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Una and the Lion

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Una and the Lion

This world of trouble soon will pass
For there beyond the crystal glass
A lamb and lion tread the grass
Beside a lass, beside a lass

This cord of present time shall break
And hate and fear shall flee and quake
Oh, may all vice this earth forsake!
And love awake! And love awake!

Oh, see him walk 'neath mighty trees!
The king of beasts; what strength and ease!
Yet now content this lass to please
Her hand to tease, her hand to tease

Behold! A pleasant form and face!
The child of beauty crowned with grace!
Fair Una treads at even pace
A better place, a better place


~ The form is Monotetra~
~Based on the painting 'Una and the Lion' by Briton Riviere. Here is a copy and paste link.
http://19thcenturybritpaint.blogspot.com/2012/12/briton-riviere-ctd.html

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 3:56:00 AM
    Isaiah congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 12:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Isaiah xx

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:07:00 PM
    this is great... . CONGRATS <3 SKAT

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Isaiah,, , thank you for supporting my contest... CONGRATULATIONS.... :-) :-) :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Isaiah, I felt some goosebumps from the wonderfully described painting evoked in the detailed poetic lines and imagery. Perfect rhythm, rhyme and poetic form enhanced it brilliantly. Congrats on your well deserved win :) Going in my faves

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Oh wow, Isaiah! You always amaze me with these lovely poems! Congratulations on a well deserved win! TMFL! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Breathtaking, congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Congrats In Kim's "Monotetra" contest....take care...LINDA

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:50:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Isaiah

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Why am I not surprised that you painted yourself all the way to the top.... Well deserved congratulations... Jake

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 1:39:00 PM
    This is brilliant !!! I Unique, and wonderful...deserving this top place!! Good for you, Isaiah!!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:53:00 AM
    A true poetic picture... as you know I am a fan of those.. hardly need the painting. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Well done Isaiah. congratulations on your no. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:22:00 AM
    A fantastic write, Isaiah! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Well done, well done! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Isaiah, as Heather added, you never disappoint and as Nette said lines 2&3 of the first quatrain are priceless as is the whole. I don't fav too many poems but this I must!

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 1:31:00 AM
    well, now, this is inspiring. It makes me want to try your contest now. I have been so swamped with work these days. I have your contest idea on my back burner and sure hope to make time for it. Thanks for your comment to my tanka. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:46:00 PM
    I like this! Great poem.

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 2:03:00 PM
    You never disappoint, my friend! Excellent meter and rhyme, and such awesome imagery. You spun that painting into the perfect word picture.

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:44:00 AM
    How beautiful the transforming of paint into ink.. You are a master... I am impressed....Jake

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