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The Legend of Craftsman Manole

There was a builder named Manole
-a genius in his craft-
His reputation reached a knight
who hired him at once
to build a stunning monastery 
on the Romanian land...

Whenever builder named Manole
was finishing his task
An evil rain demolished walls
with envy in its drops
and yet again brick onto brick 
he built his reputation - thick

So on a stormy day wife of Manole
Was sacrificed as she reached his site
With bricks and tears and tears and bricks
He sealed the wall - as pillar ...  she with child -
While selfish knight heard builders on the roof:
"Next time a greater church we'll plan"

Demonic knight removed the ladders
and let them stranded  so they would die
Manole said:"Let's build tough wings of shingles"
And one by one they tried to fly
As deadly force attracted to their Fate...
Since then the breeze is crying loud...with child...

for Carolyn and John's Contest "Legends"

Copyright © iolanda Scripca

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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Iolanda,you sure know how to weave a legend! Congratulations on your win. I don't see you here as much as I would like to!

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 3:27:00 PM
    best cheers for the fine win, iolanda! huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 3:26:00 PM
    best cheers for the fine win, iolanda! huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on the ninth place win in the contest, Iolanda

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 5:19:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win Iolanda in the contest "Legends" sponsored by Carolyn Devonshire. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 10:56:00 PM
    This is the first time I read of this legend-- very spellbinding piece, Iolanda, and how chilling for the wife to turn into the howling breeze... wonderful read-- Super congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:36:00 PM
    interesting piece, congrats on your win Iolande

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 8:31:00 PM
    enjoyed reading this real good poem

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 6:56:00 PM
    aGreat story and ongratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 5:21:00 PM
    Great Job Iolanda. Congratulations on your worthy poem's ninth place success. You brought this story to vivid life. Loved it. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 5:14:00 PM
    Wow!!! This is a new legend for me. Reminds me of the main character in the novel ' Pillars of Earth' Great story telling, Iolanda. Many congrats on your BIG WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Congrats, Iolanda. Awesome piece. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 6:38:00 PM
    So sad and toucing, Iolanda. A great entry for Carolyn's Contest. I haven't attempted this yet and don't know if I have it to write one half as well! lol Best wishes as always! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 4:45:00 PM
    A beautiful legend of Romania reminds a true story of Anarkali, a courtesan falling in falling in love with a Moghul Prince and was sealed brick by brick till she died. enjoyed this sad and touchy legend