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"The Snow Queen" - Emily Balivet, 2012
“The Snow Queen” – Emily Balivet, 2012

(Author’s Note:  Today’s poem is, along with Ein Wintermarchen from a few days ago, a preview to a three-part novelette that will be available online through this blog beginning Tuesday, 01st December 2015.  It is actually my second attempt at writing fantasy, this time in the form of a fairy tale inspired by the compilations of Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault, and Madame d’Aulnoy.  Feedback is, of course, greatly appreciated.)

“i would

break you

to harness,”

the lady

said,

caressing hand

upon his

neck.

“and i

could put

a muzzle

on your

lips

silence you

drown out

that silvery

that wheedling

that mocking

voice

that broke

one heart

too many.

 

“i could

chain you

flog you

maim you

blind you

to a

world

you once

claimed

for yourself

in your

greed,

in your

pride.”

 

and the

stag

knew fear,

and the

prince

was humbled

knowing

full well

his life

was in

the hands

that held

the reins;

and his

heart

was sore

within

his breast,

his eyes

lowering

prideful gaze

to the

earth.

 

he held

his silence

as the

lady

raised herself

upon his

back,

leaned to

his ear

to whisper

forgiveness

and on

kissing

his cheek

broke her

spell.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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