A Likely Story

I think of a world without myth,
and it horrifies me.
A world with no dragons or phoenixes,
no demons or angels,
seems bland.

Oh, I know it will do for some.
And even for others,
it's a fine thing
to believe in a unicorn
encased firmly behind bars,
so long as it’s not free
to go roaming around willy-nilly.

I don’t understand myth’s hold on me.
Its power to captivate
hasn’t waned in the slightest.
I am as enthralled now
as I was when I was young.
The only difference is
the enchantment is stronger.

At home in myth's forest
I explore familiar paths,
losing myself in their wildness.
Maenad mad,
I kiss myth fully on the mouth,
hoping to get
one more story. 


This poem was inspired by the prompt given by A Dash of Sunny, Myth

29 comments:

  1. I kiss myth fully on the mouth,
    hoping to get
    one more story.

    So powerfully penned :D no doubt our world would be absolutely bland without some myth and magic. Thank you so much for participating Rommy :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. How could I resist a prompt on myth?

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  2. luv the end, where in lies the of hope of continuity of creativity

    much love...

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    1. Yes indeed. Myth is a wonderful inspiration to the creative mind.

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  3. "I kiss myth fully on the mouth" -- I LOVE this line.

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  4. I just saw myth kissing you back and winking!

    I love the progression of this poem. And the ending? Pure yumminess!

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    1. It ought to after all the times I came by to visit!

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    2. I laughed so hard when I read my February reply... because I was about to write the exact same first line. I guess myth came back for seconds, since it liked the first kiss so freaking much! ❤️

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  5. Myth calls to those who see and understand with their hearts.

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    1. Oh yes. It is hard to resist its call. Then again, why would you want to resist? :D

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  6. where would the wordsmiths be without myth..."I kiss myth fully on the mouth, / hoping to get / one more story"...beautiful...

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    1. There is so much there to inspire me, both as a writer and a reader.

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  7. I totally relate to this. That last stanza is just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

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  8. You know what, same here. I've loved myths esp. Greek and Norse from childhood to now. I loved how you expressed your admiration for them in your poem. Loved it.

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    1. My dad used to read me all those classic myths when I was a kid. I don't think I ever grew out of them.

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  9. There are myths I would love to have staying in the labyrinths, though.. don't want any minotaurs at night. :-)

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    1. LOL, yeah the minotaur can stay where he is.

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  10. The unicorn behind bars makes me sad. :(

    The last three lines are awesome!

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    1. It was a reference to the movie The Last Unicorn. That scene always made me sad too.

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  11. This made me smile - a unicorn behind bars..unthinkable as a world without magic, myth or story tellers..

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    1. The world needs its stories. I certainly do.

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  12. Yes yes yes! I couldn't live without fantasy and magic!

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    1. One of the many things we have in common. :)

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  13. I couldn't live without fantasy and magic! Brilliant words! Great poem!

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  14. Rommy, the world without dragons, unicorns and myths... There would be no magic, and who wants a world without that... This post is joy, I choose to kiss the myths and roll in the sunshine of imagination, and thank the people like you that remind me how special it is ❤️

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    1. You have no idea how tickled I am that someone went back to read one of these older pieces on their own. Thank you for that, and your kind words. <3

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