Best poetry you have read?

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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Wed May 01, 2013 2:19 pm

    Mine's very stylistic and doesn't work outside the context of DkS (billy and Wyrm's duel to settle the Lifehunter-DS war), nonetheless I think I touched on some nice imagery in it. I did like yours, particularly the single-minded tone, but I would suggest not including old fashioned speech in such a modern-feeling poem, it's a bit jarring. Remember, it doesn't have to rhyme; most modern stuff doesn't.

    A hundred bodies on a pyre lay
    To light the streets of Lordran’s shadowed slums.
    Its crumbling stones were hid from failing day,
    Its denizens by blade were each struck dumb.
    For soon, the duel that bears the name of war
    Will see blood spilt between two hated foes.
    And ‘till the gutters flow with clotted gore,
    The hazy air will ring with sound of blows.

    Two hidden lords against the gods are set;
    The great Wyrm-Hero, sworn in staunch defense
    To dragon-queen in icy world beset.
    From void Abyss the other issued hence
    To drain the world of its humanity:
    ‘Twas Marius, in haunted city crowned;
    Invading lord of cruel calamity.
    To him the Stalkers of the Dark were bound,
    And set against the grim Hunters of Life.
    Yet uninterred was mem’ry of past loss
    When their leaders did meet to settle strife-
    So that but one in grave would turn and toss
    On war’s account; a noble sacrifice.

    The Oracle of Light did judge the duel;
    A single stone from hand did she let fall.
    And ere its light did the combatants reach,
    The sound of blade did ring, and sing, and call.

    Two bright moons on wild seas reflected;
    In unison the Dark Lord’s blades did shine.
    Relentless was his cold and silent fury,
    Keen and unhindered was his ruthless mind.
    Dire indeed was the Hero’s passion,
    E’er burning like the flame that he did wield.
    Head becrowned, from rags his vestments fashioned.
    Long was his blade, and sturdy was his shield.

    The battle dragged on long, and yet it seemed
    That with each strike, cold death should surely deem
    The struggle done, his chosen to receive,
    And pour th’unlucky soul out through his sieve.

    The skill and strength of both were level-matched,
    So that it seemed they dueled but with their will.
    And then, reborn, in Marius there hatched
    From ashes, thoughts he never truly killed.
    His servitude to Kaathe seemed but hollow,
    His soldiers’ loyalty delusioned dreams.
    Lust for battle feels a cruel betrayal,
    The Dark Lord’s world naught but futile seems.
    For if to serpent’s word he paid no heed,
    And ancient soul lay dormant in the flesh,
    If he had but adhered to peace’s creed
    Perhaps he needn’t lay his love to rest.

    For but a moment he forsook his might,
    And Marius desired not to fight.
    His hand did tremble,
    Wyrm did cut him down.
    None may stop upon the path
    Marching onward toward the bloody crown.


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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by ResIsBestStat on Wed May 01, 2013 2:22 pm

    Ok this forum is full of intellectuals!


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    Some Dante Alighieri would be cool though....

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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by User1 on Wed May 01, 2013 2:24 pm

    That was a great poem Ghadis, some fantastic vocabulary in there. big grin
    Also, bear in mind I was 14 when I wrote that poem. silly
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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Wed May 01, 2013 2:29 pm

    15 years ago? Wow, I deleted all the **** I wrote when I was 14 from my computer and underwent a minor lobotomy to rid myself of the shame. silly


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    Post by User1 on Wed May 01, 2013 2:30 pm

    I dug it up from the archives of the crap I have in the garage.
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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed May 01, 2013 2:30 pm

    That is very nice Ghadis. Well done indeed.

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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by RANT on Wed May 01, 2013 4:30 pm

    I can't pick, my three favorite poets are Neruda, Lorca and Parra.


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    Re: Best poetry you have read?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu May 02, 2013 8:26 pm

    Ghadis_God wrote:I'm a big fan of Blake, his work falls short in some areas but his thinking was incredibly ahead of its time.

    Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
    In the forests of the night;
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies.
    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
    On what wings dare he aspire?
    What the hand, dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder, & what art,
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy heart began to beat,
    What dread hand? & what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain,
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? what dread grasp,
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

    When the stars threw down their spears
    And water'd heaven with their tears:
    Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

    Tyger Tyger burning bright,
    In the forests of the night:
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
    This is one of my favourites, I actually used it in a poetry project I had to do in one of my classes.


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