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Poem: Darrow Poems from 1-1-17 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: Darrow Poems from 1-1-17
This batch of poems was written outside the main prompt calls. They were sponsored by the pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. These are written from the perspective of my darrow elves from Hallelaine. Think haiku or tanka with a fantasy twist. Most of them have nature themes while others are macabre or enlightened.

Warning: Some of these may be unsettling. Please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.


Darrow Poems


within the wind
hidden like a knife in a sheath
the sound of my name

* * *
dawn
a splinter of sunlight
pulled from night's paw

* * *
the cattails
hide the water
like a trapdoor
over a bottomless pit

* * *
only the seeds
which are buried
may sprout in spring

* * *
the willow bends
the elm breaks

the moss does neither,
yet is stepped upon
 

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: December 29th, 2017 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellently done!
Have never heard of a "tanka" before!
Just read its definition. I wonder what the darrow elves would write in honor of date night poems? (A traditional type of tanka poem--according to one source.)
:^)

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 29th, 2017 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>> Excellently done!<<

I'm glad you liked them.

>> Have never heard of a "tanka" before! <<

It's a great style, with more room than a haiku.

>> Just read its definition. I wonder what the darrow elves would write in honor of date night poems? (A traditional type of tanka poem--according to one source.)
:^) <<

*laugh* They don't date much, actually. Other races tend to look down on them, and there's not much left of their home culture. Which is a good thing, because it sucked. You know that your life is shit when having your home sacked flat is the best thing that ever happened to you.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: December 29th, 2017 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Quite true!
They used to say --about the town I grew up in--that having a twister come through could only be considered "urban renewal" not destruction.
:^}

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