Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Crossing -

"The Crossing"
mixed media collage by Art Nahpro

VETERAN'S HOME, Tanak - An old footlocker at The Veteran's Home of Painted Post, Tanak, gave up it's treasure at the recent "Alignment of the Twelve Festival". This old artwork was purchased by the infamous mercenary soldier, The Sloganeer, who carried it with him into scores of campaigns, battles and skirmishes while fighting to keep Tanak and her Indigenous People free. It has been told that the dream described in the poem was an allegory for his own recurring nightmare of sorts. In the end, "beguiled" he most surely was, having been smitten by the Beautiful Princess of Derby - with whom he had a life long love affair although they never married. Between them, each departure for the next field of battle was referenced as "The Crossing". In her memoirs, The Princess relates that each parting was sealed with a kiss and a whisper into his deaf ear, "Return to your Lonesome Princess".

*(First - my sincere thanks to Paul Jackson, Keith Bates & Art Nahpro for permission to use the image seen in this post - further information, star maps, system maps, jump gate locations, historic documents, arts & culture, myth & legend, etc. is requested - please leave additions in the comment box)


Arty said...

Nice one Mick-really enjoyed the feel of it. Look forward to more.

Take care


Mick said...

Thanks very much. Your piece was inspiring to me from the moment I laid eyes on it. More, certainly, will come.