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The White City by burning_night

Author: burning_night
Title: The White City
Rating: G
Theme: Ode To Arda
Elements: Rejoice/Voice
Author's Notes: I've never attempted an ode, so this was both fun and nerve-wracking. Hopefully 'voiced' counts as using my word ;)
Summary: An ode to the Tower of the Sun, the City of the King.
Word Count: 69


Rejoice, and hear the trumpets sing,
Full voicéd high on white stone walls,
Rejoice, and hear the bells that ring,
A silver song that homeward calls,
And draws you to the city’s gate.
Beautiful she rises from the morning mist,
Stepp’d in levels soaring o’er fields of green,
King’s tower rising tall, sun kissed,
From far and wide that lofty spire is seen,
While within more wonders yet await.

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dreamflower02
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
How beautiful! It's just as I imagine it.

And yes, "voiced" counts!
burning_night
May. 2nd, 2017 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad voiced counts :) (And sorry for the long wait on this reply)
brookeoflorien
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
This is lovely! I really like all the imagery in it.

And I would say voiced counts as using your word. :D
burning_night
May. 2nd, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I did have a very strong image in my mind while writing (and sorry for the late reply)
hhimring
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
I like how you've arranged the two halves: first the sounds summoning, and then the view of the city in the morning.
burning_night
May. 2nd, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
I actually hadn't thought of it in that way, I guess I must have subconsciously done that? I like it though. Thank you! (And sorry for such a late reply!)
shirebound
Apr. 17th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
The love of the poet for his/her city really shines through.
burning_night
May. 2nd, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad, that was the kind of feeling I was aiming for. Thank you! (And sorry for the late reply!)
blslarner
Apr. 19th, 2017 10:15 am (UTC)
Ah, the thought of that great wedding cake of a city always tends to lift the heart! Thank you so!
burning_night
May. 2nd, 2017 06:33 pm (UTC)
It does sort of look like one, I have to admit xD Thank you! (And sorry for the late reply!)
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