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Th4DwArfY1

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2014, 01:45:40 pm »

Poems for the poetry God! XD

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Here's one I wrote after reading some Dark Tower Books, quite a while back:

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2015, 06:08:52 pm »

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2015, 09:26:38 pm »

Kind of a necro but whatever. Here's a poem I was struck with recently, from Pushkin:

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I haven't found a translation I really like, so I included the original. You know, in case anyone knows some Russian...

And while I'm translating poetry, here's one I wrote for the Dwarven Linguistics thread:

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2015, 03:17:02 pm »

The poem Tiru linked is 'If-', by Kipling, just for proper attribution's sake.

Also, Th4, your poems in the OP are really good! Do I sense a deliberate archaization, out of curiosity?
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2015, 08:39:41 am »

Huzzah! Some life!

When I'm next on a computer I'll bring the OP back up to date.

And no, I don't think it was deliberate. I just like archaic themes and words.

Also, Silthuri, no need to hide! What you have posted thusfar has been good.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2015, 12:08:28 am »

Was in a fey mood and tried my inexperienced hand at an original. This thread shall live.


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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2016, 10:46:07 pm »

 I necro this. I believe that this poe thread should live.

 
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 The poems longer, but I don't have time to post the whole thing.

By the way, The Listeners is an amazing poem. Here's one of my favorites:

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2016, 08:02:51 am »

Did you intend to have a broken rhythm in your poem? It works as it is, though, I think.

Also, The Great Minimum is a Great poem too.

Here's one of mine
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And one of Yeats'
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2016, 08:25:04 am »

Ah Yeats.  Such nice poems, so easily ruined by compulsory school modules.

One of mine:

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2016, 05:44:48 pm »

 Jeez, I meant to do this a lot sooner, but I forgot. Here's the complete poem. I've written the syllable count and "rhyme" next to each line to show how the poem is structured.

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 Maybe more poems to come. Does anyone like The Little Prince?
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2016, 06:36:59 pm »

Finally got around to updating the OP. All authors of non Forum user origin have been accredited properly, "himself" has been changed to "themself," and all poems (barring most of mine) have been added.

That took longer than I had thought it would.

Jeez, I meant to do this a lot sooner, but I forgot. Here's the complete poem. I've written the syllable count and "rhyme" next to each line to show how the poem is structured.

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 Maybe more poems to come. Does anyone like The Little Prince?
That poem reminds me of a mix between McClean's American Pie and King Lear.

Also, the Little Prince? I don't think I have heard of it.
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« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2016, 07:29:43 pm »

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Oh and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
This line actually was my inspiration to write the poem.

 Which King Lear do you mean? The Shakespeare play, or one of the (few) songs named after it?

Also, the Little Prince? I don't think I have heard of it.
It's a book about a guy who emergency lands his plane in the desert, and finds a child who turns out to be from an astroid-sized planet all by himself (and his flower). The story of the Little Prince's life and his bizarre journey to Earth is revealed bit by bit. The story is a really well-written commentary on the foolish mindset of adults, told from the point of view of the airplane pilot (who empathizes with the Little Prince's view of adults).

 In other words: Read the book, then I'll post the poem up here.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2016, 10:57:34 am »

King Lear the play. I haven't heard any of the songs.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2016, 12:04:04 am »

Okay. Have you read the book yet or are you planning to? I won't hold back spoilers needlessly, since not posting could kill this thread.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2016, 10:59:26 am »

Nah, haven't read the book. No way to read it even if I wanted to.

Besides, this thread is already dead. It just hasn't quite acknowledged it yet :P

Long may that last, haha.
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