A Really Silly Poem about a Knight

@Jackalyn (7210)
Oxford, England
October 31, 2017 5:24am CST
A Knight and a Lady Lovelorn Knight My lady, Fair Rosadonna, there are flowers in your hair. Why do you wear garlands? Can I hope they are for me? The Lady These are the garlands for hope, I wear them for women everywhere Not especially for you, or any other lover! Lovelorn Knight My Lady, fair Rosadonna I have serenaded you and lost my heart to you Will you not wear those garlands for me? ]The Lady Here is your heart, I found it on the floor. Take your silly music And If you must, a single flower Lovelorn Knight My Lady, Fair Rosadonna Can I have hope? I could flame with love for you for you are beautiful. The Lady Here. take this candle. It will do for your flame Take it away now and leave me alone. Lovelorn Knight My fair Lady, Rosadonna, What can I do to win your love for me when you treat me so? The Lady Oh go climb a mountain- then swim a cold lake.Bring back dragon's gold Then get swallowed by a snake! ]Lovelorn Knight My fair Lady, Rosadonna, it shall be as you say. I will set my face to the mountain. I think it is by the lake ]Narrator Off he goes the smitten lover; ensuring his steed is white and all dressed up in silver; silly foolish Knight! He came to the mountain (It really was a hill) all for the love of Rosadonna who would not love him still. He wandered down a pathway till he found a lake He swam across the dankest pond all for his Lady's sake. The dragon was not easy and burnt him sore behind, but he found an ounce of gold there. There was precious little else to find. To bring to Rosadonna he sought the viper's nest. But the snakes they would not have him; not at any price. They thought he'd give them indigestion; he tasted not quite nice. In despair the Knight sat all in the sorrry dawn. He passed by Rosadonna. She looked at him with scorn. "Is there any other task?" Asked the love lorn ass "to take the place of the unhungry snakes Sleeping in the grass The Lady "Oh go and reach the moon and them swim in the sea. Bring three large rocks from heaven" Then, said Rosadonna, "I will think if you love me." Narrator He got to the moon on an eagle and swam accross the sea But the only rock from Heaven was the one that fell on him! Rosamunda, Flowers in her hair Went home and laughed alone Till she was ninety three. From a long deleted website of mine. copyright Jacky Hughes 2002
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• United States
31 Oct 17
Great poem. Both Mildred the Cat and I admit to feeling a bit sorry for the poor love-doomed, discarded, broken-hearted knight! Mildred's response: I think the knight Would be alright If he courted me with chicken treats. My mom might share a glance Even offer him a dance. If he brought her sweet meats!
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@Jackalyn (7210)
• Oxford, England
31 Oct 17
Me and Freya the Catblog Cat loves this and think Mildred very clever. She would reply herself but cannot be moved from the bed which is unmade because of the cat sleeping on the cover problem. Love from Human 1
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• Cincinnati, Ohio
31 Oct 17
That is really awesome. I would love to learn to write like that!
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@Jackalyn (7210)
• Oxford, England
31 Oct 17
Thank you for saying that. I lost a lot of confidence after a fall and thought I could not write any more and so sometimes hearing something like that is really nice.
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• Cincinnati, Ohio
31 Oct 17
@Jackalyn That is really incredible. I've never been able to write like that, even at my prime writing times.
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@Jackalyn (7210)
• Oxford, England
31 Oct 17
@pixiequeer Some days I do not think I can write at all...
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