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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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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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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

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

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 So outdated.

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Yeah the rules for pretty much everywhere are outdated and terrible. Maybe one day I'll feel like actually getting around to rewriting them.

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I see what you mean now. I thought it was something else. Sorry, you were right. I'm not sure why that happened though.

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Yeah the rules for pretty much everywhere are outdated and terrible. Maybe one day I'll feel like actually getting around to rewriting them.

hey, why don't you get a WRITER to do the job ;)

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hey, why don't you get a WRITER to do the job ;)

That's a good idea but I don't think our site has any quality writers. I guess you could write the rules but I feel like you would put something about being king or idk mandatory tentacle rape or something.

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