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Motto of the Gnomish Postal Service by Stuart Sharp

PostPosted: August 15, 2009, 12:58:05 PM
by RHFay
Love it! This one proves that poetry can be of a lighter nature and still work just fine. Poetry (or any sort of writing for that matter) doesn't always have to set out to change the world. Sometimes it simply entertains. And I found this piece to be quite entertaining, in a somewhat whimsical way.

This one reads especially well. It is a real pleasure to read; something a lot of other modern poems miss. And while rhyme can be a tricky thing at times, the rhyme in this one fits perfectly with the subject. And the rhyme in no way seems forced.

So many of the typical fantasy elements are there that it brings back fond memories of days spent playing Dungeons & Dragons. And the possible nod to mythology in the end, the "three-headed dog", adds even more literary depth.

Of course, the Gnomish Postal Service sounds much more reliable than our local letter carriers!

PostPosted: August 17, 2009, 04:09:44 PM
by Bill_Wolfe
I enjoyed this one, too. I especially like the part about making sure to include the proper number of stamps.

Very cool, made me laugh, and it also made me wonder why a free zine.

This was good enough for paid market.

Bill Wolfe

PostPosted: September 13, 2009, 01:16:20 AM
by Wormtongue
Bill_Wolfe wrote:This was good enough for paid market.

Bill Wolfe

Will you two please stop telling my contributors to go and find paid work? Give him confidence like that and he may realise he doesn't have to give me stuff for free, and THEN where would we be for fun little poems?