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« on: 03 February 2007, 23:04:15 »

Inspired by a moment of midnight melancholy, fueled by reading the Quaterns of a Sad Poet, I wrote this yesterday. I think it will fit nicely on our "Poems of Nature" page. Comments welcomed and appreciated.

The following poem is taken from the diaries of Gean Firefeet, Stratanian historian. Written on 1st Molten Ice in 1667, they were inspired by reading some anonymous poetry while residing in the Thirsty Herald, an inn just north of Strata in the Truban province. After retiring to his room, he contemplated the verses he'd just read, resulting in a short recall of a hospitable Shendar family he had met on his travels. This moment of daydreaming he tried to capture in the poem found below.

Ode to the Desert

O'er Rahaz Dath, the fields of golden
sands the North Wind blows
Until it breaks on Strata's walls
and round the city flows

with all its might and on its wings
it carries from the sands
the scent of all contained in these
both beauteous, dangerous lands.

And all who dare to turn their face
towards the blowing wind
will find that in the Rahaz Dath
the many odours hint

at all that life can offer us:
a painful death by snakes;
but also hospitality
which one meal simply makes

into a feast remembered long
by each one who was there;
the unforgiving heat, the calm
of each oasis fair.

And any who let wind embrace
his soul, was found in thought,
of memories of the lands beyond
the Yar'Dangs to the North.
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« Reply #1 on: 04 February 2007, 01:31:29 »

Beautiful Gean!!!

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