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FIRST SCENE in what may - perhaps, if my brain doesn't give out - be a series of metaphorical writes employing Tarzan of the Apes, his beloved wife Jane, and the marvelous characters of the African continent
Artwork by Boris Vallejo
Of a darkened import
Across the vision threshold
Anguished thoughts of his beloved Jane
Fill him with wonder as he watches
A spectacle unfolding below him,
Invoked from incantations, the
Magic Circle alchemy of
In the nights
A sensory pandemic of
Fairies’ clad only in the sky,
Together a human pentagram
Smear of naked sweating breasts
Shimmering in moonlight, diaphanous
Streamers floating in the lowest branches,
Amidst a commingling of ancestral semblances,
A brooding Lord of the Jungle watches the
Ritual from his perch, outside the walls of
Opar, where the priestess broadcasts
Spell powder and throat-strokes
Chesty words from her
Book of Shadows,
Slowly the sacrificial knife
Descends towards the ashen flesh
Of the only woman he would ever love,
Mulling the moment, in provision
Of the witch’s
(Between the eyes)
An unexpectedly accurate arrow
Piercing her bulwark of arrogant superstition,
And ending, in one second, an elemental
System of darkened ritualistic killing,
Lord Greystoke pulls back his
Bow and takes aim ---------->
In the distance Tantor the Elephant bellows in accord
richard lloyd cederberg
A Monumental Journey Novels
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|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|I'm left in suspense, Richard, but I am there with them. Great write:) Love and hugs,
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Excellent writing dear man so exciting wowwww can't wait for moreeeee stay safe and well Hugsss|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|love the accord herein, richard...
give me more of Tantor!
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|You've hooked us - now can you keep reeling us in?
I don't think you would've
If you thought you could not of.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Blockbuster material, Richard,
panoramic biggest screen vision,
you're the eagle observing, directing, creating.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|your brain can't give out, r... bring on Chap II. Completely captivated............|
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|heaven and hell play out in real-time, like gladiators of darkness and light, virtual arenas and colloseums, circus maximus on full display....love the new direction of all this. slug-fest of giants, time for popcorn....really enjoyed!!|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|So articulate (as always), Richard. Thoroughly enjoyed this
episode in your Tarzan series, and look forward to Chapter 2.
Superb lines each and every one...
A sensory pandemic of
Fairies’ clad only in the sky...
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A monumental task. The first installment has all the element of a classic fantasy jungle tale.
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|More, more, let us have more!
Namaste soul bud,