Day Six of Nano-nano. or whatever it is. At Real Toads, doing the prompt thing with them.  Today the prompt is “speaking with another’s voice”.

We became one the first time you held me.
I reflected your face in my surface –
We became one the first time I felt your tears.
We became one the first time I tasted your blood.
I remember that first day you pulled me from my sheath.
You wept at my beauty and then you pulled me
Against your hand and I felt your pain and tasted your blood.
I felt your wonder as you swung me through
The air and your heart beating through my handle.
I felt your love for me as you named me:
Minamikaze – South Wind
I am the gentle wind from the south,
The white dragon – the one who flies above the clouds.
I am yours as you are mine.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian Zems
    Apr 06, 2018 @ 14:44:08

    I love the name of the sword and the way your words weld both it and the holder through blood and tears. Beautiful.


  2. alisonhankinson
    Apr 06, 2018 @ 15:07:00

    We became one the first time you held me.
    I reflected your face in my surface –
    I think it is a fitting name, it suggests freedom not death.


  3. ladynyo
    Apr 06, 2018 @ 16:26:11

    Wow…this is beautiful and dynamite. enthralling.


  4. Sherry Marr
    Apr 06, 2018 @ 16:28:23

    WOW! This is simply stellar. So vivid. I love the referance to the South Wind and white dragon. So wonderful, Toni!


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 03:07:22

    Redolent of an ancient system of formal ritual, whilst at the same time so emotional and personal. Great name for a sword!


  6. sanaarizvi
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 04:10:31

    Oh this is beautiful!💜 I can truly feel your love radiating from your words!


  7. paul scribbles
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 04:27:11

    A love story right there.


  8. Kerry
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 05:33:48

    I was looking forward to your take on the prompt.. really wonderful perspective on the bond between warrior and weapon. It transcends the potential violence of the combination.


  9. annell4
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 09:35:38

    A beautiful love story!!


  10. purplepeninportland
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 20:31:56

    I love your point of view voice for this, Toni! It soars.


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