Topic: Poems of the Fallen  (Read 5375 times)


Shades

« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 07:17:59 PM »
my blood runs cold
and it's pooling on the ground --

I was the hunted

Silenia

« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 08:25:16 PM »
Lessons at the campfire

Oh young hunter listen well
to the tales I will here tell
For you can't hunt if you don't know
The behaviour your prey might show

Big goshawk often flies up high
She hunts through the vast blue sky

Ringed seal splashes up the shore
then dives below the waves once more
Grey seal, well, it's hard to hunt her
she too has a habit of diving under

Badger may look slow but beware
When fleeing he's as fast as any hare

Big squirrel sitting in a tree
Thinking 'ha ha you can't reach me'
(Catch him with a well-aimed throw
or shoot blunt arrows from a bow)

Beaver is gone in a flash
Diving under with a splash

Put a turnip in a loop snare
and some day you'll catch a hare
Drop a turnip on a trap pit
You might just find an elk in it

Forest reindeer next to a tree
There must be a few more I can't see

Set up a light lever for a bird
Wake up to hear one getting hurt
One remaining feather doesn't match
An eagle owl made off with the catch

Oh young hunter listen well
To the tales I did here tell
Learn their habits, quirks and all
And to your weapons they will fall

DfDevadander

« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 05:14:15 PM »
No opposition from me as long as you put a quick note along the lines of "Lyrics by Silenia at UnReal World forums" or "Adapted a poem by Silenia at UnReal World forums" somewhere. :) If you need to make some small changes to improve the flow, that's quite fine too. :)

You will be credited for sure, and my intention is to upload it and only place the link here in the forums since I wanted it to be a sort of gift to the UrW community for being so awesome and supporting this amazing game :)

Also, sorry if this has knocked the thread off-track

Silenia

« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 08:35:10 PM »
No opposition from me as long as you put a quick note along the lines of "Lyrics by Silenia at UnReal World forums" or "Adapted a poem by Silenia at UnReal World forums" somewhere. :) If you need to make some small changes to improve the flow, that's quite fine too. :)

You will be credited for sure, and my intention is to upload it and only place the link here in the forums since I wanted it to be a sort of gift to the UrW community for being so awesome and supporting this amazing game :)

Also, sorry if this has knocked the thread off-track
Then we're good. :) And aye, UrW is awesome and so's the community.
As for knocking the thread off-track, hardly; it's pretty on-topic is it? Besides, it's easy enough for me to nudge the thread slightly back on track even if it were to get a bit off-track: just post a new poem.

Speaking of:

Lessons at the campfire II

Oh young hunter listen well,
to the tales I will here tell.
All around us does food grow
but do not eat what you don't know

Pink-purple flowers, nary a leaf
bring to dirty wounds relief
Or in a pot of water heated
For coughs or poison to be treated

White or yellow flowers on water sit
A big round green leaf with a slit
Oh! Water lily nor river pig should you eat
Or you'll have poisoning to treat

Around freshwater shores grows common reed
It will serve you well in times of need
Harvest in summer, then in autumn pound
to in winter bake bread if no food is around

Growing on tree roots near the ground
White as an egg; while young just as round
Leave them be; don't eat it at all
Sand mushroom poisoning is oft lethal

Big broad leaves and long thin root
Flowers stick to clothes and good
Eat raw to remove poison through your sweat
Add to wounds to guard against infection's threat

Oh young hunter listen well;
Of many plants I have yet to tell
you but the night is growing late
So for another day you'll have to wait

(And if you can't wait that long, oh,
please do not eat what you don't know)

nekot

« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2018, 02:32:12 AM »
Oh dear, my Dear

Oh dear, my Dear - I feel so sad
Too much pain, I'm dying, it's bad
My little child, didn't listen, why?
Predator got you, I cried and, oh my...

Oh dear, my Dear - it killed you quick
It ate little of you, it made me sick
Monster! How could do that slaughter?
Now it's in your skin, my daughter...

Oh dear, my Dear - I'll follow your path
Its trap I entered, in warm blood I bath
Last blow! I love you! Why so much I fear?
Good Spirits, take me to my little deer...
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 02:33:47 AM by nekot »
nekot..

Brygun

« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2018, 04:54:22 AM »
Beodrin Two Bears!
Killed two bears and wore them both!

He travelled far and long,
His arms were mighty and strong.

The first bear to leggings and shirt,
And he bandaged the wounds that hurt.

The second bear became a cloak,
His punt up the great river did float.

His fields were vast,
His bow shot arrows fast.

Battles against Nerjpez were won,
They had started to seem so fun.

When next a band of red he spy,
Then an arrow went into his eye.