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Intro Poem

in If you love poetry, writing it or reading it, you belong here Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:21 pm
by Northern • 9 Posts

I figured that since this pertained to a poem this would be the best place to put it ;p Anyway, I notice a lot of authors like to add a poem to the introductory portion of a story so I thought I would try my hand at it. I'm hoping it summarizes the events that lead up to the beginning of the story so my goal is to make it both poetic and informative before diving into the rest of the tale.

On the night of Samhain
Kits were kept in their beds.
The town watch was posted
An’ sheep locked in the sheds.

On the night of Samhain
The night dwellers would roam.
Creeping from the shadow lands
Seeking prey far from home.

On the night of Samhain
The folks of day would cower.
Praying for the end to
The night lord’s power.

On the night of Samhain
The dark ones reign supreme.
Vanishing with the morn
Like an ill begot dream.

But this night of Samhain
The sun never returned.
The night had no ending
By the Gods, they were spurned.

On this night of Samhain
Even Lady Moon fled.
Replaced by two dead orbs
Drifting far overhead.

On this night of Samhain
The Long Night had begun.
Those once hated now rule
The lands of the lost sun.


I believe it needs one last stanza. Something that that gives an ominous foreshadowing of what is to come in the rest of the story. I am somewhat torn on whether to continue the rhyme scheme or try something more freestyle to set it apart from the rest. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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RE: Intro Poem

in If you love poetry, writing it or reading it, you belong here Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:52 pm
by Mary • 16 Posts

"feeling the colors!"

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