4. Aug, 2019

Dancing Princess Turns Into Stone Queen -- Part 2

2.

While the old soldier feigns to be asleep,

The eldest princess opens the floor-lid.

She summons twelve princes.

They are ready in their twelve boats.

Each princess in a different boat,

With her prince.

They row and row, they glide, they

May well be flying on the lake.

The water is still, heavy and polished

Like a dark mirror in the moonless

Night.

The lovers giggle and whisper,

Smile and embrace in glee.

On the shore, a hooded figure awaits.

He escorts them inside the castle

Of all the dances.

 

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