Medaeval Idealism, Poetry Soup Contest.
OK folks, here is an easy contest for you all. You know how I like to make you sweat a little and come up with something new and creative, something you have not done previously, and definitely something that is the best you can do.
Here's the deal:
Your poem must centre around something Medaeval, or "Medieval" if you prefer that drab new spelling. I think you all know what Medaeval is; castles, dragons, horses, knights, kings, queens, princes and princesses, deep dank dreadful deadly dungeons (try saying that a few times!), priests, travelling minstrels, peasants. You get the idea I am sure.
Keep in mind that any truly great Medaeval country was either recovering from war, at war, or preparing to go to war. Or all three at the same time. But your poem does not have to mention war at all.
Now for the Idealism part:
If you have ever read medaeval legends or stories you will know what I am talking about. If the story is about a knight, he was the strongest, bravest, noblest knight there ever was. If he rescues a distressed damosel, she is in the most dire predicament and be the fairest damosel there ever was. Then the knight rescues her in the most grand and gallant manner, and they fall so completely madly in love that if they were separated for two days they would perish of grief.
If the tale is about a king, he was the greatest king there ever was, either greatly kind or greatly mean. If it is about a priest or saint, they are the most pious, perform the most amazing miracles, and die in the most astounding fashion (either good or bad). And all this regardless of the fact that the next legend you read says the same!
Your poem can be historically based, imaginative, or stretched completely of all truth, but it must portray ideals and morals. Characters should embody a character trait such as honesty, courage, faithfulness, endurance, forgiveness. Basically, your hero fights and conquers evil. (Either by force, or piety, or smarts, or trickery...)
Finally, I want every entry to mention the colour blue. Blue eyes, blue sea, blue dresses, blue sky, blue flowers, etc.