epic carvings, historically speaking

 Linking to:  D’verse Poets Modern Mythologies

 My sons carved these pumpkins, which they dubbed 

“Titan the Spartan” and “Halwarg, the Great Wolf”


(a triolet)


A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade;

his courage in the face of death lives on in legends bold.

To track and kill a savage wolf would prove the man is made!

A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade.

Thermopylae, where Persian wolves prevailed on Greeks betrayed;

in mountain pass spilled Spartan blood, war’s wind was howling cold.

A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade,

his courage in the face of death lives on in legends bold!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ManicDdaily
    Oct 10, 2014 @ 21:47:10

    Wow! They must have had some sharp blade! Amazing. k.


  2. Glenn Buttkus
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 14:44:14

    A wonderful set of muses you had there; the carvings are marvelous, & your classic form for the poem worked well; such an imaginative take on the prompt. The Spartans have been a popular legend/historical fact, for many books, movies, & poems, but you were the only one to use them out on the trail; cool.


  3. Sumana Roy
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 03:29:01

    love the spartan story carved..nice lines and awesome sculptors…wow!!


  4. lynndiane
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 02:07:30

    Thanks for the comments on the pumpkins…will share with my sculptor sons 😀


  5. Abhra
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 02:07:03

    Smiles, wonderful pumpkin carvings and I love the effect – like the symbolism and bravery of Sparta – well done and thank you for joining my prompt.


  6. katiemiafrederick
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 00:42:30

    Ah.. this brought to mind the true myth of the wolf as a savage beast against man instead of respectful of man in nature opposed to domesticated confused being….

    And nah.. not even Jesus is innocent of this death invoking myth toward the lives of wild wolves..as demons..as of course for the pastoral way.. a wolf can never be a friend..when they just make their living free in the wild.. when food is offered up like that…..for free..in an all you can eat pastoral buffet..;)

    But in the forest without snacks offered on trays.. they only do their business..
    and leave humans alone..in fact afraid of them.. yes humans.. scarier to wolves..:)


    • lynndiane
      Oct 02, 2014 @ 02:01:25

      Yes, seems the wolf often gets a bad rap in legends…i visited a wolf center this summer and it was very interesting; they really aren’t so big and bad!


  7. Mary
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 22:48:34

    Spartans are quite an example! And wow, those pumpkins are wonderfully carved.


  8. Adriana Citlali Ramírez
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 21:57:20

    They did a great job with the pumpkin carvings!


  9. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 19:42:58

    the story of sparta is an interesting one…your pumpkins are awesome…we will carve ours soon enough…and cant wait to get creative….


  10. claudia
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 18:38:10

    how very cool… i haven’t carved a pumpkin for a while – think i should try my hand on the one with the wolf…nice how you wove the greek mythology in as well


  11. MarinaSofia
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 18:34:38

    A very talented pumpkin sculptor! Those Spartans were very interesting – extremely harsh though brave (I fear I’m more of a ‘soft’ Athenian myself, but I admire their resilience).


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