Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  sandrea mosses, iJE Thompson, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iLaurie Conrad, iZ McClure, iD. Wayne Dworsky, iShirley Woods, i

  Home > Fantasy > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Sally Odgers

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Messages
· 133 Titles
· 382 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003


Subscribe to the Sally Odgers Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Sally Odgers, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Chasse à la vie, dans les Caraïbes
by Antoine Raphael

Francis et Perrine vivent dans l'enfer port-au-princier. Seul leur amour reciproque les guide dans la chasse à la vie. Mais, cette grande marmite sociale ne réserve aux g..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Sally Odgers
Weeping Avalon
by Sally Odgers
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Sally Odgers
•  Edge of Forever
•  The Stable, the Star and the Cross
•  The Hairy Fairy
•  Dogtime
•  Patricia's Hand
           >> View all 116

To Avalon, the sorrowed isle,
Let the barge in mourning glide.
In veils and weeds of sable flow,
A lord’s attendants weep and bide.
By weary waters’ mirrored style
The world’s bereaved and darkens, so.

Weeping Avalon prepare
The king of shining towers’ bier
Sing the dirge’s plaintive air
Cross the sombre-ruffled mere.

From Camelot, the shining tower,
Let the clocks be snuffed tonight.
In dimming of the wuthered fire,
The stricken court is dowsed of light.
By sighing eve and blighted hour,
Death encompass Mordred’s ire.

Weeping Avalon perceive,
The king of golden ages’ sleeps.
Play the role that shall deceive
Mourners watching by the deeps.

From Merlin’s cave, the golden age,
Let the crystal gloaming shine.
Tintagel waits in quiet frame
For these centuries of thine
To write it large on mythic page,
So score it now in Arthur’s name.

Weeping Avalon arise,
And guide the king to silent rest.
Legend waits behind his eyes,
Embrace him, island of the blessed.
Hold him near you grieving queens,
Clasp the hour’s opaque façade-
Sleep while memory yet greens,
In death’s uncertain being, starred.

Bridge of the Air.
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Reads like a ballad in a way. Nicely done, Sally. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
I have a fixation for Camelot and the days of Yore, so of course this one tickled my fancy.

:) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Sally Odgers
Thank you, ladies! This is one of a series. I have two others (Valhalla Dreaming and Raising Lyonnesse) at the den so far.
Reviewed by SARA QUEST
Sally, this would rival Shakespeare's poetic eloquence. Great poem!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I liked this post on that old subject.
Popular Poetry (Fantasy)
  1.  The Pianist
  2.  Merely a Dream.
  3.  Small potato
  4.  Sleep
  5.  A Summons
  6.  Happy in my Dream world...
  7.  Life below...
  8.  ...abomination...?

Book 9: The Nublis Chronicles: The Spirit Dogs of Sirius by Kate Saundby

2003 EPPIE Finalist! Book 9 of the Nublis Chronicles, The Spirit Dogs of Sirius is a complex story, tying in fantastic elements such as spirit dogs and wizards, leaving th..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.