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Simon S. Pettersson

"Tale of Sir Fendrik" by Simon S. Pettersson

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OK, both parts here now... Thanks BadCat for your idea for part II. Everything in the second part is her work, apart from the actual words, down to the Dragon burning his dinner... Find her art here.
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The fair Sir Fendrik, strong and brave

Was just, for honor was his crave

His sword was sharp, his armour bright

His shield was hard, his stallion white

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Away he rode into the dawn

Towards Adventure he was drawn

To stab the Dragon with his blade

And win the freedom of his maid

-

Now as he neared the Dragon’s mound

And heard the Dragon’s snoring sound

He cried: “Come out, ye Dragon foul!”

So that the Dragon heard his scowl

-

The Dragon came and saw the knight

And thought “This looks an easy fight

A shining knight in full attire

I think I’ll roast him with my fire”

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But witful Fendrik knew the game

His did expect the Dragon’s flame

Hence, as the Dragon gaped its maw

A splash of water struck its jaw

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For fair Sir Fendrik, wise as few

He knew, that dragons fire spew

Before he had the Dragon sought

A pail of water he had brought

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The wyrm, perplexed, cried “Lo behold!

Ye do surprise me, twentyfold!

In my days, many knights I’ve fought

But none of them had water brought!”

 

 


Part II

 

 

Sir Fendrik cried “Come on, ye snake!”

“I’ll make of you a Dragon steak!”

And on he rushed with sword and shield

To force the Dragon foul to yield

-

A struggle broke out, strong and fierce

The knight did not succeed to pierce

The hardness of the Dragon scale

His sharp sword did not him avail

-

The struggle raged, from day to night

And no one seemed to win the fight

The Dragon could not use his fire

And Fendrik seemed not prone to tire

-

But at last Fedrik Fair did find

That though the scales protect the hind

Each Dragon has a weaker spot

Each flawless armour has a blot

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 He thrust at it with expertise

And brought the Dragon to its knees

“Haha!” he cried, “There’s no retreat!”

“This fight did end with your defeat!”

-

“Enough now!” sounded a shrill cry

“I really cannot follow why”

“You men must always start to fight”

“From early dawn to latest night!”

-

It was the maiden who had called

And thus she had the struggle stalled

They looked at her, both wyrm and man

They simply did not understand

-

The maiden said: “If you conferred”

“With me to see what I preferred”

“You’d realize I never craved”

“To from this comfy mound be saved”

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She said “Allthough he burns the food”

“And though his manners might be crude”

“The wyrm is friendly, I must say”

“That I do really wish to stay”

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So Fendrik Fair returned forlorn

For maidens he had utter scorn

Their ways no man can comprehend

To those no man can see the end

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14 Apr 200345 Tindra
Loved this one. Couldn't have been easy to make it in rime.

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Well, it took some effort, but I was kinda ispired, so it only took about twenty minutes - half an hour on each part."
16 Apr 2003:-) Carla K. Anderson
*laughs* oh goodness, I enjoyed this greatly... I commend you for your great ability to rhyme so consistently without sacrificing any of the tale or poetry *claps*

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "*Bows low* Thank you, mylady."
17 Apr 200345 Sami Rajabi The King of Rain
Because of the "Final Unicorn" I was prepared to sigh once again. But goodness, that was funny, though I must say there was a soft and slight bitterness in it.
Bravo. Bravo.

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Well, we can't walk around and be serious all day, now can we? Gotta laugh a bit, too. Thanks for all your comments!"
19 May 2003:-) Johan Nilsson
Great rhymes. Funny, too. *laughing*

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Thanks."
3 Aug 200345 L. 'Shanra' Kuepers
*laughs* This is absolutely delightful, Simon. Truly a great poem to read. ^^

And lo! The rhyming actually adds to the funniness of the poem. Sorry, no long comment here...

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Just wait until I put music to it and sing and play a lute. I think of it as a bard's song."
28 Sep 200345 Bryn Elizabeth Lepley
This reminds me exactly like what a herald would say, or maybe a story keeper, to grand parties of royality, where they wanted entertainment and they would recite epics and such.

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "That's kind of the idea. As I wrote: a bard's song."
22 May 2004:-) Rawienstarleaf
Wow! This one is a-mazing! I can actually see you singing this at a tavern, dressed in robes and playing a lute... Ah, the image is almost as funny as the poem itself. Excellent work.

:-) Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Uhm... Right. Robes and a lute. But trust me, you don't want to see me sing. Much less hear me 2"
12 Nov 2004:-) Katie
Amusing... that is the word for it... not funny: amusing. Yes, there IS a diffrence! I like that it has a little humor in it. I personally enjoy a bit of lightness in my poems. I especially liked the part when the knight said: “Come on, ye snake!”

“I’ll make of you a Dragon steak!”

12 Simon S. Pettersson replies: "Yeah, it was never meant to be very serious 2 Thank you."
30 Oct 2005:-) Erica Vermette
Oooh EXCELLENTLY done! A lot of people try to do narrative poems on Elfwood, but most of time thy sacrifice either storytelling or rhythm...Thank you for finally uniting the two!
15 May 2006:-) John Reds
Fantastic poem! Clever play off of the old hero, dragon, maiden scene. And it never failed to rhyme either 2
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'Tale of Sir Fendrik':
 • Created by: :-) Simon S. Pettersson
 • Copyright: ©Simon S. Pettersson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Adventure, Dragon, Epic, Hero, Knight, Poem, Slay, Tale
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Fights, Duels, Battles, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins
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