Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale: An Introductory Poem

It has been mentioned that the book might work better with an introduction.  Originally, it was the trip to Blatherhorn Vale, but that no longer works now that the poems are coming from a journal.  So, I’m thinking of an introductory poem like so:

The Mauled Notebook

We found it
Laying by the stream
Beaten and torn
Sticking in the mud
Underneath a stone

Its cover torn
Bitten and mauled
Traces of slime
Found along the spine
Cracked by abuse

This bestiary survived
While its owner is long lost
A final chronicle
Of creatures long unknown
Only poems to their names

We ponder these poems
As we sit around the camp
Considering if they ring true
Or are they ramblings
Of a missing madman

We have no proof
For either of our theories
Fact or madness?
Perhaps you can find the truth
As you read along

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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76 Responses to Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale: An Introductory Poem

  1. I like that introductory poem. For those not privy to your blog, and/or thoughts, it’s a handy transition. (In my head, I see it as a slip of cleaner paper stuck into the beastiary – almost like a warning note).


  2. I think this introductory poem is great. I definitely think you should use it. What I like about it is that it is very straight forward, nothing cryptic about it, but lets you know that you are about to go on a poetic adventure.


  3. MishaBurnett says:

    Another yes vote. I like it.


  4. ioniamartin says:

    What moron suggested that? Good idea .


  5. Ellespeth says:

    I like the poem, Charles.


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