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LunaStar

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Magical poetry
« on: November 29, 2015, 03:24:24 pm »
Does anyone have recommendations on magical poetry books/authors?  Faerie poetry?

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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2015, 04:23:49 pm »
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Does anyone have recommendations on magical poetry books/authors?  Faerie poetry?

 
I pretty much think all poetry is magical
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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 04:33:18 pm »
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I pretty much think all poetry is magical

 
Sure, I see where you're coming from.  Perhaps I should have been more descriptive in my original inquiry.  I'm looking for poetry that is specific in terms of themes that are related to magic and faeries.

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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 05:43:58 pm »
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Sure, I see where you're coming from.  Perhaps I should have been more descriptive in my original inquiry.  I'm looking for poetry that is specific in terms of themes that are related to magic and faeries.

 
There's Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer.

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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 11:05:37 pm »
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Perhaps I should have been more descriptive in my original inquiry.  I'm looking for poetry that is specific in terms of themes that are related to magic and faeries.


Aw. I go more by the cadence of a piece. All the poetry in Alice in Wonderland and Alice's Adventures Through the Looking-Glass just do something to the air, and most of them are riffs on poems with equally perfect cadence. It's not explicitly related, but the incorrigible nonsense and violence of the denizens of Wonderland or Looking-Glass Land are very fay.

There's also the Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, and The Fairy Reel by Neil Gaiman (didn't much like his Going Wodwo because it didn't have the same tightness of rhythm, but I'm sure that can also be evocative.)
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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 07:38:32 pm »
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There's Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer.

 
Thanks, I'll check those out.

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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 07:42:08 pm »
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Aw. I go more by the cadence of a piece.


Yes, I love this.  I'd consider the cadence part of the faery theme, if that makes sense.

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All the poetry in Alice in Wonderland and Alice's Adventures Through the Looking-Glass just do something to the air, and most of them are riffs on poems with equally perfect cadence. It's not explicitly related, but the incorrigible nonsense and violence of the denizens of Wonderland or Looking-Glass Land are very fay.


I love Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass.  It's one of my favourite faery tales. I'll look into the other ones you mentioned as well.  Thank you.

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Re: Magical poetry
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 02:43:42 am »
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Does anyone have recommendations on magical poetry books/authors?  Faerie poetry?

 
Victor Anderson's Thorns of the Blood Rose and Lilith's Garden are two poetry books that I adore.

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