Posted by: Phil Anderson | April 13, 2014

Ballads from the Heart of Theran

It’s going to be a short post this week due to computer problems…

As an aspiring writer of young adult fiction, my teenage children are an important resource. I take an interest in the books they like, and they are among the first to read early versions of what I write.

A few years ago, after reading an unpolished draft of Conquest of Theran, one of my daughters was inspired to write some poetry based on my work. Here are two of those poems:

Theran
From the gleaming city of Parlinad
To the empty wilderness
From the emerald herding pastures
To the sapphire Meridona
From the majestic miners’ mountains
To the forests, deep and thick
The countryside, the villages
The city, the beauty
These are Theran

Theran Shore
As you look out
Off the Theran shore,
You can hear the songs
Minstrels sing of yore;
You can feel the power
Of the blood-red gem,
You can hear the footsteps
Of the soldier-men,
You can see the dust
Rebel horses kick up,
You can taste the wines
That fill the royal cup.
As you look out
Off the Theran shore,
You can live the songs
Minstrels sing of yore.

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  1. […] few months ago I posted some poems my daughter wrote based on an early draft of Conquest of Theran inspired by the setting. […]


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