The Ancient Elf

Rating: 3.4
I am the maker,
The builder, the breaker,
The eagle-winged helper,
The speedy forsaker!

The lance and the lyre,
The water, the fire,
The tooth of oppression,
The lip of desire!

The snare and the wing,
They honey, the sting!
When you seek for me--look
For a different thing!

I, careless and gay,
Never mean what I say,
For my thoughts and my eyes
Look the opposite way!
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Bipasha D 09 March 2018
When you seek for me- look For a different thing! Elves the mythical creatures are definitely different. Loved the quatrain stanzas with rhythmic flow
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Seamus O Brian 09 March 2018
The ancient elf has quite the resume. Not sure I'd hire him, but I'd love to watch him work. Nicely crafted piece, full of energy and dance.
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 March 2018
My thoughts! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 09 March 2018
The tooth of oppression, The lip of desire! Beautiful imageries throughout the poem. Loved the lines. The snare and the wing, They honey, the sting! Thanks for the poem crafted and shared with us.10+++
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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 March 2018
Wonderful imagery and imaginary. Nice presentations. Beautiful poem shared.
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Muzahidul Reza 09 March 2018
With well images and imageries desiring for being and to do, to reform, .... well penned
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Rajeeyah Hasan 09 March 2017
This was just fun and delightful. I really enjoyed the pace and light heartedness
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Sylvaonyema Uba 09 March 2017
Well written in a quatrain of four stanzas embellished in musical rhyme and rhythm. Sylva
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Anne Yun 09 March 2017
It feels like the elf from ancient time fell into the poet's soul, evrything emerged from the elf's memory, mingled with the poet, felt by us. Ancient is the opposite of 'now', they exchanged perspectives through the river of time.
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 March 2017
My thoughts! Thanks for sharing.
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