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Cloud on the Mountain    
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
This is a traditional Northern poem about snow-unicorns coming down the mountain to rest for the night.
Posted: 01/02/09      [2 Comments] ~ 143 words.
 

Proud in his prime,
Cloud is the king
Wide is his world,
Fleet are his foals,

Hear how the herd
Cantering, come
Swift on the snow
Trample a trail

See the horns shine
Fierce as a flame
Heavy their hooves
Deep in the dell

Settle, now, soft:
Now comes the night
Cloud and Coldeye,
Trailblaze and Tide,

Hush now and hear
Listen at last
Snowies asleep,
Breathe their soft breaths
prancing and pacing,
of snow-unicorns.
rolling with wonder;
so flashy and fine.

hallows the mountain,
'round the cauldron's rim.
the snowies running
through the turning trees.

sharp in the sunlight,
and fatal to foes.
that hammer hollows
where dear ones lie down.

the sun is setting.
who knows all their names:
Cambric and Clayspot,
Tiara and Trace.

as sides are heaving;
as the wind lies low.
silver in starlight
and dream by and by.

Author's Notes

Northern language poems are not sung, but rather declaimed or chanted. This one relies heavily on alliteration for its poetic effect.

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