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i knew a boy with
eyes of gold & fire
in his footsteps.

he would roar to the
stars, declaring himself
as fearless as a king
& as regal as a lion.

"ad lucem,"
he would announce
every night when leo
would coax the virgin
from her radiant
castle.

five times around the
sun & loyal fangs bared
to shield his kingdom,
my lion boy
dances with flames.
This is for =Sammur-amat's contest WRITTEN IN THE STARS, which can be found here: [link]

The theme of this? To write a prose or poetry piece about your zodiac sign and include a wee bit of Latin. :) Alternatively, you can use your favorite zodiac sign, which is what I did since I've already written about Aquarius. Obviously, this is about Leo.

Leo is actually my favorite for two reasons: I love the Lion King and my favorite character in an anime/manga called Fairy Tail is Loke, who is the representation of the celestial spirit Leo. ^^;

ad lucem means "to the light" in Latin, and I believe it makes sense because Leo's fixed element is fire. Their planet, of course, is the sun. And the constellation of Leo resides between Cancer and Virgo, hence why I mentioned a "virgin" in the piece, since Virgo is the virgin. Leo is also the fifth sign of the zodiac, hence "five times around the sun."

I really like this one. It may not be up to standards to get very far in the contest, but I really like how it came out! Please go check out =Sammur-amat's page for more details (as well as wonderful writing and a wonderful person) if you want to participate in the contest!
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:iconeldamil:
Eldamil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Seems very reminiscent of the English Romantic poets to me, I really like it :)
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rltedder99 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love this poem! Could I paint it on a canvas and give you credit? I wouldn't sell it, just to hang in my room
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mystifytheworld Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
Loke is my favorite too.
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TheLittoralViolet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I love this, so much. Everything! I love the beautiful crafted imagery. Really is wonderful writing :heart::heart:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I wish a fellow participant all the best in Dee's competition! :star:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconclapplz: 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: :heart:

This piece honestly captured me from beginning to end. The images you have created are beautiful, captivating and perfect. The lines which amazed me the most (I can honestly find no fault with the piece, I am seriously so in love with it right now!) are:

'he would roar to the
stars, declaring himself
as fearless as a king
& as regal as a lion.'


and

'my lion boy
dances with flames.'


This is beautiful, you have done a wonderful job. (I am a Leo, by the way. I love this!)

:love: x 10000000000000000000000000000000
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:iconprussianpersephone:
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Asdfgh I'm so glad you like it! I really did enjoy writing it, even though I'm not a Leo :XD:.

I'm like crying because you gave me a big comment. <3
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Opti101 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing! How did you come up with this?
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:iconprussianpersephone:
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A lot of looking at horoscopes for Leo and hard thinking, really. :)
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love your first verse. :D
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:iconprussianpersephone:
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you c:
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very vivid imagery. I like how you used the zodiacal references to create a scene.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! It was a bit difficult, but I'm really glad this prompt turned out to be so interesting to work with.
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ravenclawqueen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful :highfive:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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:iconravenclawqueen:
ravenclawqueen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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sarahokoth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
i love this
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to hear so!
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sarahokoth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
me 2
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Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing :3 I am not much into Poetry, I am picky about it and odnt like many of them, but I really like this ^_^
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, then! :D
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Blow-som Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love it !

(it's funny, my boyfriend and i are both Leo, and once I wrote a poem about him, comparing him to a lion. I wrote it in french, but it was quite in the same feeling; light, gold, flames.. lions are the best !)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lions are indeed the best! Too bad there's not a Zodiac for wolves! :XD:
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Blow-som Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
(and the Lion King is our favourite disney movie (;)
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Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely, I really like all the elemental fire, stars, gold and royal vibes. Really well done. The only thing that bugs me a bit is the '&' signs, they seem a bit out of place in a poem like this, but they do give the lines a unique feel, different from the actual word 'and'. ^^
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm constantly experimenting with different styles, so I used an ampersand in this one just for fun ehe. But I'm glad you enjoyed!
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Piezelle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I would write abot Taurus if I could write poetry.
I like this.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YOU CAN WRITE POETRY, JUST DO IT
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Piezelle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist
BLARGH OKAY
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Finf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
This is amazing!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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petit--loup Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Writer
This was beautifully written.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, thank you. :blush:
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Wytefade Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so wonderfully epic. im so glad i found this. :3
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Wytefade Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
NPXD
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Eternia2012 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Timothi-Ellim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Being a Leo, I instinctively love this. Also I loved Lion King. If I could roar I'd probably declare myself king too. :D
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you liked it! Lion King is one of the best.
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
High fives to a fellow Leo! :D I also loved this.
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greggileano Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i also remember Loke! :D

im not good in poetry so i dont think i have the right to say if it's nice, good or best one i read..but one thing is for sure, i did enjoy reading this one ;) good luck on the contest!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Loke is the best. :blush:

Aha, thank you so much!
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