Saturday, January 28, 2012

Haggish Head.

Riding down the mountainside
came a lofty Knight
to liberate the common folk
from a flighty Hag.
Who reigned with fear
across the wind swept lands.

Once upon a distant time
the Knight and the Hag
were passionate lovers.
Scorned and heart broken
eyes wild with pain
the Knight did vow
to crush the Hags mighty reign.

Gazing into her crystal ball
she eyed the Knight draw near
riding full pelt
toward her seedy castle.
She sent demented demons
way up in the sky
to meet the Knight head on.

With magic sword raised high
the Knight did slay
all the demented demons
one by one
until there were none.

Through the castle gates
he did thunder
and scaled worn steps
that lead to the
Hags gloomy lair.

With a potent swipe
of his magic sword
he decapitated
her Haggish Head.
It flew across
the gloomy lair
ending once and
for all their
torrid love affair.

(c) 2012 Windsmoke.

17 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

It could be a gender thing. I find myself being sorry for that poor hag.

Thanks Windsmoke - you have got me thinking on this far too hot day.

Magsx2 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
I'm on 2 minds with this one, in one sense I feel sorry for the hag, but I also understand why the Knight decapitated her as well, a very thought provoking piece.

River said...

Wow! Maybe the Knight could have tried reasoning with the Hag, but I got the feeling he had already tried that many moons ago. Still, beheading is a little harsh.

Symdaddy said...

Hag's always get the short end of the stick!

Christine said...

Ahhh...! The war between men and women. It never goes away!

Cloudia said...

what a rich imagining!


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FruitCake said...

Hell hath no fury like a knight scorned.
Was she a hag when he first met her, or did she become a hag after letting go the best thing she ever had?
A big, big story here! :)

Dave King said...

Bizarre in the extreme, but none the worse for that!

Beach Bum said...

Evil is evil, the Hag had it coming. I would say the same thing if was a Joan of Arc type riding in and killing some insane wizard.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: We all know how evil and cruel Hags can be :-).

G' Day MAGS: After the love spell was broken this is the result :-).

G' Day RIVER: By today's standards beheading is a little harsh, i agree :-).

G' Day SYMDADDY: Especially the cruel and evil ones :-).

G' Day CHRISTINE: The battle of the sexes is never ending. Welcome to my humble blog and i hope to hear from you in the future :-).

G' Day CLOUDIA: Thanks for saying so its much appreciated :-).

G' Day FRUIT CAKE: She was already a Hag and cast a love spell over the Knight until the spell wore off :-).

G' Day DAVE: I reckon many Hags would have suffered the same fate in the middle or dark ages :-).

G' Day BEACH: Couldn't agree more :-).

Red Nomad OZ said...

I had the same question as FruitCake! Weird how Hollywood has taught us to look for the happy ending - so I was but pleased it didn't!! Then again, maybe it WAS a happy ending for all but the hag - sacrifice one for the good of many??

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RED: Happy endings only happen in hollywood and not always in real life with all the wars going on around the world :-).

Life Ramblings said...

A victory for the dark Knight. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's no Hollywood ending Windsmoke... and thank heavens for that!! Man you're good with words, well done!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day LIFE RAMBLINGS: And a victory for the common folk as well :-).

G' Day PERTH: Sometimes happy hollywood endings can become boring. I do the best i can with words :-).

Ygraine said...

Wow, this has a truly legendary feel!
Real 'Sword & Sorcery' stuff.
Love it :)

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day YGRAINE: I very much enjoy the tales of King Arthur and his Knights, Merlin, Wizards and Dragons and the adventures Robin Hood and his merry men :-).