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Quinella's Dream - The Finale [Part X]

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Quinella's Dream - The Finale [Part X]

[Story Parts I - IX: Quinella dreamt of a Knight, and shared the vision with her mother. She asks Wizard Nor for a dreaming potion. Under its spell, Quinella's dream becomes a nightmare, which Nor recognizes, and acknowledges that Konrad will be his enemy, foretelling his arrival. Konrad comes, in search of a vision inspired by dreams. Quinella and Konrad meet; Nor states to himself his love to Quinella, and swears Konrad is his rival. A conversation ensued, the outcome is written in stone.]

Wicked buzzards have landed at Wizard's feet ~ he faces Konrad and Quinella and fearfully threatens his mission to rid Quinella from the site so that he might slay Konrad, forever ridding himself of his one enemy…

'Wizard, nay! Cease thy evil
recitation, and cast not thy allegations
upon this Knight!'

'Maiden, cower not, yon petty man
does not deposit alarm in my soul,
but if thou shall take leave,
only bid thy will, and grant this poor
Knight to escort ye to yon hearth
in safety.'

'Give over! Quinella, come hither!'

'Nay, Wizard, seize not thy sleeve,
and back ye off from mine presence ~
ye've acted crudely and unrefined,
a gentle man be ye not,
thy presence offends all senses ~
cast thyself back
to blackest cave
and wither away
anon.'

'Quinella, my love, come,
let me see thee home, let me
trek with you, make clear to you
the jeopardy of
the stranger…'

'Nay Wizard! Off with you,
away now! Cans't thou understand
thy foolish face, moonstruck tho
it looks, is still a frog's face?
Be away!'

'Frog's face!? Quinella, dare
not you chortle further,
or I shall for your break fast
pour this knave's vital fluid of life
into a tankard, just for your
thirst, and that will be
all that you shall know
of him!'

'Wizard, now pray tell, why 'tis
your dislike so intent upon my
soul?

I've not done harm to your
flesh,
nor your spirit,
I've not preyed upon your
lands, nor
spilled my essence upon
your trees…

Sire, why for do you castigate me so?'

Black eyes blazing, Wizard's voice becomes Hell itself…hot, acrid, ammoniac and demonic…

'Curse ye fool! Ye shall not
know Quinella, she belongs as mine,
thou art but a corpse still
standing!'

And drawing his sword, which instantly makes a transformation into a flashing staff of lightening streaks, Wizard Nor lunges at Konrad, after which the worst of all earthly conflicts ensue. Horrendous sounds fill the air, which has turned first red, then darkens with dusk as the two powers continue the vicious engagement, with only one to emerge the victor…

bells toll thy darkest hour comes

O maman

he came
he came to me last morningtide

O maman
I weep, I weep

Knight's raiment
of darkest cloth
hid thy virtues well

or did Wizard
cast thy spell…

O! to see thy
kindest face, O Knight
O dearest Konrad,
once more in worship's trance
shall I entreat only of you…

O to reach and clutch
thy cloak again,
to see through yet
this caliginous gloaming,

and not see blood red
infuse the velveteen…

a voice rasps out…

Quinella…

Quinella…..

speak thee
that I may drag toward
thy voice,
this vision
that haunts me
yet
entreats me,

as in mid-night I behold
sun's shine

reach to thine ears
thy voice,
ah, tremulously rich,
enchantingly husky,

from which truly could emanate
from only thy rubied lips
'neath wondrous oceanic
eyes

Konrad!

Quinella, my dearest love,
woulds't thou hold me
once, truest love,
let thy
soft tendrils
brush mine face….

Ah Moonlight, lightsome my
way to thy favored Knight!

Ask all of night's diamonds
to brilliant the skies
and allow ye, old man,
to shine my way to

Konrad!

O beloved! O beauteous face,
my dreams foretold
of this embrace,
staunch thy chest
of blood's rush
do not be cold

my lips shall warm you
my arms shall embrace you,
my passions will bring
life to thee….

O gentl'st maiden,
shall my mantle so ebon
enfold us both
in this darkest of nights,

woulds't thou e'er
recognize this
thy poorest of souls
my sweetest maiden

as your Knight

thy Konrad

woulds't though dream
of only me?

and into oceanic depths did the earthy eyes plunge, lips upon lips, and two hearts into one.

I want to thank the readers of Quinella's adventures...it was my pleasure to bring this serial to Passions...


Karilea
When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ
© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-26-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Dear Sunshine. . .

This series, gentle poetess, is among the finest that I have read in the confines of these hallowed halls of Passions. . .

The story of Quinella, Konrad and Nor shall go down as one of the most beautiful, most passionate and most heartfelt, heartbreaking, and heartstirring tales written. . .

I can only speak for myself when I say that I awaited each new part with breathless anticipation. . . like the sweetest of the vine, so did thy words speak to us, teach us, inspire us and thrill us. . .

I could go on, but this series has just been wonderful. . . and I will keep it always, and read it when the sound of hooves roars in the background and when evil stirs its ugly head. . . then in the window of my mind I shall see Konrad, his sword drawn, ready to battle the forces of evil. . . for his Quinella. . . his heart, his love. . .

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

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Sudhir Iyer
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2 posted 08-26-2000 06:42 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Not fair, Not fair, Not fair!
A reader screams
in his corner, aloofed
in pondersome thoughts
Not fair, not fair, not fair,
and greed gets the
better of his soul
....
O Poetess of the Ra,
You have penned a masterpiece of masterpieces...
a ten part tale, woven intricately with mystic, mythology, timelessness and panache.

Your finesse shows in each of the parts...

so glad that you shared this with the likes of this selfishly greedy, poetry-thirsty being...

No fair not fair not fair that Sir Sven said all I wanted to say...

My regards and salutations...
sudhir
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3 posted 08-26-2000 08:04 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

My friends,

most kindest praise thee have given
methinks thee were both quite smitten
of Quinella and her dream
coulds't be, maiden is what she seems?
She'll live on in heart's moon beam…
Mark Bohannan
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4 posted 08-26-2000 08:11 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

yes...in the moonbeams of our hearts
      the twinkles in our eyes
      the breath of our soles
      not to anyones surprise.

Karilea you knew I had to come back just to see what would happen in the end and I wanted to say well done and thank you for indulging us few in your wonderous way.  This tale shall live forever within me.
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5 posted 08-26-2000 08:26 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Marken, 'tis glad I am that my pleasures pleasured thee...
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6 posted 08-28-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Karilea - After reading all of them in a row... I want to profess my amazement. You've penned a fantastically complete tale of which I've not seen in some time. Your beautiful voice lent it an ethereal quality which breathed me through and carried me along. I am honored to have beheld such an enchanting tale.

I bow as I kiss thine hand my ladye faire.

Chris
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Ah, and the ending is how it should be, Sunshine. thanks for steering me this way. I enjoyed Quinella's quest for her valiant Knight, even though the wicked Wizard tried his best, true love finally and everlastingly won the day.

~ Some people are like a Slinky -- not really good for anything -- but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs. ~

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