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16 June 2010 @ 02:23 pm
skiffy doggerel!  
This is what I've been doing instead of everything I should be doing, today.  (Once I've done some of it I should have a Real post, too...)
It's really elsmi 's fault for challenging me into turning it into a sonnet.

Anyone recognize references? (I'd be very amused to hear which ones if so)!

I've crossed the ice field bright and hard as death,
I've played the game that's never just a game
I've faced the spider, called on Elbereth,
and learned the shadow-wizard shares my name.

I've taken tea with kindly Mr. Long,
I broke a chocolate pot to stop a fiend
I fought the queen of elfland, song for song
and saved my love from her unholy teind.

I've been transformed -- a villain to a tree;
the serpent's daughter, wind, a harp of bone,
a hybrid alien, the changeling sea,
a dada girl, a troll turned into stone.

And I've been hope -- to win a game in hell
by claiming all may yet be very well.

Current Mood: amusedamused
zwol on June 16th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh man, let's see. From the top until I get stuck, Lyra?, no idea, Samwise, Ged, Martha, Kate, Eddie, and Janet. I'm pretty sure I read the one with the harp of bone but I don't remember which one it is. And I associate "All may yet be very well" with Randolph but I don't think it was him, in that scene.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on June 16th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
And I associate "All may yet be very well" with Randolph

I'm sure Randolph says it, cause really they all do.

The ice field turns out to be a whole lot more ambiguous than I intended.
zwol on June 16th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
I totally should have got it as The Left Hand of Darkness except that my phase of rereading that book constantly was, um, is it two decades ago already? I'm old.
shweta_narayan: igglesshweta_narayan on June 17th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
*hides from own birthday*