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Pathfinder Poetry "The Flyting of Cailean's Hall" (limerick epic for St. Patrick’s Day 2011 & Mark Moreland)


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Does this mean we'll get poetry at every major holiday? /is hopeful

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Biichama wrote:
Does this mean we'll get poetry at every major holiday? /is hopeful

You realize you're asking this three days before April Fools Day, right?


Isn't it actually "never have an ass-kicking contest with a porcupine"?

Or the (sadly very badly translated) Vudrani saying "Never enter into a philosophical contest that involves refuting other's fallacious or untrue claims until one makes a true statement at which time you call it and win but if you refute it, or believe a false one, you lose, against a philosopher from one of the southern provinces that is one of the philosophers who was blessed by an auspicious birth and was thus able to achieve enlightenment at a young age, when that philosopher is now many years old" (in Vudrani, it's much shorter, but you have to explain too many special terms in the translation since they make no sense to those who don't know the culture). It's a "Temba, his arms wide" thing. For shame.

Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:
Biichama wrote:
Does this mean we'll get poetry at every major holiday? /is hopeful
You realize you're asking this three days before April Fools Day, right?

"April 1st to be made world-wide holiday!" ;-P

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KaeYoss wrote:
Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:
Biichama wrote:
Does this mean we'll get poetry at every major holiday? /is hopeful
You realize you're asking this three days before April Fools Day, right?
"April 1st to be made world-wide holiday!" ;-P

It's the Feast of Veneralia. Has even more provenance than Valentine's Day.

I'm certainly not going to slight Venus and Fortuna on their joint feast day....


Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:
Biichama wrote:
Does this mean we'll get poetry at every major holiday? /is hopeful
You realize you're asking this three days before April Fools Day, right?
"April 1st to be made world-wide holiday!" ;-P

It's the Feast of Veneralia. Has even more provenance than Valentine's Day.

I'm certainly not going to slight Venus and Fortuna on their joint feast day....

I don't count anything as a holiday that doesn't get me the day off!


Hah! I just figured out (after only two and a half months) that this reminds me of the song 'Fairytale of New York'.... :D
Ah well, it's a thread well worth the raising, anyway.


Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Hah! I just figured out (after only two and a half months) that this reminds me of the song 'Fairytale of New York'.... :D

Ah well, it's a thread well worth the raising, anyway.

I agree. Man I loved reading this. I was just smiling the whole time. I wish we'd be able to see more of this, maybe as like a every x weeks or months or something, maybe like a special christmas episode or something.

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Matt Stich wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Hah! I just figured out (after only two and a half months) that this reminds me of the song 'Fairytale of New York'.... :D

Ah well, it's a thread well worth the raising, anyway.
I agree. Man I loved reading this. I was just smiling the whole time. I wish we'd be able to see more of this, maybe as like a every x weeks or months or something, maybe like a special christmas episode or something.

Glad you enjoyed.

If you pick up Wayfinder #5 you'll find "The Harrower's Song," my latest Pathfinder poetry.

As for Christmas episodes, all I can say is that Wayfinder #6 has been announced as dealing with the Land of Linnorm Kings, and I know Old Norse flowing meter and I'm not afraid to use it....


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Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:

Glad you enjoyed.

If you pick up Wayfinder #5 you'll find "The Harrower's Song," my latest Pathfinder poetry.

As for Christmas episodes, all I can say is that Wayfinder #6 has been announced as dealing with the Land of Linnorm Kings, and I know Old Norse flowing meter and I'm not afraid to use it....

What tune is it sung to?

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chavamana wrote:
Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:

Glad you enjoyed.

If you pick up Wayfinder #5 you'll find "The Harrower's Song," my latest Pathfinder poetry.

As for Christmas episodes, all I can say is that Wayfinder #6 has been announced as dealing with the Land of Linnorm Kings, and I know Old Norse flowing meter and I'm not afraid to use it....

What tune is it sung to?

The Harrower's Song is in standard ballad meter/hymnal stanza and so can be sung to the tune of any song that uses that meter. There are a number of traditional ballads that use that, but the only one that springs to mind immediately is the Childe ballad "King Henry."

That said, hymnal stanza is also used in "Amazing Grace," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "The House of the Rising Sun," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," and the "Gilligan's Island" theme song.

You can also sing almost all of Emily Dickinson's poetry to the same tunes. It doesn't help the poetry, but it does scan.

Meters are like that. You can sing Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" to the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway," which is pretty funny but doesn't really help the poem either.


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Thank you :)

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Took me ages to stumble upon this bit of goodness. As wonderful as your Vanentine's set of verses, I can only hope for more one day.

Kudos!

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Winter_Born wrote:

Took me ages to stumble upon this bit of goodness. As wonderful as your Vanentine's set of verses, I can only hope for more one day.

Kudos!

Thanks!

If you'd like some poetry with a more Halloweenish vibe, check out "Princess Urgathathoa" in this past issue of Wayfinder. #7


I know this thread is "old", but I had to say it was really awesome!

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Lugh Ildanach wrote:
I know this thread is "old", but I had to say it was really awesome!

Glad you enjoyed it. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!


I'll have you know, Kevin, that this thread quite directly led me to make a boss battle in my ongoing house campaign a flyting rather than a combat. If I ever end up storytiming the thing, I'll be sure to credit you!

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