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The sailing of the Ark
The sky was low, the sounding rain was falling dense and dark,
sons were standing at the window of the Ark.
The beasts were in, but Japhet said "I see one creature more
Belated and unmated there comes knocking at the door."
"Well, let him knock, or let him drown" said Ham,
"or learn to swim;
We're overcrowded as it is. We've got no room for him."
"And yet it knocks. How terribly it knocks," said Shem. "Its feet
hard as horns. And O, the air from it is sweet."
"Now hush!" said Ham, "You'll waken Dad, and once he comes to
What's at the door, it's sure to mean more work for you and me." Noah's voice came roaring from the darkness
"Some animal is knocking. Let it in before we go."
Ham shouted back (and savagely he nudged the other two)
Japhet knocking down a bradnail in his shoe."
Said Noah, "Boys, I hear a noise that's like a horse's hoof."
Said Ham, "Why, that's the dreadful rain that drums upon the roof."
Noah tumbled up on deck, and out he
puts his head.
His face grew white, his knees were loosed, he tore his beard and said,
"Look, look! It would not wait. It turns away. It takes its flight
you've made of it, my sons, between you all to-night.
O noble and unmated beast, my sons were all unkind.
such a night, what stable and what manger will you find.
O golden hoofs, O cataracts of mane, O nostrils wide
With high disdain, and O the neck wave-arched, the lovely pride!
O long shall be the furrows ploughed upon the hearts of men
Before it comes
to stable and to manger once again.
And dark and crooked all the roads in which our race will walk,
Shrivelled all their manhood like a flower on broken stalk.
Now all the world, O Ham, may curse the hour that you
Because of you, the Ark must sail without the Unicorn."
A beauty of white
One spiraling horn, an undying believe
A virgin maiden, a hidden thief
An untimely death
An unmoral theft
You gave her your trust
now your body lies blood spilt in the dust
Finally today, your admired
Its your beauty they seek, no longer your horn they desire
young girls dream of thee
and peacefuly you live in a world of fantasy
The Unicorn And The
Long ago on the edge of the forest of Brochhande,
there lived a King called Boron who was hated by his people. He was also hated by all the people of the neighboring
kingdoms because he was constantly at war with them. He was a sour man who trusted no one and always suspected
plots against his life. This wasn't an unfounded fear because the more bellicose he became the more his people
longed to he rid ot him.
Boron had not
always been a bad man but disappointment and grief had poisoned his soul. In his youth he had been known as Boron The
Blessed, but now he had come to be called Boron the Bitter. The only soft spot remaining in his heart, it seemed
was for his daughter Therese. This was not just the special bond between father and daughter; she inspired love in everyone.
She was one of those people who can only see the good in others and in fact many of her father's excesses were
forgiven for her sake.
one day that a Unicorn was seen in the forest near Boron's kingdom. As news ot this spread from huntsman and forester
to peasant md burgher many people recalled the circumstances when a Unicorn last appeared. It had coincided with
the death of Boron's grandfather - whom he was rapidly coming to resemble - and was believed to signal the end of an evil
reign. This inspired a mood of hope in the people and smiles were seen on faces that had not known joy for many
The King was the last to hear
the news of the Unicorn. Oblivious to the significance of the Unicorns presence, he thought only of acquiring the beast's
precious horn. So he gathered all of his wisest advisors together to plan how the desired object could be taken.
"It cannot be accomplished by force", they told him.
"Neither the stealthiest of hunters nor the bravest of pack of hounds can catch the Unicorns. It is the wisest and strongest
of beasts and in either forest or mountain it can disappear like the mist. It only comes in reach of humans it trusts
and they are none but the purest maidens."
"Then find me a pure maiden and we will set a trap with her." said the King impatiently.
"But if she knows the plan, my lord," they replied, "the Unicorn may sense it and keep away."
"Then we won't tell her, you fools," Boron roared, "and if any of you breathe
a word of this without my leave, your heads will go to feed the crows down on the gatehouse."
Boron was not a completely bad man so when it was pointed out to him
that the purest maiden in all the kingdom was undoubtedly his own daughter, even he had qualms. He could have perhaps
chosen some other maid but this seemed an insult to his daughter's honor, besides lowering the chances for success.
So in the end, after wrestling with a conscience well used to defeat, he decided to go ahead and use poor Therese as unwilling
bait for his Unicorn trap.
The next day
Boron and his daughter set off on horseback, accompanied by a dozen of his truest knights. The king told Therese he
wished only to watch the Unicorn from a distance, should it choose to approach her.
"Surely we do not require so much company to meet the peaceful Unicorn?" the princess
asked her father.
"Of course not, my
dear, but the world is full of our enemies so bear with them for my sake. Besides, they too would like a glimpse of
As they neared the forest they
met a pleasant young Knight riding towards them bearing a shield of pure white. The King asked if he had any tidings
of the Unicorn.
"I have been seeking
the creature all night in vain," the Knight replied, "and many other nights and days past. There is nothing in all the
world I wish to find more than the holy Unicorn.
"You mean it no harm, do you?" asked the princess.
"I would stake my life against any who wish to harm the creature, my lady, and have done so many times in this quest."
"Then you must come with us," she declared, "for we
too seek the Unicorn in peace."
King's private rage the Knight accepted and in due course the party came to a clearing in the forest. A mighty oak grew
in the center and a steep mountain overlooked it. The princess settled herself to wait on silken cushions amid the roots
of the oak while the King and his knights withdrew to the forest. There they overpowered the Knight and left him tied
to a tree before dispersing to lay their trap.
All that day princess Therese waited with no sight of the creature. Then as the sun set and the full moon rose, and
both planets ruled the sky jointly for awhile, she caught a faint glimpse of the Unicorn. It stood in the shadows beneath
the nearest trees, as pale and insubstantial as a ghost.
For a long time the Unicorn watched Therese in silence and she too dared not stir for fear of frightening it away. Then
with the cautious grace of a deer it stepped into the open and trotted towards her, it's snow-white mane tossing like waves,
it's slender, spiraled horn flashing against the sky. Therese could scarsely breathe for wonder and when the Unicorns
deep, wise eyes looked into hers she was filled with love and awe for the creature. She felt herself drifting on the
edge of a swoon and thought she could hear strains of heavenly music in the far distance.
The Unicorn hesitated until it was sure of the purity of her heart then the holy
creature knelt and laid it's head in her lap. As she cradled it, the princess was filled with immeasurable bliss.
Her tears of joy fell on to the Unicorn and sparkled like diamonds in the moonlight.
Suddenly with a roar, a thundering of hooves and a clash of weapons,
the King and his knights burst from the trees. The Unicorn sprang to its feet, but already it was too late. The
creature was surrounded and as it desperately sought a way out through the ring of steel, it let out a pitiful scream
of terror. Finally it was lay low by the crushing blow of a mace and Boron leapt down to strike off
Therese finally came
to her senses and realized what was happening. With a cry she ran across the clearing between the flashing
hooves of the circling horses and threw herself on the fallen Unicorn and cradled its head in her white arms.
"Kill me first," she cried, "for I cannot live knowing
I have betrayed so noble a trust." Boron was furious. Pull her away he screamed at his men, but none of
them dared lay a hand on the princess so great was the love she inspired.
The King was enraged. He tried to pull her away himself and when that failed he
very nearly struck at the horn anyway, not caring if he hit her. But in mid-stroke he realized what he was doing.
In a flash of insight the King suddenly saw what he had become. He realized he was on the verge of destroying the one person
in the world he cared about more than himself. Boron threw his sword to the ground and sank to his knees, sobs
of shame and remorse wracked his body.
At that point, the Unicorn awoke and with trembling legs struggled to his feet. Boron's knights withdrew and huddled
under the trees, for they too were now ashamed of what they had tried to do. The Unicorn rose and let the maid sooth
him awhile, then it turned to face the King. The creature moved towards Boron and lowered it's horn until it's point
touch his neck. The repentant King neither flinched nor tried to defend himself.
"Please," begged Therese, "for my sake, spare my father."
The Unicorn turned towards the princess with an enigmatic
look in his eyes and then, with a few swift bounds, was gone like a flash of silver under the moon.
From that night forward Boron was a changed man. Or rather, he
reverted to being the man he used to be, open-handed and honest and no more suspicious of others intentions than the ways
of the world demand.
So just as the people
had thought, the Unicorn's coming did indeed presage the end of an evil reign. However, on this occasion the King did
not die. He was simply transformed into the good and honest ruler the people wanted.
The next time the Unicorn showed itself in his country it was to signal
Boron's death, or perhaps to lead him from this life into the next. But this time love of the Unicorn in that place
by the forest of Broceliande was matched only by sorrow in the King's passing period.
Taken from: http://lair2000.net/unicorn25/Legends/The_Unicorn_And_The_Maiden.html
The sky looked red and gray and blue
and where the sun had gone, who
But the beauty I saw before my eyes
was enough to make the hardest man
a horse with horns, but white as could be
so magnificant,stood there gazing
The creature was enchanted, I was almost afraid
but the look in it's eyes
gave the truth away
There was a calm that settled over me the likes I never knew
everthing I ever believed,I suddenly knew was true
Then the magic left as abruptly as it came,
I wondered for a moment if I were merely insane
I realize now it doesn't matter either way
the beauty is mine from now since that day
And whenever I'm feeling the least bit forlorn,
I just close my eyes tight, and picture my Unicorn.
If you look real hard you just might find a secret path that leads to my secret garden....