I am Heavy Beside the Flowers was one of the first poems written by Jester Ravenreaper in his tome called, appropriately, My First Poems. Sadly, Jester Ravenreaper’s writing career was cut short when he insulted the demon Ulesralae by a babbling brook in the forest.
Before writing poems, Jester Ravenreaper enjoyed a short but distinguished career in the field of graphic zoology.
I am Heavy Beside the Flowers
Strangely scary over the grave
I battle luminous gems above the ground
Awake! The Fool will be born
Weird and angry in the towers
I summon vaporous weirdness against the air
Heavy! The devil is going
I am heavy beside the flowers
You stone desirous graves beside the light
Ahhh! The stink has died
a backward glance
Out of whose dream
unlearn his past
not knowing why
The poem All Luminous Over the Rain was penned by Jasmine Seeker as she walked the long roads to the Tin Sun Kingdom and set her eyes upon the Night’s Slave, a notorious pirate vessel docked in town.
All Luminous Over the Rain
So dark within the fog
I enjoy damp vampires about the air
Alass, Alack! The feeling will go
All dazzling on the wind
We divine wanting bugs before the sky
Ahhh! The thought is dying
All luminous over the rain
I breathe red gems below the earth
Awaken! The Fool is going
blurring at the edges
an unreliable map
In whose arms
chase his dream
not knowing why
A list of some fabulous colors seen on the walk to the Tin Sun Kingdom.
- Antet – The yellow of charisma and of amber in one’s fears.
- Nedemsyta – A bleached green. Used to write about sloth.
- Jatiraun – A vibrant blueish-green. Paintings using this color stop insanity.
- Runorpe – The orange of amber that can only be imagined. It is the color of things that cannot be put out of your mind.
- Ande – The red of disgust and of rust.
- Ochse – A sickly reddish-orange. Paintings using this color invite happiness.
- Elve – A sober yellow. Ink of this color is used only for forbidden occult writing.
- Plea – The green of laughter and of lied about seaweed.
- Cofreiene – A washed-out yellowish-orange. Used to write about doubt. Things written in this color can be seen out of the corner of your eye after you read them.
- Iute – The yellow of sunlight. The color of both unforeseen insights and of forgetfulness.