Friday, June 27, 2008

Poetry is hard

As you may have noticed, I play D&D. The biggest, longest running campaign I'm involved in is referred to as the Bloodwars game. There are a lot of things going on in the game, but one of the major bits is that there's a battle going on between Hell and the Abyss, and it's started to break through onto Prime (the plane that our characters live in). This is Bad News, because you really don't want devils and demons fighting in your world. It makes a big mess.

Anyways, in Bloodwars, I play a bard, Noori. I really like the character, and I've been told that she's one of the most unique bards that my DM has run into. I'm kind of proud of that. In any case, as a bard, I like to think that Noori is recording all of the party's adventures and writing great epic poems about them.

In our last session, our party killed 33 red dragons. For those of you who don't play, that's a lot. We got a metric crapload of treasure, and lots of dragonhide. I'm really feeling the need to write an epic (or pseudo-epic) poem about this. There's just one problem.

I suck at writing poetry.

I think I'm going to have to pick up the Iliad or the Odyssey again, and see what I can learn, so that I can do justice to the Battle of the Red Dragons. Does anyone out there write poetry? Can you offer any pointers?


colbymarshall said...

I'm not a poet, or I'd offer to help. Either way, sounds like y'all had a great time!

KarenElizabeth said...

I am a very good poet. But I don't know anything about what you're talking about. I can still help if you want.