The Song of the Fall: An Epic Poem

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Poetry - 126 pages
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Constantinople, The highest glory of the Christian world, would fall To The pagans, but its greatest moment would never die. For I shall tell of it, and it will always last. The year is 1453. Constantinople, The capital of the eastern half of the Roman Empire, faces the threat of destruction. At its gates are the armies of Mehmet II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, who brings with him evidence of modern warfare—the great cannons which batter the ancient walls, breached only once before in their long past. Both sides pray fervently for strength, favor, and ultimately victory, knowing full well that in order for one to win, The other must fall. In bold, elegant verse, The Song of the Fall tells of the struggle between Constantine and Mehmet, Christianity and Islam, tradition and modernity, And The inner toil with faith. The Song of the Fall is a historically accurate epic poem following in the custom of such masterpieces as the Iliad. Extensively researched and masterfully written, it immortalizes the heroes of this pivotal battle, presents invaluable historical insight, and celebrates the enduring literary genre to which it belongs.
 

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Contents

The Definition of an Epic Poem
9
Note on the Text
11
List of Characters in order of appearance
13
A Saints Memory
17
When a Goth Did Sit in Caesars Chair
19
The First Encounter of Mohammed and the Romans
23
Heavens City on Earth
25
The Unfortunate Rise of the Antichrist
29
The SwiftFooted Before the Wall
57
May the Sea Swallow Mehmets Slaves
61
Aid From Heaven
65
Hold Fast Romans the Pagans Fury
69
Great Constantine What Courage Lays in Your Heart
75
The Failing Faith
79
Romans Look Upon the Apocalypse and Be Brave
85
Constantines Stand
93

The Emperors Throat Is Cut
35
Send Aid Franks Lest the Great City Fall
41
Those Who Came to Constantines Side
45
The Bees Spill from the Hive
49
The Crumbling Stones and the Dragons Breath
53
What Becomes of Us
99
Final Historical Note
103
Suggested Reading List
107
Notes
111
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