Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"The Unicorn"

The Unicorn

Lore, Legend, Isaiah, and Job
reference freedom fierce
of strength and speed -

even the national animal
of Scotland's the unicorn,
emblazoned on many a coat of arms.

So don't be afraid to dream
the impossible.  Never doubt
the strength of your tears.

by Margaret Bednar, July 2, 2014.

This is for the always challenging "Imaginary Garden of RealToads - Out of Standard" hosted by Isadora Gruye.  Today the challenge is to visit "The Amazing and Interesting Fact Generator" and take a fact and build a poem around it.

The fact I "drew" was "even the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn".

The King James Bible uses the word "unicorn" (explanation HERE) and unicorn tears (and blood) are said to be healing.


Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Fascinating. So, unicorns really are real. :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

A wonderful 7-year-old told me, "If you smile bright, bright, bright the unicorns will always have a rainbow." I believed her.

Susan said...

Thank you. The impossible happens.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, believe impossible can happen and never stop dreaming!! Thanks for the encouragement

Hannah said...

I love the extra facts that your research revealed, Margaret! I'd LOVE to meet a unicorn...better yet, be healed by one but only by the tears, (happy tears of course!).

Anonymous said...

I looked this up in various interpretations of the Bible, including the one we use, the NRSV. It refers to the unicorn in several instances as a wild ox. Now, that's strange, but then, there are many contradictions in the diff. versions of the Bible, right?

I would love to see a unicorn. A long-held dream. You made it come true for a blissful moment, thanks! Amy

Jim said...

Good for you, Margaret. When our youngest was growing up her favorite animal was the unicorn.

Can't trust those King James people. Back in those days they had some things wrong. I did learn about the ______ (mental lapse here) from them, it was/still is an unclean bird.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I once designed my own bookplate and it has the quote from The Tempest: "Now I will believe there are unicorns." I still hope to spot one some day.

Lovely thoughts, Margaret.