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Small poem in the ballad form.
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MINSTREL'S PRAYER

The yellow candlelight sinks low,
And cheerful hours grow cold and late;
Departing guests have far to go,
The fire burns out in the grate.

The minstrel's final song is sung
And now his chords no longer call;
For now his melodies have rung
Around each strong and stony wall.

The full moon rides past ragged cloud,
And lights the misty haze on high;
The midnight wind is wild and loud,
And makes the forest groan and sigh.

He lies his lute back in its case,
And silent is the darkening hall;
As sleep drifts slowly through each place,
And off to dream go one and all.

Although the song dies into dark,
The dawn will rise when night has gone;
Although the singer must depart,
Yet song itself shall carry on.

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Uploaded: Nov 19, 2010 - 04:47:39 AM
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010 - 04:47:39 AM Last Played: Jul 27, 2019 - 11:05:59 PM
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michaeljayklein said 3230 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
A beautiful poem
that should be best heard enjoying the warmth by the fire place....nice work on this, really enjoyed the tranquility exuded here. Thanks again Mark! Michael
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tf10music said 3230 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
wistful
I thought you had some real standout lines this time around. I loved the way "for now his melodies have rung" sits softly upon the music. And of course, that last line kind of captures it all. Nice.
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alfredthepelican said 3230 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
Yes, it is a bit of a "fireplace" poem. Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Recording poetry isn't technically hard to do but there's a sort of delicate balance that sometimes comes off and sometimes doesn't. So getting some feedback is very useful for judging that.
Cheers
Mark
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alfredthepelican said 3230 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
Hi tf
Thanks for your commens, pleased you enjoyed it and thanks for taking an interest in my verse.
Cheers
Mark
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RosaLinda said 3226 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Beautiful!
Beautiful words delivered well!! I enjoyed alot!!:)
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alfredthepelican said 3226 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Linda
For your generous comments.
Cheers
Mark
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Wings said 3131 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Wings
The fire is dying, the wine is drunk, the guests depart, the shadows deepen on the walls...
A visual feast...thank you Mark!
alfredthepelican said 3131 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Thanks S.
Thanks for your kind comments
Cheers
Mark
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