Poem The Map

Discussion in 'Poems' started by Simbo, May 17, 2013.

  1. Simbo Bandmaster of the Songburrow Strollers

    Written in honour of our map-maker, Miss Freoda!

    The Map

    And X marks the spot
    On the map of the wall
    I wonder what's there
    At the end of it all
    This tattered old parchment
    Its tales are to tell
    So study the lines
    And study them well!

    It shows a great forest
    There's drawings of trees
    It's in the top corner
    Beside a great sea
    And grey shaded mountains
    That run in a line
    From top unto bottom
    I count fifty nine!

    There's sketches of monsters
    For dragons be there
    Their fiery red breath
    Has scorched the land bare
    And scribbles of spiders
    Are dotted round here
    The map's edge is blackened
    I look on with fear

    But then there's a river
    That painted in blue
    And pictures of flowers
    Are painted there too
    And fields and meadows
    Are shaded in green
    So rich is the detail
    There's more to be seen

    A line it is dotted
    In daubs of soft white
    In runs besides windmills
    The map's coloured bright
    It's twisting and turning
    I follow the dots
    It leads to the Shire
    And X marks the spot!
    Akelay, Nimelia, Spriggy and 4 others like this.
  2. Rubellita Member

    Brilliant, Master Simbo! You forgot to mention that you made it right there on the spot at Green Dragon Fridaynight!
  3. Freoda Member

    Thank you mister Simbo, your poem is a masterpiece
    *bows to Simbo*
  4. Lina Chief

    Yay, well done! Especially writing it with a couple of us nagging you about "is it done yet?" *grins*
  5. Spriggy Member

  6. Patula Member

    *giggles* Lovely master Simbo
  7. Tibba Voluntary Assistant Chief

    *cheers for Simbo* Now that's a grand poem to go with a grand map!
  8. Freoda Member

    Your poem is a great inspiration, mister Simbo. So I draw this:

    I am sorry for the black edge and water stains. I accidentally spilled my tea over it and as I forgot the kettle, so I almost set my burrow on fire. And the map burned a bit *sighs* I am a horrible cook.
    Tibba, Akelay, Nimelia and 3 others like this.
  9. Lina Chief

    A map inspired by a poem! Now I have seen everything. Well done! *cheers*
  10. Simbo Bandmaster of the Songburrow Strollers

    Wonderful, Miss Freoda! That truly is a fantastic map, much better than my little poem deserves!
  11. Freoda Member

    No, no, mister Simbo. Your little poem is great and it deserves a map. I tried to keep everything as you described it, however if I really captured your visions... that only you can know. *smiles at Simbo and Lina*

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