Monday, April 20, 2009

Patch 3.1 Sonnet

One of the great things about life in the Twisting Nether is that it leaves an awful lot of time for writing poetry.

Patch 3.1 Sonnet

Yea, Blizzard hath released point one and three
And many changes doth this poet find:
Thy mount can swim without dismounting thee;
And thou canst play, though thou art color-blind.
In Wintergrasp, now fishing is allow'd
And First Aid's learnt from men as well as print
The Argent Tournament will draw a crowd
And mana is more slow from heaven sent.
The noble Noblegarden lasts a week
The Stoneform Dwarf from poison doth feel pain
The camping man need no more tinder seek
Where once the spec was one, it now is twain.
And if you seek adventuring afar
Ye seek the lair of Yogg in Ulduar!


Anonymous said...

Poetic, though I must be missing the evil here...
As I can not find a trace, no warnings to fear...

Shanarah said...

That was wonderful luv. But wheres this Haiku you keep speaking of? I'd love to see some of that.


Sargeras said...

@ bigfootgolem:
This Yogg's the evil one, or so I'm told,
A mad, malignant creature, vile and old.

@ Tracy: Hm, good point. I'll see what I can do.

Dynamitrios said...

Great. Lists major changes of the patch in poetic form.

Your Blog is definitelly in my favorites from now on.

Yaaaay Sarge

Soeroah said...

Awesome. Does the Great Destroyed mind if someone posts these on the Wow forums? (Links to this blog would be given of course).

Just want to share the pleasure you give before you incinerate our arm of the galaxy.

What a lovely word...'incinerate'.

Sargeras said...

@ Dynamitrios: Thanks :-D

@ Soeroah: Don't mind at all...go for it!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaay! A Shakespearean sonnet!! ABABCDCDEFEFGG(nub)!

Sargeras said...

You noticed! :-)

Anonymous said...

The Argent Tournament... *sighs*

Anonymous said...

O great Dark Titan, I feel obligated to point out to Your Scariness that a most important aspect of sonnets is the reversal. The subject is viewed from a different angle, or the speaker's opinion or point of view is altered in the last few lines. Try as I might, I cannot identify such a reversal within this poem.

Sargeras said...

Correct, the "turn" or "volta" so common in Shakespearean sonnets is absent here. Thus one could claim I suppose that this is a Shakespearean sonnet in rhyme scheme only. I would argue however that the volta is, while a common feature in sonnets, not an absolute requirement for the sonnet form; the Spenserian sonnets, for example, seem to have lacked them to a large degree.

Anthony Clarke said...

Wow, and here i was just enjoying the poem.

Sarge, do you read any poetry? Like the ones you mentioned above? Or just write your own.

Sargeras said...

Absolutely I read other poetry. My all-time favorite poem, which also happens to be a sonnet, is Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Tirion Fordring said...


Come to the Argent Tournament! We have loots and mounts for you!

/shameless add

Tim said...

CS is really a means to an end eh? I was wondering why you kept this site despite not playing. Guess it's an output for what you want to do?

Anonymous said...

Join us in Woooooooow~ :D

- Dyn

Sargeras said...

Hi Tim! Thanks for stopping by. :-) And yeah, I'm finding that CS and writing go hand in hand, especially on the web.

So now you need to find a project that combines business administration and philosophy, and then you'll be set!

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