ELAINE   LORAINE   d'ORGAIN


Elaine Loraine d'Orgain ('raine) Old Verse - New Verse I consider anything I write works in progress. I hope you enjoy them in whatever pen name I have used. If you would like to use them, please drop me an e-mail with the name of the verse and which pen name it listed under and I will be glad to write permission for you ......... Rennie Lorca ( Elaine Loraine d'Orgain) c/o: dragonhaime@hotmail.com

LANCELOT AND ELAINE
Lancelot and Elaine - The Curse
YES, IT RAINS IN CAMELOT
HOW YOU LEFT ME
TAPESTRY
TAPESTRY . . . drawn in
TAPESTRY . . . come learn
TAPESTRY . . . more
losing les licornes .... 

les licornes=the unicorns, which often stood for purity, innocence, and truth

looking beyond the magic ....  

Some scholars believe that Merlin and Nimue were real lovers. And, that they faked all the other tales so that they could sail away for eternity, from all the bitter unhappiness that continued around Arthur's Court. Others believe that Nimue was nothing but a sligh sprite who managed to trick Merlin. The questions remain, and I would love to see someone decide to tackle these classics and write more on them. A great writing challenge, I do not feel that they are untouchable to storytellers. We writers seem afraid to touch something after "scholars" have taken over a subject. But scholars are not always writers, and they do study writers ... so I encourage you to Go Write!
DON'T MISS THESE WEBMASTERS' SITES ON ARTHURIAN LEGEND
G. & L. Rheads' "Elaine with Lancelot's Shield"
Camelot & Arthurian Legend: Lancelot
Eminent Domain vs True Love  Wise up, Lance...while you have the chance! Who to love...do any of us ever get this right?

TO LOVE AT ALL
SOULMATE AND FATE
SWEET BITTERSWEET


 
By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 2 February 1998 
Lancelot and Elaine
Elaine's Eternal Grief...Lancelot
Grown tired of living a life through reflections and weary of only shadow-love . . . Life glimpsed briefly with imperfections, clad in sorrow alone and above . . . Surely life has had its moments, free of heartache, grief and sorrow . . . Now today we are cursed with torments, knowing soon there will be no morrow.

 
By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 3 June 1998
Lancelot and Elaine - The Curse From "Elaine's Eternal Grief" Heart be still, my knight rides by To look at him would mean to die Let down my hair, slide back the chair Gaze out at him so glorious there This neverending love and cursed fate Has reached all my poor heart can take
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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 14 July 1998 
YES, IT RAINS IN CAMELOT

Lancelot and Elaine...
from "Elaine's Eternal Grief" 

True love to no avail -- 
Wring hands -- moan and wail. 
The knight, he knows you not. 
All this grief has brought you what? 

Mad woman of Shalott ... 
Time to cast your lot. 
Look out at your Lancelot -- 
Complete a curse forgot! 

Yes, it rains...even in Camelot . . . 

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 11 March 1998 
HOW YOU LEFT ME . . . .

You never tried to break my spirit . . . 
I should
love you for that . . . .

    When you left, you left me whole.
I should care you did that, too.
    Really, you just left a frail shell,
    For the world to see,
    For me to collapse into.
I search unceasingly for my soul.
And, there is my nightly trip to hell,
    Where I send yours back to the sea.

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 25 February 1998 

TAPESTRY

Each Thread In Reflection . . . . 

maybe a wish . . . how did it begin?
...and did your eyes gleam?
loose thoughts raced to you . . . a sin?
in my deja vu dream . . . .

Look again . . . this search for the Unicorn.
Not maybe, not later, not wrong.
Proper soul on a quest . . . no longer torn.
My wish, your command . . . all along. 

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 3 March 1998 

TAPESTRY . . . drawn in.

My Unicorn . . .

Snared once more in simple ways,
A need for comfort, a touch so real.
Just like the cloth and all its frays,
Forget the danger . . . enjoy the feel.

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 3 March 1998 

TAPESTRY . . . come learn

I speak to you of the Unicorn,
No longer mythical . . . you see it is true.
He's waited in time before you were born.
Come hither and see he needs you.

This wondrous, beautiful creature with horn,
Only seen by a privileged innocent few.
This lovely, delightful, luxurious form,
Come learn what he wants of you.

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 26 February 1998 

TAPESTRY...more

Mending It On The Wall . . . .

I stood, wept, and surveyed the damage,
Of a passionate, careless moment.
Long looks to pay you homage,
Not to think of recent torment.

I thought of mending at the wall,
Only to realize that I must caress and cradle you.
That I must let some boundaries fall.
Chances to know great love again...just too few. 

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 5 September 1999 

losing les licornes ....

What feelings lurk behind this veil 
of black clothe and long dry tears ... 
There was once a time set to sail, 
but blue was oft' replaced with fears. 
Some say that love will never die -- 
if love was pure and not this lie. 

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 7 September 1999 

looking beyond the magic ....

With longing, Merlin smiled lovingly at Nimue -- 
voiced desire to be together, sailing to forever.
Weaving a spell, Nimue coyly smiled at Merlin. 
Oh, he'd quietly taught her to be so clever .... 
Where was trust--real love or something conjured; 
and will we see them great lovers again -- ever? 

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 22 February 1998 

To Love At All

Only in worn dreams did I really ever have you...
Lonely, in fitful hours of half-sleep.
On waking, a vague memory of shadows,
No more lingering than morning dew.

Ache and heartache, the senses quickly recall...
Spared little in a lifetime of emotions.
Time left to sleep comes hard for widows.
How wretched to lose a love....to love at all.

With time, a ray of light, a new emotion...
The hope someone may touch this slow heart,
Release a hurt, erase a grief...my old foes.
Even earn a new, complete, and lasting devotion.

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By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain Date: 8 March 1998 SOULMATE AND FATE You cannot have a soulmate . . . whose breath you cannot feel. Lonely is for dreamers . . . who haven't learned to heal. Nor can you have a lover . . . whose presence you are denied. Alone is not the way of love . . . not now, the hereafter, or when somebody died. Give your heart to an earthly goddess . . . see what she does with you. Set your soul on a journey . . . understood by a privileged few. Wrap your arms around real love . . . she lives and lies next to you. Remember to do it quickly, for fate is fickle . . . and her best temptations are few. Back to the Heart-on-Sleeve Corner

By Elaine Loraine d'Orgain 
Date: 10 March 1998 

SWEET BITTERSWEET

Thank you for your inquiry . . .

It has unleased something in me. I loved you. And, you loved me, you said. Sweet words . . . but we all have a time when we crave to have the taste of something else. You did.

Bittersweet . . . is how we taste the last of love. Savoring that last morsel of delicious nector from our relationship. "Relationship" . . . the word it has become . . . our love.

The dregs, the scrapings, the last moisture we can wring from that fabric we first wove to be our lives . . . . 

You asked me, but I keep on . . . well, you see, I will surely have myself in real depression, on my way to despair . . . . Why don't you write more often? . . . . Do me a final kindness, make me learn to dread the sight of your name.
...............................Yours truly, "E"

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