“Sibyl’s Mountain”



The view from this mighty mountain is a glorious sight.
Hued emotions well the eyes in remembrance of darker days gone by.
The path to the top of these dreams was long and wrought with fight.
Wasn't long ago I was dwelling with pandemonium and the minions fire.
Imprisoned by the emotive chains of mine enemy.
My hands have been stained with innocent blood.
The blood of mine own conviction.
This sacrificial lamb, in Sanctimonium de Novus.
The mountain moved me to stir.
I spewed, alert from the grave.
No longer would I be this Sanctimonious Slave.
The mountain priestess would seek to plunder my bones.
But a Warrior never dies…he climbs to that pivotal place.
To face the demons right in their faces.
Without so much as the blink of an eye.
Still…still as the night.
The ravens feed my hunger under her moonlight.
Sibyl watches the Warrior’s ways with morose delight.
“How did such a man make it thus far?”
She muses, “This is my mountain.”
Born of deed, it is her right.
But the Warrior was wounded err did she see.
Only defending what was hers.
And of his life on bended knee.
Making the spell cast down to reap his will.
He lay with sword in hand and blue motive ever still.
“Why have you climbed thus shaggy knoll Warrior?
You seek to rob me of my precious gold?!
Have you not heard the stories long been told?!
That to climb to my throne would bring death!!!”
The warrior doth bow his head in silent retreat.
Thus speaking, “Oh Sibyl, your glory is of witness to me.
But Homer lied this is true…many times, I have seen.
I know all too well, the Gods are not finished with me.
My fate rests not in thine hands.”
Rage wouldst boil in the Prophetesses heart.
Saying, “I knew that I should have just smote you.
And right from the start.”
But a Warrior as he, she finds him…a greater reward.
He would protect her from all who would see.
And in battle would be of no small countenance.
“For ‘ere he would stay…on Sibyl’s Mountain.”



©2010 H.A.Irwin,Jr.
Picture
illustrated by Barry Windsor Smith
 


cherry rose
03/04/2011 20:29

Hank this is powerful and intense I really enjoy reading you reposting for you Love this Beautiful Pen

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meatwosocks
03/04/2011 20:57

Wow Hank- this is superb! And like Cherry, I really got into this. Read it 3 times so as not to miss anything.
You have more of these jewels hidden?

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Elizabeth
03/05/2011 21:29

hope there's some respite from the battle on this mountain. <3

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Rebecca
03/05/2011 22:32

Beautiful... epic. I love the picture your words painted in my mind. :)

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Stephany Borders
03/05/2011 22:45

A sampling I am sure of what we will find in your book. The illustration fits well. The story line..exceptional!!
hugs

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Crissy
03/06/2011 16:51

very much liked this piece Hank

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03/07/2011 03:39

Your blog is so great . I'd like to read the information about it, so how does it work? Do you want to know the MBT shoes ? MBT shoes on hot sale !

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Hank
03/07/2011 08:53

Cherry, thank you my sweet sister. Your fondness of my words are like honey from the hive.
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Mea, thank you so much babe. 3 times? Haha! I have plenty of works such as these.
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Lizbeth...sometimes we must accept our fate to see our destiny. Mountains we all have to climb...reaching the top is a glorious site no?
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Thank you Becca...is a story we can all relate to at at least one time in our lives.
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Awe TY Stephhy...this is not from my book though. It is just a sampling of the epic writes I like to do. Probably my favorite kind of compositions.
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Crissy...thank you doll. :)
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Cheap MBT's...thank you very much. Not sure what you mean in the last parts of your comment. Care to elaborate?

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rose morales
03/07/2011 13:30

Rose Morales says:

I have never been a fan of archaic language in a poem unless that language was what was spoken at the time. That said, I love the scope and the story in this. Sacred mountains and men who would be God. Yeah.

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Hank
03/07/2011 16:50

Ms Morales, seems scrutiny for you is the same as critique. I would have thought you were more adept. Your inept description of my use of language is irrelevant to the story line...which you misinterpreted 100% btw. But since you've mentioned it, all language has it's roots in the Hebrew tongue. The original language. God's language. Nothing archaic about that. It is a language that will live for eternity despite our advances.
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This is in no means about man and his wish for God's position either. You missed any and every point in this message. The symbolism escaped you it appears. meh
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Albeit, thank you for your candor and the visit. adieu

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Debbie
03/09/2011 09:45

I love this story, leaves the reader wanting to read more...
Love this

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Jen ~ Cinnamon Girl
03/09/2011 10:17

What a wonderful piece, "blue motive" indeed :) and remain on bended knee :)

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AlexN
03/09/2011 13:25

well done

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Madness Deepens
03/11/2011 11:25

This is amazing Hank... Dang I could see the mountain and her standing there ready to defend it! Taking him in and making him a warrior for her... oh oh oh yes loved this one here! hugs to you always my friend... <3

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Hank
03/16/2011 11:07

Thank you Beth...well, he took her in, you might say ;)

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Tammy Hendrix/Phoenix Rising
03/24/2011 16:57

What a glorious epic tale! Courageous, honorable journey. You have most lovely voice, sir.

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Hank
03/25/2011 09:46

Why thank you very much sweet maiden. I am honored by your comment.

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Fiona
03/25/2011 09:57

I can't remember the details i've got for this so i'm anonymously Fiona Phillips ha ha. Love this Hank. Needs a few more reads for definate. Brilliant, stirring stuff :)
Love 'the emotive chains of mine enemy'. That line shouted at me :)

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Hank
03/27/2011 19:19

Haha Fiona, you're a kick girl. I'm very pleased you like it.
I love the ancient times. The time of damsels in distress, and warriors willing to take on dragons...I wuz born in the wrong era no doubt. ha!....thanx for coming by doll :)

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01/25/2012 09:19

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08/06/2012 19:41

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01/27/2012 23:39

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Nice article dude

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Hank
07/14/2012 22:06

thank you friend

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07/11/2012 21:00

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07/14/2012 22:08

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Hank
07/14/2012 22:09

Thank you...I think...what do you mean by "collect?"

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07/11/2012 21:05

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07/14/2012 22:12

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07/12/2012 20:58

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Hank
07/14/2012 22:14

Haha, thank you for coming by...not sure exactly what you are trying to say.

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07/14/2012 22:17

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07/13/2012 04:53

e l'intérêt pour cette ville même; elle fournit des indications qui, mises en regard de faits observés ailleurs, ouvrent des horizons nouveaux à l'étude en détruisant des erreurs jusque-là

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Hank
07/14/2012 22:21

Je voudrais parlé le français mieux haha ... eh bien, peut-être que je peux trouver un bon traducteur, quelque part, eu du mal à comprendre ce que vous dites ... désolé.

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07/13/2012 04:54

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Hank
07/14/2012 22:24

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07/25/2012 04:37

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09/29/2012 01:29

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