Temujin

Georgios A.V. By Georgios A.V., 12th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2whvuqti/
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A war poem, written in Iambic heptameter or quatorzain form, about Genghis Khan, the Temujin of the ancient Mongols.

Temujin


The purple Royal banners wave above his armor's steel;
the chieftain carries his Mongolian, relentless wit,
young Genghis Khan, the Temujin, applies his sovereign zeal,
to merge the lands beneath his will, the warlords to befit.

Consorted by young Börte of the Onggirat kin tribe,
the martial Temujin receives high honors by the clans;
a skillful warrior invades the lands while his young bride,
awaits; for no one else predestined is to be her man.

The chieftain slaughters hence his passage through the western soils
invincible his tactics are, and triumphs ascertain,
advance his rule, expand his territorial rights and spoils,
while Börte, granting loyalty, in virtue she ordains.

How valued is the flight of eagles that conduct above,
depict trajectories, and soar to vanish where the Gods
embrace the sadness of unanswered prayers and bridal love,
the Royal maid in loneliness, defends against all odds?

So priceless have become their plumes upon the Mongol plains,
where the persistent Northern steppe cold winds enfold the ghosts
and Princess Börte counts her solitude, stands tall and reigns,
believing that her Temujin bestows his kind riposte!

" Support him Goddess of the moon when grooming Charon thuds
and sends the clanging of the steel, commanding thus, the souls,
to travel the descending route of coursing loveless blood,
and through the gusting of the winds, transports their saddened calls. "

© 01-20-2014, G. Venetopoulos, All rights reserved
(Quatorzain, Epic, Romantic)

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Borte, Genghis Khan, Iambic Heptameter, Invasion, Love, Mongols, Princess, Quatorzain, Temujin, War

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Apr 2014 (#)

incredibly wonderful is this...many thanks...

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author avatar Georgios A.V.
13th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Carolina. You are a true friend. :)

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author avatar Retired
4th Jan 2015 (#)

Potent. Impressive.

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