Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

:iconprussianpersephone: More from PrussianPersephone

Featured in Collections

brigid by Piezelle

Literati by tngapch

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
June 17, 2013
File Size
569 bytes


573 (who?)
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

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!
Add a Comment:
Eldamil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Seems very reminiscent of the English Romantic poets to me, I really like it :)
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
mystifytheworld Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
Loke is my favorite too.
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:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I wish a fellow participant all the best in Dee's competition! :star:
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SleepingInTheShadows Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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.'


'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
Add a Comment: