And it’s the final day of my back-to-school Magic University promo week! Today we have an extra credit assignment related to today’s lesson on Poetry.
As I mentioned before, Poetry is one of the major magical disciplines. Kyle, our hero, is a poet, a relative of Longfellow, and he is astonished to learn upon arriving at Veritas that many of the English poets (and American ones, too) were magical. T.S. Eliot attended Veritas and often wrote a mundane version and a magical version of his poems. Shakespeare was magical, as were Blake, Spenser, and Shelley.
Before 1692, when the magical community in Europe and the Americas went into hiding in the face of church persecution, the magical poets were more open about their abilities. Afterward, poets continued to publish poems with magical themes, though, in the name of poetic license.
In the books I quote snippets of the magical poems, and of course Kyle writes his own.
So for today’s extra credit assignment, write me a poem about magic! Or love. Or both… Everyone who posts a poem (and gives me their email) will receive either the ebook of The Siren & The Sword (book one) or Spellbinding (the Magic U erotic short story anthology), and I will pick the entry I like best from all those I receive to get one winner of either an autographed copy of the book one paperback, or the set of 3 ebooks that is volumes 1-3. (If they’re all so good I can’t decide… I’ll use random.org to pick, as I have in the previous days.)
Your poem can be a limerick or a haiku, it can rhyme or be free verse. If you choose a poetic form like the sonnet or haiku, please include in your post what form you chose.
Remember, ALL entrants will get a copy of ebook one or Spellbinding! You have until midnight eastern time tonight to post your poem! Either post it in a comment to one of my blogs, OR EVEN BETTER post it in your own blog and just comment with a link to it! :-)
Yesterday’s winner was Ariadnechan!
And here were the answers:
1. Which of the following is an Esoteric Arts technique?
A. Moonlight Rose
2. If by some chance the world does NOT end, what will Frost have to do?
B. Finish the unfinished coursework from previous semesters.
3. What happens if a lightning rod and a fulgora have sex?
D. All of the above.
4. Which Tarot card is most likely to mean happiness?
B. Three of Cups
5. Which of the following does not contain a magical swear?
C. Where the bloody hell is Frost going at night?
(because bloody hell is not a magical swear!)
Thanks everyone for taking my quizzes! You’re all equipped now to matriculate at Veritas, the Magic University!
I see the Amazon Kindle store has book one on sale for 99 cents again! (Here: http://www.amazon.com/Magic-University-Siren-Sword-ebook/dp/B002RHP4S2) It’s also 99 cents at the B&N “Nookstore” (Here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Siren-and-the-Sword/Cecilia-Tan/e/9781590032084).