The following poem belongs to my oldest settings, a desert called the Whispering Sands. It's on the southern continent in my main fantasy world, Hallelaine. The inhabitants include a mix of humans and elves, and I have quite a bit of the local language Seshaa worked out. There's a narrow band of greenery along the coast, quite a lot of rocky and sandy barrens in the lowlands, some splendid canyons and hills toward the north, and then the high desert with its open dunes inland. The decadent cities lie along the coast and a few other places; there are important tribes like Waterjewel in the north and the Tazha in the south, plus quite a lot of different bandit tribes. It makes for interesting times.
Fandom: Original (Whispering Sands)
Summary: The desert holds many different kinds of beauty, each with its own name.
Content Notes: This poem features words from a constructed language.
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A total of 13 people sent prompts, which is low, but actually one higher than the main fishbowl this month. Please welcome new prompter DW user jb_slasher, whom you can thank for the second freebie poem. There were 37 comments on LJ and 6 on DW, not much crosstalk.
Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the September 2012 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Dissonance and Consonance"
"Education Is a Matter of Perspective"
"It Comes First and Follows After"
"Learning at the Wheel"
"Literally and Figuratively"
"Talk Like ..."
"Whatever We Feed"
The mid-month fishbowl has SOLD OUT. This is the first time that has happened. Donors for this session include: zianuray, janetmiles, Anthony & Shirley Barrette. The linkback perk poem "Alone in the Bee-Loud Glade" (Hart's Farm) is complete. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.
The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.
Sept. 27, 2012
NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface
The full version of this story with accompanying images is at:
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a
stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is
driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but
this evidence -- images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels --
is the first of its kind.
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