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From The Womb Of Fire, Entering Into Mirren's Palace Of White Gold, (30)

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Emanating deep from the spatial ice
bountiful caves of phosphorescent blue;
the air within teethed with a charming bite
laced with the husky scent of earthen dew,
preserved inside glacial keeps hidden from man's view.
A nether world of visual amazement;
composed of sprawling layers of stalactites,
each one hanging with precarious strength,
elongated, reaching out with serendipitous length.

Sub arctic waters sculpted every cave
chiseling with soft strikes, all with skillful care.
In these freezing depths passageways were made;
hollowing caverns crushing weight would bear,
connected by white bridges suspended in mid-air.
If through a window light may gently thread
amplified by rays that merge and separate
then on walls of ice that drift and slowly bend
light would find receptive hosts aiding in its spread.

To be trapped in the heart of this beauty;
wandering lost paths of its icy hold,
beneath waves of a lifeless, golden sea,
sinking gorges with rocks of mountain snow
entering into Mirren's famed, palace of white gold.
It was built by the dragon's able breath
on an isle surmounting a chasm's deepest cold,
surrounded by the nothingness of death,
constructed beyond reach of its eternal descent.

Rivaling architects of old, this palace,
unroofed, exposing grand halls and crystal wells
filling hidden streams that surface and race;
these waters melted by her fire, boundlessly
reverberate through caverns carved by the dragon's spell.
Enchantment of this magnitude then pours
around boundaries of a petrified forest
carpeting the entrance to its thick hinged doors
where magic springs eternal and hope arises once more.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: dragon,story,magic,spells,fantasy fiction
From The Womb Of Fire, a series of poems about the adventures of Mavros, a black dragon. In this segment Mavros is seeking his mate, Mirren, a red dragon, who has built a lone kingdom in the heart of ice caves.
RH 29 March 2021
Red dragon in a lone kingdom....creating all destruction. Your closing stanza brings life back to sprinkle hope....that rejuvenate every thing. This is beautiful.
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A wonderful creation! ! ! Thank you, Captain Cur, for taking us to a one of a kind kingdom. Loved the closure lines.
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Harley White 27 March 2021
A mammoth undertaking this elaborate mythology you have created! The classics resonate in these well-constructed stanzas. Your imagery is stunning and once again there are many memorable lines! In these times, your poetry is a rare find indeed!
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M Asim Nehal 27 March 2021
This poem has every ingredients to make it a perfect one. The storyline, the love, the search the magical effect, all in all a complete Masterpiece.5**
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