Friday, September 18, 2015

Could not be captured alive

                                                                           Attribution: Brunswyk
Image: A Unicorn Ornament 1910 (here)

Note: Commonly described as an extremely wild creature
a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured
by a virgin. Its horn was said to have the power to render
poisoned water potable and able to heal sickness  -  Wiki

Haiku and tanka

Constellations the
likes of the unicorn blessed
with certain powers

Purity and grace
Could not be captured alive
except by virgins

Of beauty and strength
Cited of folklore seen by
Marco in the East
Recent revival featured
in Harry Potter's series

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #821  -  unicorn
a constellation in the universe


  1. Excellent words on a wonderful subject. Well done Hank.

  2. The unicorn does seem to be a creature that people have a fascination with

  3. I would love to know unicorns were real.

    Thanks for your kind comment.

  4. Once, as a child, I wondered about the existence of unicorn. That was the impact of reading stories about it.

    A nice write-up you have here, Hank. :)