Lady of the Lake

Beneath the lake I wait
While the world turns
And centuries march on

Once I defied a great wizard
Refusing to be his bride
For his eyes were old and cruel

Instead I fell in love
With a dragon who seduced me
And my sensibilities

And my punishment
A thousand years
Of daily drowning

I endure, oh how I endure.


Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

For the Magpie Tales

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  1. An excellent take, and loved the hints to Arthurian legend.

  2. As always.. I am amazed at the depth of you take..

  3. Thanks for your fairy tale! ♥

  4. Ah yes, our sensibilities :) You have a voice for children's lit, my friend.

  5. Oooooh, this is wonderful, Ninot! In Kelowna, when I was a kid, we had a water regatta every summer, and crowned a Lady of the Lake from among the local beauties. Years later, when I was raising my kids there, my elderly neighbor, who could barely hobble around, told me she had once been lady of the lake.......which, at the time, I found astounding. Now that I am older, I see how she was looking back at the high spots of her youth. I wish now that I had sat down and had her tell me her story.

  6. A myth with depth and mystery .. lovely.

  7. Dear Anthony,
    How wonderful that you are here. And yes, I love the legends (I do not know how many times I have said that...but I do with a passion)

    Dear Ayoh Wang,
    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Helen, Jinsky and Tess,
    Slowly I am coming out of this dry period.

  8. Dear Arian,

    My publishers and I are at disagreement. They feel the language is for young adults. I feel children should be able to handle the full length Sleeping Beauty - and more.

  9. Oh Sherry,
    You shared that moment with her.That's what counts. Do have a wonderful day...


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