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On the Need for the King - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: On the Need for the King
Rating: PG
Theme: Poetry: Ode
Elements: rhyming words verdant/urgent
Author's Notes: This will be included within a longer work that answers the last two challenges, to be posted I hope this week. For Inzilbeth_Liz for her birthday.
Summary: An ode regarding the arrival of the King Returned during the Battle of the Pelennor.
Word Count: 100 (including title!)


On the Need for the King

Orcs marched upon the Pelennor
trailing death and terror in their wake.
They slew both man and beast, for
their mission was the realm to take.
Upon the city rained heads and fire;
torn apart were fields and land.
The town lands no more were verdant,
for after axe and sword and fire,
the need for the true King’s healing hand
came ever to be more urgent.
The golden Riders broke the siege;
their Lady the Nazgûl Captain slew.
Upon the Corsairs came our new Liege.
with our own men the ships to crew!

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dreamflower02
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
What a very martial poem, it scans almost like drumbeats! A great description of that very decisive battle.

(BTW, would you please put your title and your name in the subject line?)
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was an interesting challenge, to put these words into an ode! (And I managed to fix it, finally! Sorry about that.)
hhimring
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, never was the need for the King more urgent, his healing hand needed both for the lands and the people.
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:57 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, and so it proved. Thanks so much, Hhimring!
shirebound
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Such joy! I like this.
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:57 am (UTC)
Thanks so, Shirebound!
shirebound
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Such joy! I like this.
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:00 am (UTC)
(Don't you love it when they post twice? Aargh!)
shirebound
Apr. 19th, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'll add you to my list! There are 4-5 LJ's where my comments duplicate. I try to go back and delete the duplicate when I can.
brookeoflorien
Apr. 18th, 2017 12:27 am (UTC)
This is lovely! I like how it focuses on Aragorn's healing more than how he helped win the battle.
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 09:59 am (UTC)
I've always suspected that Aragorn himself preferred to serve as healer rather than as a warrior, no matter how needed warriors were in his day. Thank you so, BrookeofLorien!
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