I Didn’t Sign Up For Epic Poetry

I have to write the first stanza of an epic poem for Dreams.

For now, I have a few weak random lines that are standing in for said stanza.  After all, spending hours trying to craft a few sentences of maybe two dozen words total doesn’t seem like the most efficient use of my time during NaNo.  I can (and will) go back and work on it again later.

I’m not terribly excited about it either way.

The most intimidating part is that it can’t just be mediocre epic poetry.  No.  This has to be “some of the most breathtakingly beautiful verse the princess had ever read” and it has to be ridiculously inspiring.  Basically, this epic battle poem is about a farmwife-turned-fighter who wreaks vengeance on those who have wronged her.  The beginning has to set up the tragedy that caused her transformation, and it has to be remarkable.

In fact, it has to move a princess to tears and inspire her to fight for her right to the throne.

Hopefully, when the pressure of NaNo is off, I can find a few lines of dramatic, flowing epicness within me.  🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deshipley
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 16:25:32

    Poetry pressure?
    * “Ballad” flashbacks…*
    Good call on holding off until you’ve got more time to devote to the verse. Some wordcrafting is really much better left not forced.


  2. YerMom
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:04:27

    You know your sister might be helpful with this task. Her poetry skills are quite impressive.


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