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Poem: "The Daughters of Befana"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2011 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

Fiorenza is definitely quick on her wits. She has her share of wisdom and compassion, but there is a ferocity in her that the Origami Mage does not have. Fiorenza often takes the direct route, both in speech and in action. She won't spare someone's blushes if embarrassing them gets the job done with no serious injuries. I rather admire that rustic, practical charm.
eseme From: eseme Date: March 4th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Yes. She was not worried about the mens' feelings.

She is very practical and down to earth. The poem styles often reflect that - she would not work in haiku.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 4th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>Yes. She was not worried about the mens' feelings. <<

After you've seen a man with his pants off, it's hard to take him completely seriously.

>>She is very practical and down to earth. The poem styles often reflect that - she would not work in haiku.<<

Sooth. Much of a culture's flavor comes through its poetic forms. I love matching the topic to a form when I am dealing with something set in a particular culture. So I use haiku and tanka verses to capture the serenity and moment-to-moment flow of the Origami Mage storyline. Fiorenza has varied between free verse, which can do anything; and the stately grace of formal Italian poetry, the terza rima and the sonnet so far. I may well explore others later; there are many fine Italian forms.
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