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Shield Walls

They sat, huddled in the shelter of knees, wrapped in the blackness of night; warmed by the kettle's fire. The rise and fall of voices full of tales and minstrels tunes, soothed the gathering. Mist rose from the surface of the pond. Fireflies crowned the lover's heads. Some men stood like shields behind arched backs of their ladies. Some cradled dear ones between their armored thighs. Heads lolled as strands of silken hair, was drawn between calloused fingers which only hours before had held the sword. Upturned faces drenched in the red-gold of the fire, revealed china-blue eyes of Viking descent. And each weary warrior revisited in tale, the halls of Beowulf and the dream of Camelot for the day was meant for war but the night was a stage set for love and lovers.

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 1:54:00 PM
    Debbie, as usual, you have written one worthy of a win..... Jake

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:55:00 PM
    nice one...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 1:08:00 PM
    This is beautiful Debbie, I fully enjoyed your poem. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:16:00 AM
    SOOO very well done... Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 11:12:00 PM
    waunderful poem,very interesting,surely you'v been ard here a very lng tym and your poems are awsme,thank you Dezzie for your comment and your sweet welcomin,cheers

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 7:18:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Debbie...

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 7:01:00 PM
    I can picture the romantic, it takes the breath away....they sit by a fire, with minstrel telling fables through music, putting away the violence of the day....ahh...(should be placed higher!)

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 6:32:00 PM
    A peaceful scene, a happy scene, a beautiful scene. All of them very good. I would have liked at least a passing reference in praise of a particular noble deed though.

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:20:00 PM
    To mine favs! Deb! Reads like an intro to a novel? jimbo

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:22:00 PM
    just love this one, Debs. Thanks very much - enjoyed the contest : )

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 3:32:00 PM
    Ahh!! Like the romance of the last two lines..Enjoyed reading this one..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Oh wow.......that last stanza is so romantic, and fitting for a tale to last the centuries !! Wonderful as only you could do it ! Ps.........can't help reading between the lines of Cyndi's comment....and hope all is well. Don't like being a snoop...but do care that you are okay. :) hugs....and ps.....thanks too, mucho for my placement in your Dream-on contest.....I've been absent ...and just now reading results.....thanks so much!

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Damn Gurl, summer sets you on fire, yes? This is mint! I was needing a dose of art, and did you EVER deliver. Will soupie you tonight. Miss you. Worried... remembering something you mentioned, health-wise... might call you tomorrow, if I don't hear from you by noon. Hugs and love, Dee

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Great write dear Debbie! We haven't touched for a while... hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Geez Deb...What a poem!...That last verse was just perfect...For some reason this reminds me of 'The Two Towers', just before the battle of the Hornburg began...Good stuff! - Tim

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:10:00 AM
    A story told like a scene from an epic movie, but more so, a tale which revisits the "movies" of centuries ago when the movies were that of imagination inspired by lore and embellished over years of retelling and refreshed with new adventures. In reading this I feel sad that we now miss so much of this because too many special effects are produced for us and leave little to the imagination. If only we could be around this fire you so wonderfully describe!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:08:00 PM
    I believe Isaiah will love this one. I like how you placed the blue Viking eyes like a jewel in this crown. Well done Debbie.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:34:00 AM
    I'm viewing a painting aglow with color and lore, power and holding a wealth of history. :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:30:00 PM
    You transcend time and place with this epic Debbie, beautifully displayed, always giving us your excellence and none else, loved it xxx