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Shall I find thee all in ice ensnared,
the tree boughs stripped, the blossoms bared,
trapped in a wet and wintry grave -
the blight of snow and hoarfrost shared?

They brought you here, their souls enslaved.
The altar where your minions prayed -
a brilliant diadem of ice,
the offering that your cold heart craved.

They linger here whilst you entice
their frozen limbs as sacrifice.
Their wizened hands by you declared
the chosen few who paid your price
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:


The Rubaiyat is a Persian form which means a collection of rubais (quatrains) put
together. In each quatrain, all lines rhyme but the third. The rhyme scheme is aaba or it
can be aaba bbcb ccdc etc which is called an interlocking rubaiyat.

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leyghan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This reads like an ode. A tragic and beautiful story told in just a few lines. :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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MoonLiteMagic45 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
This is beautiful! It's like reading a soliloquy (or in this case, the snow queen in the preview picture). I can imagine the queen walking through the snowy forest. Amazing job! :D :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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MoonLiteMagic45 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You're welcome! Keep up the great work! :D
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caddman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Fantastic work!...:heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
...my pleasure Brendan ..:)
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb work my Magician of words!:hug::heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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