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Below is the poem entitled TRUE THOMAS AND QUEEN OF ELFLAND which was written by poet Joseph Osita. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In solitary, True Thomas lies under Eldon tree 
Then came Queen of Elf for a plea.
Her velvet and silk seduces the eyes at a glance.
Astonished Thomas thought he was in trance
"My Thomas, I came to thee not by accident
Thou shall travel with me to beautiful land of the ancient
And seven years shall thou spend in my luxurious land
Caressing my body with thy amorous hands"

They rode to immortality, leaving the world behind
With her horse that fly faster than the wind
My Thomas, she said, "I love and trust in thee,
Everything thou shall see shall remain in tongue of thee
Or thou shall thy home see not again
And forever serve my lustful gain"

Seven years of love and bliss past
Those years to Thomas seemed so fast
In the Elf paradise was a graceful garden
Where grown an apple of tongue of virgin
"My Thomas, take this apple for thy wages,
To thee it will bestow the tongue of ages 
Thy poetic prophecies shall all come to be
And thou shall forever be in glee"

For the contest:’ Indulge me Scottish style' sponsored by Thvia Shetley

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  1. Date: 5/11/2011 4:35:00 AM
    a fine storyteller you are! amazing narration of passion! best winning wishes, joseph! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 4:30:00 PM
    Lovely poetry Joseph .. a wonderful tale of romance and luv.. good luck in the contest.. nice vocab and punctuation luv.. bravo..

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 1:41:00 PM
    Very witty, Joseph. Enjoyed the story behind this poem immensely and wish you success in the contest. (The last verse reminded me of the Garden of Eden!) Love, Carolyn