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Poetry Contest!

 
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Which poem is the best?
Ode to the Warrior Poet
8%
 8%  [ 1 ]
The Death of a Loved One
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
The Love of a Wanderer
8%
 8%  [ 1 ]
The Assassin
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
A Rose Alone
50%
 50%  [ 6 ]
Ode to Herald
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
A Woman
16%
 16%  [ 2 ]
Into Shadow - A Mother's Plea
16%
 16%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 12

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Vevier
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:19 am    Post subject: Poetry Contest!

So you all have heard about the Poetry Contest. You can either cast your vote in game, or here on the forum. You can also get Limited Edition copies of the book from Vikka.

In game votes:

Ode to the Warrior Poet 0
The Death of a Loved one 0
The Love of a Wanderer 1
The Assassin 1
A Rose Alone 0
Ode to Herald 0
A Woman 1
Into Shadow-A Mother's Plea 0

Here are the poems!

Code:
Ode to the Warrior Poet


A young Traveler roams through the lands,
Wondering only how to better Thera with his hands.
Growing weary of battle and thoughts of war,
He raised his glass to let his spirits soar.
The next morning he awoke to a higher power,
This gods presence was greater then the ivory tower.
Then the voice of an angel sung,
Let your sword now be your tongue.
Knowing now the power of the quill,
He scribed of peace and all its will.
Retired now this man stands proud,
He pours drinks at the inn for a peaceful crowd.




Code:
The Death of a Loved One

How sweet be my name on thy lips, eternal they may be.
How sweet be the words thou whisper to me when we are alone.
I hear you call my name when we part be it only in my mind,
I feel your heart next to mine when you are gone.
Cupid's arrow has struck true in this heart of mine,
Your name written across the shaft.
Through death upon life and life upon death,
I hear you calling your sweet love to me.
I listen through the veil and wish you were here.






Code:
The Love of a Wanderer

I saw the devil, when the red was in your eyes. 
You lost everything in a black disguise,
we never knew the end was in sight. 

Memories flood, the past is gone. 
Ashes remain, so here we go. 
I lie in your bed as you pull the knife. 
You kill me once and take my life. 

Why were you so afraid of me? 
Why were you afraid of what we could be? 
On your back you spoke the words to me.. 
Distract me and just take what's yours. 

This pain in my soul, I'm losing control. 
Why couldn't you see, how good we could be?

Memories flood, the past is gone.. 
Ashes remain, here we go. 
I lie in your bed as you pull the knife. 
You have killed me, you have taken my life... 





Code:
The Assassin

Dead by dawn objective,
Cold steel ever effective,
I am the hand behind the blade.
Oh so mercenary,
and always very wary,
A single dot of red displayed.

The time has come, before the sun,
I am the the one, the job is done.

Let the game begin,
Another day, another sin
Get under your skin
I am the assassin.
Wake up, time to die,
Truth reflected in your eye;
Get under your skin,
I am the assassin.





Code:

A Rose Alone
 
Deep within the garden, the crystal waters run
a tiny blue rose withers alone in the sun
Winter's clear sky the mimicked color of its skin
a companion to admire it, there has never been

One clear morning at the height of the sun's rise
a companion did come, the rose caught his eyes
worries of the world were reflected in his gaze
but all was forgotten in the rose's beautiful haze

Now it came that the skies had darkened and a rain began to fall
the companion knew to pluck the rose would end it's life so small
So off he ran to hide his head, for cover he quickly sprinted
Many days passed and the fierce storm never quite relented

Day after day the rose waited and some say it even cried...
because alas when the man returned anew the lonely rose.. had died.




Code:
Ode to Herald

The world out there is large
and through I'm very small
I see what I can
and try to see it all.
 
There are man larger than I've known
women and lizards too
Wholes and Halfies like me
And giant globs of goo!
 
But through the miles and the hours
there are a few I can recall
Bards and poets mostly
But Heralds and Patrons all!
 
So to you I dedicate this work
to those who write and read and play
It's not easy what you do
so I must now to you say
 
Thank you for your dedication
Thank you for your time
Thank you for the time you spend
perfecting every line
 
Without you Thera would be dark
a place without the arts
And many souls forgotten
in these violent parts.
 
Thank you heralds for your works
and rhymes and poems and songs
A drink to those who bring us cheer
with every sing-along!






Code:
A Woman
 
What is prettier than a rose,
And more lovely than the seas,
Sweeter than poet's prose
And hardest to appease?
 
It is a woman, born high or low
A woman, of the sea or the snow
A woman fair or a woman dark
A woman dumb or a woman smart.
 
Due to be admired with the yearning of your heart
A poet tries to honor her with the lowly written art.
What else to do but sing her praise,
Honor and love her, despite my wicked ways?
 
A woman true would have me not,
I'm a rover, a wanderer, a wayward heart.
But endlessly I seek to find
The one whose heart was overkind.
A woman who'd love a man like me
Who'll serenade once, but never reprise.
 
If you should find a woman aching so
For a man to love, but never know
Send her my name, and my affection
And never again will we know rejection




Code:
Into Shadow - A Mother's Plea
 
Sleep softly, my daughter drow
With every breath that the gods allow
Rise again to forever avow
And meld into shadow, I know you know how
 
Speak softly, my daughter drow
Show no pain in your dampened brow
Soon she comes to plunder your vow
And meld into shadow, I know you know how
 
Run softly, my daughter drow
Do not stop for here or for now
Release the hate that you disavow
And meld into shadow, I know you know how


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject:

Good job to everyone who submitted poems.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject:

Always nice to read poetry and what not =) Good job to everyone.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject:

Voting Ends today (Sunday) so vote now, either here or in game as a note to Herald (or note to vevier if you prefer)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:48 am    Post subject:

I voted here a few days ago but it was really hard to decide.

Is it allowed for people to vote for another choice in game?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject:

Since I have no way of policing it, I'm okay with that, though in all fairness you should only have as many votes as you have characters...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:08 am    Post subject:

Vevier wrote:
...though in all fairness you should only have as many votes as you have characters...


Hmmm, so someone with three characters could get three votes in-game plus one additional vote on the forums?

I will stick to my one original forum vote and not vote in-game. But it was such a hard decision. All the entries were great. And your discussion on invokation with Thera's elite was hillarious.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject:

Thanks to all who participated. A job well done on all of them. Unfortunate that there must be 1 wiener (hehehe). Great stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject:

What I was trying to say is if you have three characters, you can vote on the forums and twice in game, but like I said before, there's no way of policing it.

Voting ends after todays surge!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject:

Results are in!

The Winners Are...

1st Place: A Rose Alone 6 votes
2ed Place: A Woman 3 votes
3rd Place: The Love of a Wanderer and Into Shadow-A mother's plea 2 votes


Great job everyone!


A book with the Authors will be released in game, shortly.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:56 am    Post subject:

The book is now on sale in the Tavern with Linde.

Linde will now sing one of the poems that was submitted at random when you pay her gold.

Yay for making AR more original!




There will be more poetry contests in the future, and eventually she will only be singing winning songs, but for now they're all there, so go pay Linde some gold!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject:

Might want a new mob for that since Linde is already pretty busy, maybe have like random bards in the streets that do asingsong then look at you for a donation.
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