Rescue the Maiden's Dream

Updated on May 19, 2018
kenneth avery profile image

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


" . . .child, climb quietly upwards the sunshine there and whisper

the maiden's dark night's name."


I've a few quid for quail and worn blue balloons for stories

A rotten Oak door and the shadow of a shadow'd whore.

My life is but a benevolence of a master's quilt

A night of sleep, a horizon's longing, a meal without guilt.

Shine high, old moon, and keep your sight from me

Hide my aging hide, Ol' Sol, you are a creeping foe

You cannot speak, sign, or look at a prisoner's flee.

Drink freely, young fools of ancient farmland's sow.

A lauding, clapping, dance and willows roll

She hints at criminal love, a crust, a gentle hand.

Bowing her lovely head no misery to dole.

Lie gently, sweet darling, not a god, but just a man.

Ordered chanting from dark hillsides dark

Musical lies, a prince will die, the wine turned to shame

Her beauty is in his hand, a cloak of taboo stark.

Flesh on his bone, kissing her lips by name.

Elder king and queens live thrice . . .

While mermaids dwell and dine . . .

No silken sails on her barge his price . . .

Oh, beloved, beloved, a final wave, be mine.

Sudden bolt crashing from thunder's lair

Shivering curls of her tiny back . . .

His First Mate, once valiant, ne'er fair.

Mountains rock the ground in silver's sack.

Princess, queens, and myths hang a name in pages

Kings, prince's, and dogs of filthy feet . . .

Children with no faces pass battle's rages.

His hands, her lips, hearts in horizon's meet.


Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Kenneth Avery


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenneth Avery 

        9 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hi, Sean -- thank you for stopping by and leaving me a wonderful comment. May I pose both of you, Gypsy Rose Lee and you a serious question: what is going to become of me when topics and text such as "this" one is finished? I mean, think of a bucket of water and in that bucket is sweet, cold water and in the period of a certain length of time, people walk by and drink water sometimes each day, but never bothering to refill the bucket.

        Then one day a poor traveler (on foot) sees the water bucket and with his thirst, he runs to the bucket only to find an empty bucket and a couple of spiders taking up residence at the bottom of the bucket.

        Now do you see?

        Discussions are welcome . . .

      • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenneth Avery 

        9 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Gypsy Rose Lee -- Thank you so much for your very kind words. And you nailed the meaning to the letter. Nice going.

        You stay safe and in touch.

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Loved this. A wonderful poetic fantasy as the knight slays the dragon.

      • Sean Dragon profile image

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Amazing epic poetry, my brother Kenneth!

        While I was reading, in the back of my mind was playing Manowar's music...




      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)