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Gumdrop
30th Jul 2002, 14:05
Any bards out there interested in knocking up some quaint little verses for my FM? One of the stories revolves around a poet and her love for a local artist, so I thaught it might be cool to include the work of some of you guys...If anyones up for it? If not I'll just have to botch my own way through it. :D

The poems can be about anything really (although killing Hammerite's doesn't really fit the atmosphere), and ofcourse full credit will be given. So if anyone fancies reading their own little verse in an FM, post 'em here or mail me. :)

BrokenArts
30th Jul 2002, 14:29
Ahhhh Gummy, I'll give it a whirl, and scribble or two. Being an artist, hhhhmmmmmm..........:D:p

bravus
30th Jul 2002, 14:38
But we need to know whether she's a *good* poet or not! I guess in part that will depend on the quality of the submitted poems, but it's important if it's a plot point in your story that she's (a) very good or (b) not very good. I can turn out Hallmark doggerel that rhymes and scans at a great rate, particularly if I'm allowed to use all the archaisms and tortured grammar that bad poets use. But if we're looking for Sylvia Plath, we need to look elsewhere!

Bravus

bravus
30th Jul 2002, 14:48
Example (what I would call doggerel, written for the occasion):

As I was walking 'neath the harvest moon,
Through fields of gold and green,
As I was lying in a bow'r at noon,
You were nowhere to be seen.

I seek you in the noonday sun,
I seek you under the moon,
For if I found you we'd have such fun,
At least 'til the end of June.

For you are fair as the moon my love,
As fair as the midday sun,
And I would lie with you my love,
As our two moons became one.

Bravus

Zaccheus
30th Jul 2002, 15:05
I've got a friend who is really good & funny.
I'll ask her.

You may have seen her work in one of my threads on the old OT forum.

Whatz His Name
30th Jul 2002, 16:35
Here goes....

There once was a pirate, so history relates...
who was scuffling with one of his mates.

He slipped on his cutlass, which rendered him *censored*...
and practically useless on dates.

:D
Can you use that?

Gumdrop
31st Jul 2002, 11:54
Thanks Bravus, that will do nicely. I should have mentioned that the character is not a really a poet, she is more like Razunzel - stuck in her little world waiting for her lover to show up. She is young and naive, and just writes to pass the time.

theBlackman
31st Jul 2002, 18:25
The scented kiss of summer breeze, so gentle on my cheek,
The murmur of the riffling rill, that sings a song so sweet.
A day so fair the Gods would weep, if they but gave a care,
And thoughts of thee, that warm my heart,
Are jewels beyond compare.

The laughter of a baby, the singing of the bee,
The smell of hay, new in the mow, and many things like these.
Of all the things that bring me bliss, to make my life worthwhile,
None is worth nor half as much,
As your warm loving smile.

Northren
31st Jul 2002, 23:44
Nice work, tBm. You too Bravus. Hey wait a minute... Since when did poetry become a guys thing! :eek:

Okay, here's my little offering... don't laugh too hard. What can I say? I can't dromed so it's the least I can do for a fellow taffer and the Thief community! :D

At night I look upon the stars,
and see the one who seems so far,
with raven hair and eyes of blue,
destiny will guide us true

Gentle is your sweet caress,
whilst you paint your lover’s breasts,
upon the canvas of life’s mystery,
my soul is yours for eternity

Last year you dared and glanced my way,
my mind did swoon, my body sway,
I knew right then our souls did mate,
for we are meant to be one, tis fate.

Your other lovers are but respites,
from the longings of my pure delights,
when our eyes meet once more,
you’ll know my love is evermore.

At night I look upon the stars,
and see the one who seems so far,
with raven hair and eyes of blue,
destiny will guide us true.

:p

theBlackman
31st Jul 2002, 23:59
Nicely nicely Northren,

I seem to remember the start of a thread similar to this last year, was it Batmite who asked for a thread of Thief poems?

Keep em coming guys and gals, I know Gummie can use all he can get (read that any way you want to :D ) for his satisfaction. :p

Thorin Oakenshield
1st Aug 2002, 00:18
Eagle, eagle in the sky,
[splat] Why did you do that in my eye. :eek:

Apache
1st Aug 2002, 07:44
*slowly stepping up to the podium, Apache clearing his throat*
Untitled by Apache
The dreams that are lost,
Are the ones of the highest cost.
I've lost touch of love and hope,
Lost my power to reason and to cope.
Shall I dream to die,
And let my soul free to fly.
Or hold on alittle bit more,
And hope someone will unlock the door.
6-17-93
That is an old one I wrote in my youth.

Not sure if this one belongs here but here goes.

**CENSORED**
*folding his papers, Apache steps down and walks off* EXIT STAGE LEFT

yubetcha
1st Aug 2002, 10:49
Gummie, did you get my 3 in email?

Gumdrop
1st Aug 2002, 11:31
Originally posted by yubetcha
Gummie, did you get my 3 in email?

Yes thanks. I mailed you back about the first two but maybe you didn't get it?

Thanks guys, these are great. I can't use the funnies, but they're good to read. Bondage Apache? :eek: :D

yubetcha
1st Aug 2002, 11:43
No, I didn't, Gumdrop. Perhaps it'll come today. Email from your side of the pond seems to be a little slow. Don't know why. I think you could get on a jet and get here faster than the email does.

SlyFoxx
2nd Aug 2002, 13:58
Hummm....


There once was a thief called Scott
Who had to go to the pot
He sat on the hopper, and let a big whopper
And BOY did it sure stink a lot.


Not serious enough eh? OK OK I'll think of something:D

Hawklette
2nd Aug 2002, 14:15
I wish all you guys weren't married. You sure stirred my heart. Someone said some of those things to me and I'd melt!!! Phew!!
Just the kind of thing a women loves to hear except maybe the bondage part Apache and Thorin LOL!! :D :o

bravus
2nd Aug 2002, 14:15
OK, yours wasn't strictly (or at all) a limerick, SlyFoxx, just a short humorous poem, but any excuse is good enough for a limerick thread! I'll start a new thread, seeing we've already derailed Gummie's fairly dramatically!

Bravus

yubetcha
2nd Aug 2002, 14:49
I think it is a limerick. It's just that one line should be broken into two.

yubetcha
2nd Aug 2002, 14:59
Originally posted by Hawklette
I wish all you guys weren't married. You sure stirred my heart. Someone said some of those things to me and I'd melt!!! Phew!!
Just the kind of thing a women loves to hear except maybe the bondage part Apache and Thorin LOL!! :D :o

Wait, Hawklette! Quick! Someone find my potty mouth book of poetry! LOL!

bravus
2nd Aug 2002, 15:37
Doh, you're right, yubetcha, of course: I'm embarrassed that the formatting beat me!

Bravus

yubetcha
2nd Aug 2002, 15:43
Originally posted by bravus
Doh, you're right, yubetcha, of course: I'm embarrassed that the formatting beat me!

Bravus

Of COURSE I'm right! LOL! Actually, Bravus, I've been thinking about that. Perhaps you're right. Is it not a limerick because of that mistake? Or is it a limerick anyway? LOL!

Gumdrop
2nd Aug 2002, 20:00
Originally posted by bravus
I'll start a new thread, seeing we've already derailed Gummie's fairly dramatically!

That's Ok. You could probably count the number of times I've started a thread with a serious agenda on a Burrick's rib cage. :D

I've got enough poems now, but if anyone wants to post more, I will include them. Thanks.

theBlackman
2nd Aug 2002, 20:39
Originally posted by Northren
Nice work, tBm. You too Bravus. Hey wait a minute... Since when did poetry become a guys thing! :eek:


Wadsworth, Longfellow, Shakespeare, Blake, Shelley, Frost, Brown, Cohen... Gee I don't know.

I'll ask around though.:D:p

Northren
2nd Aug 2002, 22:55
When the poet finds out that the artist is really a jerk, she revises her little love poem...

Tonight I wait under the stars,
for you to return from the bars,
with thinning hair and eyes of black,
I’ll drive a dagger in your back.

Talk is cheap, your deceit I detest,
whilst you grope and fondle my breasts,
upon the canvas of life’s misery,
my soul is grieved and now your enemy.

Last night you dared and forced your way,
my mind did freeze, my body lay,
I knew right then I’d be late,
A baby born of dread and hate.

Back to your whores, get out of my sight,
You make me sick, you are not right,
When next I see you on the morn,
I’ll make you wish you were not born.

Tonight I wait under the stars,
for you to return from the bars,
with thinning hair and eyes of black,
I’ll drive a dagger in your back.

Do you think you can use that in your storyline, Gum? :D

Northren
2nd Aug 2002, 22:57
Originally posted by theBlackman


Wadsworth, Longfellow, Shakespeare, Blake, Shelley, Frost, Brown, Cohen... Gee I don't know.

I'll ask around though.:D:p

Smartarse! :p :D

We must be blood brothers. ;)