I feel as Æthelflæd, warrior queen,
                     dangers often surround me
               Lurking off in the distance/
                                  oars heaving
                   into the sea/ against the ground

the bruises on my arms heal slowly,
turn blue, purple and fade-
        green as the lone fickle frog
                    shadowed                                            stairs &                         

baiting me——->

T’wards the waning white breast
                                       of the moon
                        rejoicing in our summer
                           Harbinger of the rain
                                  so the symbols say
As do I_____
            For it has poured all day &
                                         And yet, all year
                                        This is the first
                                               I’ve seen astray

 — LM

[Authors Note: inspired by The Last Kingdom first, and true events]

13 thoughts on “Herald

  1. Very intriguing portrayal of the struggles facing a warrior queen in a male-dominated world – you make us empathise with her inner plight with such powerful descriptions. Incredible piece! ❤

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      1. We’ve all had that writer’s block at some point! ❤ Interesting how you shed light on a period of women's history many people haven't explored before. 🙂

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  2. You are welcome…may i rebblogged…on my page ? I love Your poem! And love the one with the snake words too, i do similar things…sometimes letters just
    ..it happen coincidentaly and suddenly! Like now :):):)

    And i have just one for You, specially for You…right now writing it to PC, from yesterday work in garden….

    Where are You from ? Just Country, dont worry 🙂

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