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Unicorns are they Legend or Fact dedicated to PD

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Below is the poem entitled Unicorns are they Legend or Fact dedicated to PD which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Unicorns are they Legend or Fact dedicated to PD

Creature of myths and legends
most deny that you ever exist
yet time after time you reappear
history the world wide names you

Depicts you with spiral single horn
gleaming white starry coat
its said only in a virgin you trust
when you will lay your head

In her lap as she tames
your ferocity and wildness
only then can you be caught
yet should we capture you?

Is it not best to leave you free?
some things are best left alone
never to be proved as fact
I know I believe you to be real

Yet a wondrous creature living hidden
that forever free and wild should be
allowed to roam in our minds and hearts
bringing hope and joy to future generations

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for PD's contest written 06/11/2013

The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiralling horn projecting from its forehead, and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.
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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 3:35:00 PM

    This poem is just as beautiful as that mystical creature! The imagery is fantastic, and the story really held my interest. A wonderful write, Shadow! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 1/15/2014 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ty very much Kelly very happy you like it Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 2:21:00 AM

    Perfect Shadow, she is emblematical of eternal mystery, regenerative hope. Your beautiful write may be the best sentiment describing her nature, and her meaning for us all. I also admire your historical acumen. J.A.B.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 1/12/2014 3:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ty very much Justin I always research even if I think I know the subject, it is amazing sometimes what extra you can learn. I am so pleased you enjoyed this Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 1:55:00 AM

    Hi Shadow, Congratulations:) --- Thank you for supporting the last contest I will host for the time being. Take Care, and enjoy the fun blog, I posted honoring all winning poems.... Blog Called "Unicorn__" ---> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?PoetID=18720&BlogID=18529 Take Care, <3 Always & Forever ~LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 1/12/2014 3:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Linda both your poem and your blog are superb ty for my place in your contest. Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 12:59:00 AM

    Enjoyed the write and congratulations on the win, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 1/12/2014 3:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Ram and ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 1:49:00 PM

    Congrats on the great win Shadow'

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/17/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joe Ty so much Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 2:52:00 AM

    Congratulations Shadow xx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/16/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy hi ty so much for reading Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:16:00 AM

    This is so lovely & excellent poem for our very dear favorite poet & friend Linda. My heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend Shadow! Thanks for sharing your outstanding write as well & belated thanks for your nice & inspiring comments on my latest poems. I'm so sorry if the expression of gratitude comes only now because I was so busy this past few days. Again, million thanks. Have a great wkend. More power & blessings to you! love lots, Leonora

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/16/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Leonora Ty unicorns mean so much to so many I enjoy your poems understand about being busy I have been too enjoy rest of w/e Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:23:00 PM

    Linda, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thank you for entering this wonderful loving poem. Thank you for the warm feeling and smiles!!! I posted a sweet blog, to all who took the time in supporting my contest "ALL ABOUT ME..." **YES I SMILE** :-) ..........fav.......... ~xox~ LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/15/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda you deserve all of it you are a wonderful influence in Soup ty for liking it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 8:17:00 AM

    Great poem and history lesson rolled into one.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/15/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi and tnx Richard people have said I teach sometimes as I write not sure if that's good or bad lol ty for your time Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:58:00 AM

    Thanks for the folklore lesson, and very interesting poem. One thing that's interesting to note is that Unicorns were actually mentioned in the bible (I believe at least a dozen times). Though Some believe it was referring to rhinoceroses and not the mythical beast. I think PD will like this!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/11/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Tim hope do glad you liked it Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:10:00 PM

    Its awhile I haven't seen you gone into the fairytale arena.I enjoyed this one my dear.I hope all is well.This is both thought provoking and informative.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/10/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi dearest friend that was fun that challenge. You know me I write about whatever takes my fancy. Sometimes even I am surprised when something grows all by its self as I write lol. glad you enjoyed dear Love Linda xox
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:25:00 PM

    Dripping with fantasy... Very nice, Shadow... Terry

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 6/10/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    aah but is it? lol. next to fairies and dragons must be the most thought about creature. ty for your time reading Shadow