So long ago...

So long ago...

A Poem by Michael Thrower
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An Innkeeper sits down to tell his life story...

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An old man in a tavern

At the end of day

Tells his life story

A story to be made

Chronicler’s pen etching

Every word in ink

Stories of the Chandrian

Tales of disbelief

 

Castle made of stone where one only wished to learn

He traveled all alone, not whispering a word

Seeking revenge for fire in his heart

Calling on the true names of wind in the far

 

This is the tale of sorrow

Song of the Wise Man be told

In spite of trying

The life he left behind long ago

 

The Cthaeh has spoken

To him, but all alone

He wept for every loved one

From what dark he had known

Sitting in the tall tree

Telling what’s foreseen:

World is ending, in silent dreams

 

Now his life’s a memory

Remembrance of a day

When young Kvothe had everything

In a life he could have gave

All lost and put away

Locked it in a chest

Sitting in the Inn

He tells the story of a man

 

This is the tale of sorrow

Song of the Wise Man be told

In spite of trying

The life he left behind long ago

 

So long ago…

So long ago...


© 2012 Michael Thrower


Author's Note

Michael Thrower
This is supposed to have a sort of Irish melody with it, like that a sailor might sing out at sea. I wrote this all after reading the two books: Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear, which are great. So, if any of you have read them then I hope you like this. If not, then I hope it's a pleasing and intriguing story. Cheers!

The video at the bottom is where I got the melody from.

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You brought the reader on a great journey with this one, I enjoyed the storytelling aspect of this poem. Someone seeing an inkeeper in a setting fitting for the story might assume that he had no past, had simply lived in the tavern. Great story you've given the inkeeper. I could kinda hear the Irish lilt to it.

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I found this writing mysterious which is hidden in every word
great write
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Posted 9 Years Ago


You brought the reader on a great journey with this one, I enjoyed the storytelling aspect of this poem. Someone seeing an inkeeper in a setting fitting for the story might assume that he had no past, had simply lived in the tavern. Great story you've given the inkeeper. I could kinda hear the Irish lilt to it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can definitely tell there's an Irish melody, and it is a really interesting story. I might just go read those books! :) I love reading poems like these, how there's something behind it, a story that not many are familiar with, but can see without having to know about it beforehand.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Well thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed :)
The rhythm of this flowed like a song, and I like this. I haven't read a lot of fairy tale poems, but the ones I do read I often like and I really like this one. And, yes, I could see the Irish in it. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Haha that is awesome, thank you for the review!
RachelReaper

9 Years Ago

anytime, buddy
good job ...i enjoyed it

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Thank ye Afra ;D
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"Chandrian"- what does that mean? I tried to look it up, but nothing came up. It doesn't really matter, because I get the gist and the feeling without actually knowing the definition.

I like this sort of thing a lot. I think that to go more with the Irish melody thing some of the pictures of the man need to be a little more solid, if you know what I mean. When I listen to old Irish songs I can see the highway men and get a glimpse of their personalities or whatever... I think that you could twist some of this so that we have a clearer picture of where this lonely type of man has been.

Good job though! I like it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

All right, noted. Thank you for the review :D
Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Oh and Chandrian... Let me see if I can find a link.

Here we go: http://kkc.wikia.com/w.. read more
Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

And the story is necessarily Irish. It's the rhyme and flow, as in the beats, that the poem makes.
I could hear the sailor song type tone to it. A bit like a wind wrestling the ocean vibe for me. I know it's because I'm not very good at it, but I'm really amazed by your talent to tell a story, yet still being able to keep a rhyme scheme up. Very nicely done, sir.(:

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Wow, haha, thank you very much! That was really nice, you've made my day.
Never heard of those books before... will have to check them out. :) Nice job here!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Thank you very much :) And yes you should!
I really like it!
What books were you reading?

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Amanda J. S.

9 Years Ago

Wow..
I definitely will now ;o)
Michael Thrower

9 Years Ago

Haha awesome! Tell me what you think ;P
Amanda J. S.

9 Years Ago

I will :-)

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Michael Thrower
Michael Thrower

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