Mongrel Verse – Books

I had, when Esther sent out her challenge, planned to write a sarcastic one about how businesses and governments cook books and numbers.

Then, I decided to do something else. This one needs considerable polish. But, it did take some time for it to emerge from the hidden and evil depths of my brain.

Come gather round friends, a story for thee;

Tales of the mountains, and of the sea.

Songs of the deserts, and rivers that flow;

Odes to the winds that continue to blow.
There are tales of Gods, women and men;

Along with those of goblins, demons and flames.

Stories of bravey, cowardice and vice,

Love betrayal and hearts of cold ice.
In days of old, beneath the stars of the night,

Sitting around the campfire’s warm light,

The Minstrel would sing, of Nature Divine

The stories would travel to friend, kith and kin.
Now found in bound books, these tales of yore,

Thrill and enchant us, sadly no more.

These tales and traditions continue to fade,

Books themselves may soon pass into shade.
Sounbytes replace the story teller’s craft

And books shall soon feel Twitter’s cruel shaft.

But all is not lost if we slow down a tad,

To lose the stories that bind us, would be very sad.
Come gather round friends, a story for thee;

Tales of the mountains, and of the sea.

Songs of the deserts, and rivers that flow;

Odes to the winds that continue to blow.

23 Comments

      1. You know what I would do? Research and find ten tales that are not commonly known outside their culture, and put them to verse, and music…

      2. I will. This is the third time I am trying this reply. WP can be a pest at times.

        I will work on a brief concept / idea in the next few days, and then bounce it off you. Once you agree, I will start to do research, and then I will write. As I finish the draft of each piece, I will send it to you for your comments.

        Sounds cool, I hope?!

      3. Start your research, Rajiv. It sounds very cool. The music will take time as well but as long as there are no time constraints that would be fine.
        Leslie

      4. Yes.. Ever since i quit the corporate world to photograph, and write, i am discovering this.

        Things happen in the deep recesses of my brain. They emerge of their own free will..

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