tagNon-Erotic PoetryStory Weaver, Curse'd Dreamer

Story Weaver, Curse'd Dreamer

byLunaEroticaMystica©

Loreena McKennitt's sung version of the poem is enchanting, with a haunting melody that draws one into the story of Alfred Lord Tennyson's famous poem "The Lady of Shalott." A tragic tale of unrequited love. It is said that Elaine of Astolat and Sir Lancelot (of Arthurian legend) are the inspiration for the famous poem. This is my interpretation of the poem, but it was Loreena's voice, once again, that inspired me.

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Story weaver

curse'd dreamer;

though her beauty

unmatched by any woman

she still cannot

turn his heart

towards her

forever

the other is

on his mind

the wife

of his king

the illicit affair

she knows the truth

for she sees it

through the threads

of her very being

and so she

weaves

from twilight to midnight

to dawn's early light

weaving other people's stories

dreaming other people's love

this her only companion

as her fingers

work nimbly

with heart numb

she knows her destiny

her very life

lies with the man

in the enchanted

looking glass

she cares not

she knows the curse

she knows that

to look upon

his very face

means death

her gaze moves

beyond her reflection

to the world

alive outside

she beholds his

handsome face

a beautiful end

to a tragic life

she welcomes the

end to her

story

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