Ged’s Duel With Jasper
The young wizard with his rival strove,
spinning feats of power and sorcery
until he at last in darkness wove
a spell to shatter death’s boundary.
Elfarran’s shade was softly weeping,
for the price of his great vanity
came from her spectral image creeping:
a nameless, formless unsanity.
©2017 Bill Hazelrig
Inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin’s tale, “A Wizard of Earthsea” and by 2 lovely poetry prompts.
Also inspired by a more general writing prompt, #ThursTale.