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"The Gentle Bard - Poem" by ´Disco´ Vic Alfieri

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Remember the bard from oh brave knight he? Well this is one of his tales...
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The Gentle Bard

 

Gather round the fire friend

To hear a tale with no end

The teller now will start his tale

It starts one winter in a dale

As ice and snow blew round the men

Their horses rearing up again

At the sound of thunder’s might

These brave men off to have a fight.

Now, through this forest they did go

Over hills through knee-deep snow

Until one day they reached it’s end

And found themselves on river bend

They had travelled many a day

And now the snow had passed away.

And in the trees the birds did sing

And welcomed in the new born spring

Soon the land changed and was green

And flowers grew where frost was seen

The group of men went on and on

Soon summer came and then was gone

And still they had not found the beast

They could not return for the party feast

Still they travelled day and night

Looking for a beast to fight

They searched through caves; on mountains high

In forests where the eagles fly

They searched and searched and searched; yet still

Could not find a beast to kill

And so these brave men old and grey

Go on searching for their prey

Beastly battles they still crave

Yet soon they will lie in their grave

And others, they will join the call

And search the forest with trees so tall

For beasts and monsters to kill and slay

Ever searching for their prey.
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30 Jun 200245 Aum
Why doesn't anyone ever comment on poetry? maybe because it's beyond the grasp of most people (including me...)

I like your epic style, it's really nice. This reminds me of some celtic legend (do you read those?) and anyway it's about a guy who skipped church to go off hunting with his friends instead. He found an enchanted deer, and he and his group went off after it. The deer being cursed was quicker and more beautiful than any other beast alive, and the hunters, bewitched by its grace and swiftness, were unable to keep their eyes and their minds off it. They hunted it for entire centuries until they were but ghosts of the men they had once been, but still the enchanted deer eluded them and ran on, dragging their souls in its waking path...

Lol, I did get carried away with that tale, didn't I? Anyway, nice poem. I don't think I've read this one before, right?
8 Jul 2002:-) Andrea Leslie
This is wonderful, it feels like im sitting in front of a fire listening to the bard.
28 Jan 2003:-) Kat (wiccanmaiden) Napthine
Epic style is exactly the phrase.... this is wonderful, I like the movement through the seasons and the change from forest to mountains etc. I might have to try this myself ^_~
9 Aug 200345 Amanda M. Howard
Simple, but often that's for the best. It has a very old-time feel to it...if you altered some of the words to have English spellings it would be even cooler (my humble opinion). Sounds like something a druid would recite.
18 Dec 2003:-) Kaykamisch2
I know of the tale Aum mentioned. This reminded me more of Pellinore's dragon though. It's usually used as a saying for someone who goes off searching for something that doesn't exist, in order to avoid life's problems.
Pellinore was a king, and every time he would go to a feast or anything, he'd leave early, saying he had to go "chase that darn dragon". He became a joke of sorts among the other kings.
Some versions of the story claim he did eventually find the dragon, with the help of Lancelot, but most conclude that it was all in his head and he was just insane.
Wonderfully like an epic this is, nicely done. I feel very much like it was a bard who just told this to me2
13 Jul 200445 Danielle *Cheetah Tamer* Fonseca
oohh This is a very lovely poem! everything was perfect the rhyming scheme the flow and how it all rhymed nicely and everything. The imagery was nice and it made me feel as if the bard was standing right before me telling this exact tale! ^_^

grat job on this vic!
21 Jan 2005:-) Sophie I Starr
p.s. I think I might include a provoked dragon in my story. Thanks for inspiration!
21 Jan 2005:-) Sophie I Starr
You can describe while writing a poem! *stares in awe* it's quite upsetting to think that the knights never found what the were looking for and devoted their life to something that would not happen and others will try and might be searching in vain. On a lighter note a least they might have been doing something they enjoy, so they were happy. Why did they want to kill the beast? I mean, it's a bit like knights going to slay a dragon (I'm going to be saying this to EVERYONE. Just to get my point across. See this comment you'll know who said it. Or maybe someone else thinks the same way as me...) maybe the dragon was provoked, the knights never think of that. All they think is that the dragon had eaten a fellow knight so is evil, but most people don't like being disturbed just to be poked with a long pointy stick! Sorry about that little rant there. Your poems are EXTREMELY good (bit of an understatement, really) Anyway, I'd better stop so others have room to comment on your brilliant poem. (I don't think I've complimented someone so much in my life!)
31 Dec 2006:-) J. Gilbert Coates
Namaste! I very much liked the easy flow of rhyme here, it did not overwhelm the piece nor did it hide in the background. In enhanced the story a great deal, giving it an archaic sense while not making it difficult to read. I very much enjoyed the story and the way it was written.
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'The Gentle Bard - Poem':
 • Created by: :-) ´Disco´ Vic Alfieri
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 • Keywords: Alfieri, Bard, Gentle, Poem, Vic
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