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Often as a healing balm, soothing flesh and nature
Aging monarchs held a custom, conquering lands in yester-days
– culture then of different sort; by modern mores, unswayed
To bed a host of lissome maids, their visage pure and spotless
Strumming harps and singing songs of aching love mellifluous

No dalliance these before his throne, nor flash akin scintilla
But trophies of majestic power, warming chamber silks at night
And sweetening regal bower
A challenge poem for a contest hosted by the delightful `FuzzyHoser
Read all about it [link]
What fun! :sun:
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SedahLiah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Writer
The majority of this reads very bold and strong, and the final tercet sinks the weight of the powerful imagery into a delicate bed. A well-crafted piece. :thumbsup:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Challenge pieces can have interesting results as the take us out of our routine.
I'm glad you could enjoy it. :sun:
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Writer
You're wonderful work has been showcased here: pomohippie7.deviantart.com/jou…
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

This is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!:sun:

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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Writer
You're very welcome! :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   General Artist
lovely! congratulations on the DLD, dear soul! :huggle:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Thanks! :heart:

And for collecting. :heart::heart::heart:

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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
always, dear gentle sir :heart: :heart: :heart:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is lovely! I really like the line starting with "Strumming harps". :D
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I'm always thrilled when people take the time to read and comment on my pieces. :)

:heart::heart: Thanks for favoring it as well. :sun:

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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on your DLD! :clap:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why thankee' :heart:
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Writer
Congrats on the DLD!!!! :rose:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! And in some good company! :sun:
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Us Southerners are taking over. ;P
Haha.. Congrats on the DLD!
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Alabama power! :D

Thanks! :)

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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsecrethandshakeplz:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations on the DLD!
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Thanks Ron!

It's kind of ironic, I share the poetry spotlight with one who inspired my piece. :)

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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Congrats, Ron. :)
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:dalove: Thanks!
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here dailylitdeviations.deviantart..... Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

A bright spot to wake up to. :sun:

Thanks! =DrippingWords and staff! :dalove:

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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
:faint: My silly little poem won't hold a candle against this when all is said and done. This is more than lovely. :heart:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

One (of a very few) advantages of advanced age is a broader palette of words and images that one has been exposed to.

Thank you for being so faithful to comment; I learn so much and am greatly encouraged in this way. :heart:

 

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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer

"..advanced age.."?? I bet you're younger than me....

You're welcome for the comment and all. :hug:

 

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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
66 next month... What! are you a geezer???
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
:nod:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfacepalmplz:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Writer
:lol:
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leyghan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely. :heart:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for taking time to read, comment and favor. :heart::heart::heart:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness! Why don't you just make other folks work for it? Haha... Great entry, sir. I adore this. :heart:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bwaaahahaha!
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Yes, it was fun to do. I didn't post mine publicly, and after reading yours I'm glad that I didn't! Very nicely done!
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh gosh, thanks. :blush:
I've been enjoying your book, thanks again!
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redleaveshavefallen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this sounds really great! I pretty much didn't notice the choice words at all, they fell in so naturally. Good luck!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, good, one not 'noticing' mandatory verbiage was a primary goal. :heart:
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