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Raistlin, Archmagus



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 PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 8:09 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

I've a few of the riddles around in The Hobbit somewhere, though I haven't even read the book. Here are a couple:

What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters. What is it?

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies begibd stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter. What is it?

Alive without breathing,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking. What is it?


Any answers?

And, by the way, the only poems I know by heart are a few of my own,
 
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Starsinmyeyes



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 PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 8:24 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Raistlin, Archmagus:

And, by the way, the only poems I know by heart are a few of my own,

I was going to say Into the Woods but then I realized that's a musical we're learning about in Chorus . Is it the one about the snow.. and woods. I think I know 'Snow' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow because it was turned into a song that we sang in Chorus. Just have to cut out the repeats and you get:

Out of the bossom of the air
into the cloudfolds of her garment shaken
over the woodlands brown and bare
over the harvest fields forsaken
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the Snow

I think I missed part of it, last time I sang it was January. Or there may have been more repeats, we sang silent and soft and slow about 5 times.

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After looking it up:
That was all that we sang but apparently there's more to the poem that I never found ( I looked it up online months ago):

1 Out of the bosom of the Air,
2 Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
3 Over the woodlands brown and bare,
4 Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
5 Silent, and soft, and slow
6 Descends the snow.

7 Even as our cloudy fancies take
8 Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
9 Even as the troubled heart doth make
10 In the white countenance confession,
11 The troubled sky reveals
12 The grief it feels.

13 This is the poem of the air,
14 Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
15 This is the secret of despair,
16 Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
17 Now whispered and revealed
18 To wood and field.
 
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Raistlin, Archmagus



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 PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 8:47 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

That's pretty cool.

The one I'm talking about, though, goes like this:

Whose woods these are, I think I know,
His house is in the village though.
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer,
To stop without a village near,
Between the woods and frozen lake,
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake,
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep,
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And I have miles to go before I sleep.
And I have miles to go before I sleep.

I really love this poem...

[ 05 May 2002, 09:48 PM: Message edited by: Raistlin, Archmagus ]
 
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Falotar



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 PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 9:04 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Starsinmyeyes:
I luv Tom Bombadil do you want him to finish it from memory?!??

I certainly ain't going to write it from memory. I'm a scholar, not a bard.
And I could answer all the riddles.
 
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Will the Spellcaster



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 PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2002 4:19 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

Try to guess what book this came from.(it's not LotR )
The Road to Salamondastron *
Twixt** earth and sky where birds can fly,
I look below to see
A place of wood with plumige green,
That breezes move like sea.
Behind me as the dawn breaks clear,
Woodpigions come awake,
See brown dust roll twixt green and gold,
Unwinding like a snake.
So fly and sing,the wildgoose is King.
O'er golden acers far below,
Our wings beat strong and true,
Where deep and wet see flowing yet,
Another snake of blue.
Across the earth is changing shape,
With form and color deep,
Afar the teeth of land rise up,
To bite the wool of sheep.
So fly and sing,the wildgoose is King.
Behind this much is lost in mist,
But here and there I see,
The treachary of muddy gray,
'Tis no place for the free.
O fethered breathren of the air,
Fly straight and do not fall,
Onward cross the golden flat,
Where seabirds wheel and call.
So fly and sing,the wildgoose is King.
The skies are growing darker see,
Our becon shining bright,
Go high across the singale fang,
That burns into the night.
We leave you now,as we wing on,
Our jorney then must be,
Where sky and water meet in line,
And suns drown in the sea.
So fly and sing,the wildgoose is King.
Written by Skyfurow
Becha can't get that one huh!
 
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Starsinmyeyes



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 PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2002 5:31 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Raistlin, Archmagus:
That's pretty cool.

The one I'm talking about, though, goes like this:

Whose woods these are, I think I know,
His house is in the village though.
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer,
To stop without a village near,
Between the woods and frozen lake,
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake,
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep,
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And I have miles to go before I sleep.
And I have miles to go before I sleep.

I really love this poem...
 
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Falotar



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 PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2002 5:44 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

All right, all right! I'll tell you the poem's origin, Will, and answer the riddles, Raist.
Mossflower, by Brian Jacques. It's still one of my favourites in that series, which is probably why I remember it.
Riddles:
Mountain
Wind
Darkness
... and Fissh.
There. Do I avoid being eaten?
And now, I really must remind you that this topic is for Ardanian poetry, hence its posting under Ardanian Nights. If I wanted a quiz on the origin of poems, I would have posted it in the "Books" forum.
 
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Raistlin, Archmagus



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 PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2002 2:08 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

All right, all right, this my last non-Ardanian post on here;

No!! Don't take my prciousssss... Yessss, my pressiousss...
 
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Will the Spellcaster



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 PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 3:59 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

Shheesshh!U guys can be ssooo anoying!By the way Raist,are u a boy or gal?Nothin private,just wondering.
 
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Raistlin, Archmagus



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 PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 5:16 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

I'd be a female; I just happen to idolize Raistlin...And the fact that he oculd have been a god.
 
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Falotar



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 PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 6:18 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Raistlin, Archmagus:
I'd be a female; I just happen to idolize Raistlin...And the fact that he oculd have been a god.

About that "becoming a god". Raistlin drew his power from Nuitari, right? So, why didn't Takhisis just order her son to cut off the flow of magic to the Black Robe? I've always wondered that...
(Now who's prolonging the non-Majesty flow of this topic? )
 
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Raistlin, Archmagus



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 PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 2:12 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Falotar:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Raistlin, Archmagus:
[qb]
Now who's prolonging the non-Majesty flow of this topic? )

Me:)

And my theory is that perhaps Raistlin grew so powerful that he didn't need to draw energy from Nuitari.

Or it could be that Nuitari wouldn't listen to Takhisis anyway.

OR, it could be that Nuitari wouldn't be able to cut off the flow of power to just one person, it would have to be to all the Black Robes of Krynn...but this makes the least sense of all, so... Anyway. Back to your originally schedualed program...
 
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Starsinmyeyes



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 PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 2:43 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Will the Spellcaster:
Shheesshh!U guys can be ssooo anoying!By the way Raist,are u a boy or gal?Nothin private,just wondering.

We might be annoying sometimes but what did we do this time?
 
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Daughter of Krypta



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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:27 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Will the Spellcaster:
Hey Faltor! Try to reginize these!
**************************************************
Ho!Ho!Ho!to the bottle I go,
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by!
Ho!Ho!Ho!
**************************************************

Sing hey!for the bath at close of day
that washes weary mud away!
A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water Hot is a noble thing

O!Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leap's from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

O!Water Cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.

That 'tis far to easy. I once memorized half the song.
O!Water is fair that leaps on high
in fountin white beneath the sky;
but never did foutain sound so sweet
as splshing Hot Water with my feet!

 
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Daughter of Krypta



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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 9:13 pm    Post subject: Ballads, Poems, Etc. Reply with quote Back to top

A wizard sat upon his chair,
The dead were loud in their grave.
The earth 'neath foot rattled and shook
Yet he said "Has thou not forgotten the brave?"

The mighty old wizard shook his head and went to bed in the night.
Yet he did not sleep, berely a peep, for the wind had shaken his head.

A wizard sat upon his chair,
The dead were loud in their grave.
The earth 'neath foot rattled and shook
Yet he said "Has thou not forgotten the brave?"

He opened his eyes, and to his surprise a skeletons head he did see.
The skeleton said, as he leaned on the bed "Has thou forgotten me?"

A wizard sat upon his chair,
The dead were loud in their grave.
The earth 'neath foot rattled and shook
Yet he said "Has thou not forgotten the brave?"

This, whatever it is, is complete crap. It's not even finished and makes no sense what so ever. All I can say about it is that, apparently the skeleton and the wizard were once friends or enemies or whatver.
 
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