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APED: "battle of the trident"

February 20th, 2009 (06:00 pm)

Wind on water, hair on horses,
sweat, exhaustion, growing fear,
death or glory at the Trident,
men in battle, steel on steel.

Lion, Dragon, Robert, Rhaegar,
nameless soldier in the field.
One gained death. One gained a kingdom.
The soldier did a ruby steal.

Rhaegar's armor, crust with rubies,
crushed beneath a hammer's blow.
Priceless stones into the water.
Soldiers scrabble in the flow.

A ruby's but a rock that glitters.
Death in glory has appeal.
Death, a kingdom, and a ruby --
which man got the better deal?


Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: February 22nd, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)

I like this one! And the next one, actually.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 22nd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I don't see myself doing too much fanpoetry, but every so often there's something that appeals.

Posted by: Elleria (elleria)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)

This is very good, and I can tell it's based off of something that I think I know...I can't remember though. What is the fandom for this?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 24th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)

George R.R. Martin, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series (A GAME OF THRONES and sequels).

Posted by: Elleria (elleria)
Posted at: February 25th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)

Ah, yes. Read the first one for a book club I'm in, most of it anyway. Was a bit to depressing for me at the time, keep meaning to go back and finish it. People tell me it's a very good series.

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