How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #3 Archive
 Tilting at Winmills...
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Tilting at Winmills...

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


0 posted 08-15-99 09:48 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

A noble knight, the gallant Sir Hirsute
No enemy this warrior shan't quell.
To fell his foe each day was his repute.
His kingdom of grand chivalry did tell.

'Tis said his ventures span til googol's end
In stalwart sentinel at Sturgeon stance
Deflaying looming giants who portend
Minacity to Hirsute's sprightly lance.

This valiant knight, a full brigade of one
Foreboding sword, he and his mighty steed
El Ronicante bear battle cries 'til dawn.
No count of peril does brave Hirsute heed.

Traversing mount and moor, each foe succumbs
To brazen knight, in combat cruel and fierce
Day's end with tattered lance Sir Hirsute sums
The victories of giants he did pierce.

Fair DameSal who by sheltered wood resides
A maiden in consort of giant quest.
Impervious, her tatted cloak beside
Protective shield envelops knightly rest.

For she beholds with perspicacious eye
That flailing arms of augur's giant sail
Are vanes of winmill's whirligigs a-sky.
Evoking Hirsute's chivalrous regale.

She deftly hones his oaken lance each day
Thence sabred knight, his kingdom he'll defend
And in his fervid crusade he shall splay
Each vanquished giant three sheets to the wind.



------------------
Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 08-15-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


1 posted 08-15-99 10:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow! Guess this is why you're the best huh? I love your work and you always have just the right graphic for it! Wonderful poem, Nan!
Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


2 posted 08-16-99 07:36 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

So Harry (hairy) valiantly stood among the esturary waves, smacking his sword upon the waters, making the roe rue residency.

Wonderful imagery again Nan in another Quixotic retelling. Bravo!!


Alicat
Loneheart
Member
since 09-13-99
Posts 90
Eastern US


3 posted 09-22-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Loneheart   Email Loneheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Loneheart's Home Page   View IP for Loneheart

A magnificent piece of poetry fair maid I applaud thee

Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


4 posted 10-08-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another masterpiece!

------------------
Denise
Pufalove
Member
since 08-18-99
Posts 120
Houston, Tx. USA


5 posted 10-08-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

wow, on second thought WOW! Marvelous way with words. Excellent. I want to be her.

------------------
O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.

Elizabeth
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-07-99
Posts 7296
America the beautiful


6 posted 10-08-1999 09:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Like it Nan--thanks for the smile.

------------------
*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

Mona Lisa
Member
since 08-25-99
Posts 100
Halifax, Nova Scotia


7 posted 10-08-1999 09:54 PM       View Profile for Mona Lisa   Email Mona Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mona Lisa

This poem is simply, splendiferous! Is that a word? Idonthinkso! Anyway, I like the poem a bunch.
Dr.Moose1
Member Elite
since 09-05-99
Posts 3505
Bewilderment , USA


8 posted 10-08-1999 09:59 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Nan,
Me-thinks Sir Hirsute has indeed met his match in thee .
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


9 posted 10-09-1999 12:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh - How did this get into this forum? Hirsute is Justin Comparable!!

Thank you all - I enjoyed writing this one.... and Mona - "splendiferous" is a portmanteau word, Justin Kace you were wondering.

Seymour Tabin
Member Empyrean
since 07-07-99
Posts 32119
Tamarac Fla


10 posted 10-09-1999 01:32 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan,
May I add another portmanteau word Wondiferous. If it isn't one it should be.
Pepper
Member Elite
since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
11 posted 10-09-1999 01:34 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Nan....this is a masterpiece, and one that I enjoyed alot...thanks for the fantastic read.....

------------------

May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Elizabeth
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-07-99
Posts 7296
America the beautiful


12 posted 10-09-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Here's another one: FANTABULOUS

------------------
*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

U K Hero
Member
since 08-08-99
Posts 271
England


13 posted 10-09-1999 04:08 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Bravo, bravo, encore.... (and much claping)
merlynh
Member
since 09-26-1999
Posts 444
deer park, wa


14 posted 10-09-1999 10:28 PM       View Profile for merlynh   Email merlynh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merlynh

Wow! Man those graphics caught me by surpise. Nice poem. I just want to know how I can get those graphics?
John Yaws
Senior Member
since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


15 posted 10-10-1999 12:27 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

EXcellent, milady. I like it. jabberwocky has bnothing on thee. :-)

------------------
~GS~
H. Arlequin
Member
since 08-23-99
Posts 211


16 posted 10-23-1999 04:14 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

encore!!!
Munda
Member Elite
since 10-08-1999
Posts 3629
The Hague, The Netherlands


17 posted 10-23-1999 04:51 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ah Nan ! This is GREAT ! I'm glad you took it back to the top. Arlequin !
Watcher666
Senior Member
since 10-13-1999
Posts 1630


18 posted 10-23-1999 04:55 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent! I'm floored by this one.Loved it!

------------------
Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


19 posted 10-23-1999 08:18 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Thanks guys... That darned Sir Hirsute just keeps taking on one giant after another after another, ya know?
Sally S.
Senior Member
since 06-07-99
Posts 887
Ohio


20 posted 10-23-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I'd like to add...."Beautirific"... (Going back to class now.....hehehe)
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #3 >> Tilting at Winmills... Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors