Emerald Eyes
Feb05

Emerald Eyes

(31 Lormesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) She was at the dais in Ta’Illistim, getting ready to go out on a bounty patrol “By the way, you look absolutely ravishing tonight,” Miss Istoriel told the bardess. “That forehead gem, that fascinator.” She beamed at Miss Istoriel, her cheeks colored up a tiny bit with the compliments. “Almost too pretty for such a dangerous quest,” Istoriel told her, speaking...

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Canone Inverso
Feb04

Canone Inverso

(30 Loremesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) She heard the warm melody; it was exotic and tantalizing, it drew all of her attention immediately – attention which she willingly gave. The enticing notes moved slowly as they exposed their theme. Before long, she found herself no more the audience, but part of the song. She followed it, echoing every move the lyrical tune took. She learned it as she went along, an offset echo in a higher voice....

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Sail Away
Sep07

Sail Away

(6 Imaerasta 5115, The Island) She should ask if that would be the last trip of the season to the Island. But she was afraid of the answer. The Frontier Days Festival ended the night before. She knew her visit in the Landing was nearing an end, as well the time at the Island. It had been a fun time during the busy Festival celebrations. She picked up a new winter coat, some sandals, collected some ideas for the wedding, made new...

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It’s In His Kiss
May17

It’s In His Kiss

(16 Ivastaen 5115: Ta’Illistim) “Nobody has ever kissed me like this, like you do,” she whispered softly to him. The Glowbark Tree was beautiful tonight, illuminating the heart of the garden better than even the Great Moon when it is full. The sirenflowers filled the air with what can only be described as a song – a constantly changing, living song. This was one of her favorite places to spend with him. They...

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Sunset
Apr24

Sunset

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1995) {Backstory: She always introduced this song as a celebration of love, of lovers. There was never any doubt she wrote it for the mage. He bade her sing it oft… ~D.} Easily, he slides across the sky, Horizon to horizon, ’til only sunset’s colours left identify Light’s last enticing passion. He is Night — and Dark, he comes; Drawn to where she rests. Silken...

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Her Answer
Mar08

Her Answer

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1993) {Backstory: The dark mage gave no deadline to the bardess, but bade her send word when she could, with her answer.  Once she was free, this was her reply. She delivered it in person. ~D.} From the moment first I met you, There was something in your eyes compelling My every glance, the guide I could not resist against; And I welcomed your eyes’ very warm bespelling. Oh, most...

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Words Of Love
Mar08

Words Of Love

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1993) {Backstory: The bardess wrote this for the dark mage. It was also something much requested for weddings. ~D.}   Words Of Love The words of love make a circle complete, The sacred binding, spoken softly and true. One heart to another, life’s most precious gift, And these words are more than “I love you.” In the elements of love the circle is held fast, The man, the...

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Under The Dreaming Tree
Mar08

Under The Dreaming Tree

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1992) {Backstory: The bardess met a man under the Dreaming Tree… need I explain anything else? ~D.}   Under The Dreaming Tree My journey brought me here alone, Dreams to weave, songs to hone. But elusive was every dream I tried, No songs there were for me to guide. Until one midnight he came to me, And we met under the Dreaming Tree. Who can say now just who charmed whom When we...

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New Song: With You
Feb17

New Song: With You

(16 Fashanos 5115, The Landing) Silvergate Inn West Ring Road Wehnimer’s Landing Dear Mother and Father, Please forgive me for not writing sooner. I have been distracted. There’s lots of great news to share with you! I have just received my 25th promotion as a bard I was finally able to find some clothing to purchase The harp gets nearer by the week to telling me his name; yes, I am ever so sure the harp is a he A couple weeks...

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Ailim and Luke
Jan18

Ailim and Luke

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1992) {Backstory: A small sketch for two of my companions while I was growing up in Kelfour’s Landing. Their devoted romance seemed like it should be immortalized at the time, and I wrote it for them. I cannot remember if they ever read it, since it was never a performance or meant to be. Lo, and behold, it remains one of the few things I managed to salvage after all the years....

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