The Unicorn Stalker
Born of nobility to his duty he is sworn
sworn to defend the land he was born
strong broadsword in his hand doth belong
belong to the clan the strongest of the strong
eyes of a hawk will hunt his pray from the skies
skies filed with blue moonlight will meet his eyes
Fear disgarded in youth by this brave cavalier
cavalier on raven horseback in others strikes fear
speed of thought and hand all his skill he will need
need to overcome the odds return home with speed
unicorn stalker faces dangers his visions did forewarn
forewarn of the protector of the majestic white unicorn
The second poem in the Quest series, this poem attempts to describe the Unicorn Stalker.
I decided to use a different form for this as it does not describe the hunt in any way and I intend it to be a extra poem to a trilogy depicting the hunt. The other two poems will be written in the “fab forty form” of The Quest.
Written for National Poem Writing Month (April)
14th April 2013
PS, thank you to Sonnet Diva, who’s poem Romance Mirrored Sestet caused me to attempt this form. Details of the form are as follows…..
The Mirror Sestet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem that can be written in one or more stanzas of 6 lines each. The specific guidelines for this form are as follows:
The first word of line 1 rhymes with the last word of line 1.
The first word of line 2 is the last word of line 1
and the last word of line 2 is the 1st word of line 1.
The first word of line 3 rhymes with the last word of line 3.
The first word of line 4 is the last word of line 3
and the last word of line 4 is the 1st word of line 3.
The first word of line 5 rhymes with the last word of line 5.
The first word of line 6 is the last word of line 5
and the last word of line 6 is the 1st word of line 5.