Winds of Woe

August 28, 2012
By ellemandora BRONZE, Port Washington, New York
ellemandora BRONZE, Port Washington, New York
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The mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at leisure.


Come home, my love, where dost thou tarry so?
West Wind, saw thee him at the mountains tall?
I see as the hawk, fly high as the crow,
This messenger thy man can not recall.
Where art thou, my love? The war has ended.
North Wind, bringst thou word from the frozen north?
To the north, thy man hath not ascended.
This messenger watching, he came not forth.
But perhaps my love shall return no more!
Woeful South Wind, saw’st thou my love dying?
This messenger saw bloody, flaming shores,
And many corpses smoldering lying.
Evil East Wind I dare not ask today,
Oh, for I know death doth my love delay.


The author's comments:
Originally inspired by a song from one of the first two Lord of the Rings books.

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on Sep. 4 2012 at 5:57 pm
ellemandora BRONZE, Port Washington, New York
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The mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at leisure.

Actually, I didn't intend for it to be about the Civil War. It was supposed to be set in Middle Earth, in the Lord of the Rings universe. But now that you mention it, it does fit really well with the Civil War with the South Wind bringing tidings of death and stuff (and also because the mountains are in the west). I never thought about it like that, and I think I actually like it better as being about the Civil War, especially because I like history and that specific topic so much. Thanks for the new point of view! And also for being the first person to comment on any of my work! :D

on Sep. 4 2012 at 8:07 am
mariahstokes GOLD, Bronx, New York
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

I really like this, this is the first piece of writing I've seen about the Civil War (if I'm correct) written using Shakespearean language 


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