Fragments of a Poem from Book Three

  • Posted on: 16 October 2014
  • By: MeiLin

Sedra's favorite poet is Lassinia Heinigen, a Littan woman largely regarded as one of the greatest poets of her time, though considered controversial and somewhat frowned upon by the Scholars and other conservatives. A fragment of her poem, "She Walks Along the Strand," published in the 993 KY chapbook "The Passionate Life," is interspersed in an intimate moment of book 3:

That early evening when we paced the strand
The moon abroad late day, to peep through cloud
Soft-tinted gold by sunset’s soft command
And with my dreams for love and fame endowed …

For you, I let my verses wash away
Or so I told you, to allay your pride
The barren sand no marking did betray
But oh, my love, I’ve always fought the tide…

I love writing fake Victorianesque poetry, especially when it goes in a sex scene.


Sean's picture

I don't see what's "fake" about that poetry ... or why poetry with a dense, regular structure has been out of fashion in the Anglophone world for the past 50 or 60 years. I suppose that we have so much text that designing it for memorization is less important than it once was.

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That's all that makes it fake. I rather like rhythm and rhyme myself.

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