by a woman he was,
some say by through treachery,
and others by love.

The wizard brought a King once,
a once and Future King;
a King who will return again,
but when that day may be,
is for none save the Wizard
in his cave to say.

So the world awaits the future King,
and wonders about the wizard
in the cave. Will Arthur not
return one day, and free Merlin
from his tomb within the stone?

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10 Responses to Saturday Centus

  1. Christine says:

    Don't be so hard on yourself, the wizardry of poetry comes through.

  2. Susan Anderson says:

    I love the King Arthur legend. It really captures my imagination.


  3. Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall says:

    a classical tale.
    love your free verse.

  4. Judie says:

    I agree with Jingle! You did a wonderful job with this prompt!!!

  5. jeff campbell says:

    Quite a clever use of the prompt…Camelot and the story a favorite of mine…well done…Peace and blessings

  6. Dazee Dreamer says:

    wow, you sold yourself short. I thought it was awesome.

  7. Unknown says:

    JUDGE …. not likely. Love the Merlin/Arthur twist. Good job…

  8. Nonna says:

    Excellent poem with one of my favorite fantasy books.You vastly undercut your ability to entertain and produce inventive work…loved it !

  9. Jo says:

    you rocked it!!! yeah that is an attempt at some sort of pun … groan … I totally love the Merlin/Arthur take on this prompt … i'm having a "why didn't i think of that" moment … yeah … I totally loved it!!!

  10. Jenny says:

    I think you write poetry beautifully…but then I suspect you could write a cereal advertisement and it would be fantastic word crafting.

    I liked this.

    A lot.

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