Sir Gawain part 3

On the morning of the fourth day Sir Gawain left the castle gate

The lady of the castle waved him off biding him farewell.

Brave Gawain did not know if he would greet another morn but on he went to meet his fate.

The sun shone off the snow and all hushed and still , with God help he prayed all would go well!

 

After a long days ride  Sir Gawain  saw a little chapel come into view.

His spirits were low  but he knew he had honour and truth on his side.

As the sun set he dismounted his steed , he knew what he had to do.

So he left his sword and shield by the chapel door and walked towards the alter , there was nowhere to hide.

 

There stood the Green Knight  waiting in the gloom,he asked sir Gawain was he ready to meet his doom.

Gawain advanced toward the Green Knight, and went down on bended knee and removed his helmet

Offering his neck he waited for the blow, he hoped he could be brave enough, he feared that he might swoon.

The Green Knight raised the axe and as he brought it down she saw Sir Gawain flinch before his neck the blade met.

The Green Knight asked Sir Gawain if he was afraid, he then made fun of him calling him a maid.

Gawain then told the Green knight to get on with things and take his blow.

Then Knight then swung again and this time missed his mark. At this Sir Gawain, no longer afraid

Demanded  that the Green Knight tarry no more . He shouted ” take your blow sir and let my blood flow!!”

 

So taking aim the Green Knight took a swing   and came down hard and fast, but just barely glanced our brave Knight’s neck.

Sir Gawain could not understand  how he was only grazed, he asked the Green Knight why he was still alive.

The Green Knight started laughing and suddenly he changed by magic fair or foul he had become Lord Betilak.

What is this wandered our brave hero, why was he here awake and alive.

 

The two knights left the chapel and to a near by lake, did walk

The Green Knight told Gawain it had all been just a test.

Devised by the old lady who had been at their first meeting , who had smiled at him but did not talk.

She was the witch Morgan Le Fay she had decided they would test Arthur’s  Knights to see if any she could best!

 

Gawain was angry perhaps it was his pride

The Green Knight  told him that his wife had been in on the  trial

But Sir Gawain  had resisted her however hard she’d tried.

You are an honourable  knight sir I beg you lets part as friends said the Green knight with a smile..

 

So back to Arthur’s court a weary Gawain rode

He had many a tale to tell of the people he had met

On his journeying and those he had helped along the road.

Arthur was interested in Sir Gawain’s tale he was not surprised at his sisters’ part in the whole affair.

 

So now it is another Christmas tide for Arthur and his knights

Let us leave them for a while to their feasting and their fights!

 

 

 

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. helenvalentina
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 21:43:54

    Another wonderful part of your wonderful series! You inspired me to write about Merlin recently, which just published on my blog. You really bring this glorious, rich mythology to life! 🙂

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Jun 25, 2013 @ 04:27:38

      Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted that you are enjoying this series and I am even more happy to hear that you have been inspired to write about Merlin the greatest wizard of England. I am off to read your post right now. 🙂 xx

      Reply

  2. prayingforoneday
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 09:32:00

    Awww
    I missed parts 1 and 2..
    Would I miss a lot if I skipped to 3?

    Be honest now

    🙂 x

    Reply

  3. prayingforoneday
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 16:43:54

    WOW..
    That was good…
    After all the worrying it was a test by the woman.
    The Knight had to plans to kill him and they left each other as friends.

    Amazing story.

    May I ask where you got this?
    Seriously I am not into reading at all (Although I am onto my 3rd book ever as an Adult) http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/time-riders-the-book-series/ 4 more to go and another release in November about the Mayan 2012 thing.

    Did you make this story yourself or copy it.
    Sorry for my ignorance. I am truly ignorant in such things.

    That was good.
    Will there be a part 4?
    And why did he spurn the sexual advances? Pride? Custom? Loyalty?

    x

    Reply

  4. penpusherpen
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 15:15:01

    The Knight held to his teachings and beliefs, with his honour intact and that of the fair lady, proving that truth and valour wins through Willow, Lovely tale told well my friend. hugs aplenty xPenx

    Reply

  5. saminaiqbal27
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 18:56:59

    Another amazing part comes to an end. Will be waiting for more.

    Reply

  6. bearspawprint
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 02:36:11

    You write not only with beauty but discipline. I do admire you.

    Reply

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