February 4th, 2013
|09:14 pm - Also Not Exactly More Joy #4: Escape|
Sorry for my silence and dilatory progress on the More Joy prompts -- it's madness 'round here.
But in honor of the glorious news out of Leicester today, and the confirmation that the remains of the last Plantagenet king have been found and will be properly buried -- why, yes, I'm a bit of a Ricardian, why do you ask? -- I offer this drabble, fulfilling the theme of one of the requests.
Dead, he was still a trapped boar.
Over him passed centuries of life, but he had a little, little grave in which broken bones and lost promises lay. His hands were empty. His ghostly thoughts long were dust, then concrete and hard tires and a wish for rain to wash away blood-memories. Alas, he was so dry.
Yet one autumn he was found, one winter he was named, one season soon he would be interred in truth. That day he would be free.
Let us sit on the ground and tell sweet stories of the escape of kings.
May your week be full of the best discoveries and confirmations!
Thank you, C!
(And happy Tuesday to you, too.)
Wonderful! And how cool is that, in all ways? Richard III, history -- ah, marvelous!
Happy Tuesday! (Tomorrow!)
I was so so excited about the confirmation it was Richard. :)))
Cheers, and an awesome Tuesday!
|Date:||February 5th, 2013 09:47 am (UTC)|| |
Thank you thank you, L! [beams at the news and at you]
Have a fabulous Tuesday.
Thank you for reading and for kind words, L. Happy discoveries today! :)
And isn't it wonderful that he has been found?
It's so COOL. [beams]
And thank you, S, and a super Tuesday to you, with more cool things. :)
Oh, that's a beautiful little bit of prose-poetry. May I share it with a friend, who is a Plantaget partisan and wants Richard to have a full pomp and glory state funeral?
Thank you so much, singinglark, and I'd be pleased if you shared it. :)
Happy Tuesday, with cool things ahead!
|Date:||February 5th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)|| |
Thank you, A! Happy Tuesday, with creative good things. :)
:hugs: yay for good news!
Happy Tuesday, F, and enjoy your own discoveries! :)
Very nice drabble!
I spent quite a bit of time yesterday reading up on Richard III and everything surrounding the announcement, it was very interesting. And then I realized that I've got a copy of The Daughter of Time sitting unread (and probably unopened) on my bookshelf. I might have to read it this weekend.
I love The Daughter of Time! That being said, it's just as biased in favor of Richard as Richard III (which I ALSO love love love) is against him. Swings and roundabouts.... ;)
Thanks, T, and a fabulous day to you!
Ricardians salute you!
I was just in the middle of reading The Sunne in Splendour when the bones were found, and your drabble is so fitting.
I really have to read The Sunne in Splendour, I really do. [makes note]
Cheers and a delicious, discovery-filled day to you!
Thank you, Gwynne! And since it's almost Wednesday... happy rest of the week to you. :)
::raises a toast in the King's Name::
Thank you thank you, ALH. Cheers! [clinks glass] May you have a great week.
As per usual I come very late to the party, but this is terrific! for some reason I love the "little, little grave" ... and, of course, sitting upon the ground telling stories.
I'm afraid the best bits were stolen from WShakespeare's OTHER Richard. :)
But I'm glad you liked the remix, H-P, even though it wasn't quite where I thought I'd go with your prompt.
Cheers, hugs, awesomeness to you!
Thanks, Stevie! And More Joy to you. :)