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#1 kublakhan27

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

PREFACE: One of two poems I wrote based on the temples of Ocarina Of Time, as the title plainly suggests. I don't see near as much poetry as stories when it comes to Zelda fanfics and I'm not much of a storyteller, so I've been writing poetry forever and it's the only way I really know how to approach any ideas that come to mind. The positive feedback I've gotten on other sites for these two poems have encouraged me to post them here.



THE FOREST TEMPLE

Negotiating vertigo architecture
in a tangled hotel of undead hosts
I stumble and wonder if I'm
simply sleeping in a side-effect
of what the Village Elder called
being alive

We never knew the word in the wax
museum hamlet of our youth
or the meaning of what happened to
the Elder...a meaning
I could not define for you
or comprehend for myself
as I set out for his pioneering
final wish

Childhood sleep painted no portraits
of a revolutionary field trip
Fate talked me into a vow of silence
I could not defy until the meaning
of your goodbye gift caught up
with the trot of my growth

The meaning
you could not define for me

Greener than the grass stains
on the splinter orphanage of my extremities
was I - the son of History -
in the ways and purposes of human skin

I would break from these unholy
halls of lurking art
disassemble all the royal blocks
sealing their ambition
and appeal to the Goddesses
for a writing off of this as a practice run
all for one sliver of vacation from this destiny
to learn the feeling of your fingertips
on the day I crossed the glorified
cliche of a bridge
for the paradox I thought
would drop me off with your gift
still flesh-warm and abstract
in my unprecedented hands



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

PREFACE: The first of two poems I wrote inspired by Ocarina Of Time (see "The Forest Temple"). A poetic attempt to capture the claustrophobic feel of the temple and the knowledge (or at least the suspicion) that you're not alone in it.

"When water fills the lake,
shoot for the morning light."



A NIGHT IN THE WATER TEMPLE

Who's unearthly pen of purpose
spiked the medicinal lingo of
my life's mission statement with
the sweet calligraphy of a
redeemer's destiny

On what grounds of anticlimactic
credentials was I plucked from
the frozen context of forest green ignorance
and assigned to this twitchy box of a bath house
and its drowned doors spiteful currents
self-appointed damsels and
sea dweller duds

This I ponder as a hero
pampers his beleaguered feet
beneath the towel of an opportune torch
and inquires of his whimsical pet pearl
why an instrument of heaven's orchestra
could not compose a path to a shoehorn

With everyday gadgets of the gods
he is coming for my heart
and I will beat him with it
till the destiny of a redeemer wraps
its existence around the black dimensions
of my inferiority and makes
for the morning light

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

PREFACE:

To be "sung" to the tune of Epona's Song which I believe made its debut in Ocarina Of Time. I would have loved to throw in two or three extra syllables along the way but I didn't want to risk throwing off the rhythm, so here is what I'm pretty sure is a note-for-note accompaniment to what may be the most beautiful melody to emerge from the Ocarina. I was going for "youthful innocence" hence the almost nursery rhyme feel.



SPEAK TO ME, EPONA

Call on me
Play my song
I'll never stray far
from a hero in
need when that's what you are

Call on me
Play my song
I'll run to your side
when your embattled feet
yearn for a ride

Walk with me to the next town for rest time
Run with me through troubled times
Share with me stories of sifting through time
Can you shine in such dark times?

Call on me
Play my song
I will never fail
to be your friend and
ally from snout to tail

Call on me
Play my song
Music brings us all
together silently
Tears down hate's wall

My lady sees sainthood in your dark eyes
She's like a mother to me
and like a mother she can read true friends
and for their sake sets me free

Call on me
Play my song
I'll never stray far
from a hero in
need when that's what you are

Call on me
Play my song
Music brings us all
together silently
Tears down hate's wall

#4 Princess Valhalla Hawkwind

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

Why did you make separate topics for all of these?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

I was going by the rule that says "Don't post two different stories in one thread." I was going to lump them together but they're all stand-alone works as opposed to a story with chapters so I just went by that.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

yeah but you posted 4 threads at the same time (unless i missed a few)

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

Well I don't know, I just joined today so I'm not an expert on the site. If I offended anyone by making mistakes I'm sorry.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

I'm so offended. No I'm squidding but these are poems not full on stories, right? It'd make sense if the threads were merged.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:06 PM

I've merged the threads for you as I don't think anyone actually cares about the rules for the original stories section anymore and poetry can be lumped into one big thread :)

If you want I can rename the thread to "Kublakhan's Zelda Poetry" or whatever?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:38 PM

Yet another reason why someone needs to rewrite some of the rules. So outdated.





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