Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lore-A twisted tale--By Jane Richer--Canada

Lore-A twisted tale

I beheld an enchanting, Elven-maiden fair,
skipping dew-covered stones without a care.
Her mantle moss-green and etched with gold
as I inched in closer, my actions bold.

Her feet were clad in dainty boots of velvet-grey.
silver clasped and laced in spider-silk this comely fae.
She laughed which brought on my immediate grin
and I marveled at the pleasant tingling upon my skin.

'Come closer!', her voice tinkling like rippling water,
'Fear not young one, this woodland daughter!'
I arose, her voice compelling me at her bid,
Compared to her radiance; I was but a gangly kid.

Her voice stroked my ego as I listened in awe to her words,
'You are destined for greatness!', trembling at what I heard.
'Great men shall sit with you at a table in the round,
at your side a powerful sword; upon your head a royal crown!'

I jumped as a voice bellowed, ' Help me put my armor on!'
Fully awake, I wept for my beautiful maiden had gone.
Alas a wondrous dream; had allowed my imagination to take wing,
for never could a common and lowly squire; become a mighty king!

Jane Richer is a poet and writer who lives in Alberta, Canada. She is published online and in print. She loves to poke fun at herself and rather likes to write tongue-in-cheek poetry but she will dabble in all kinds of genres to widen her creative nature. She loves to 'sister'- (write a complimentary poem) and feels that is the greatest form of acknowledgment and respect in expression for another poet's talent.


  1. Jane, what a lovely poem you've written for us. It reminded of the ode to the nymph or some such. At any rate, it stirred me and evoked a fond memory from my long ago readings. Thank you for taking the time to submit to Whispers.

  2. Wow Jane, another stirring poem so well written. I am a lover of fairy tales and this poem reminds me of one. Ah don't we all dream of better things to come. All we have to do is just keep our focus on our dreams and act upon them with belief that our dreams are meant to be. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  3. Very nice one, Jane. I love the creativity and flow of your poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    Nice. A tender and well-written poem. Thanks for sharing, Joe. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (