Bianca’s out for this episode, so William and I take the opportunity to talk about something she hates so much she wouldn’t let us have a show about it: poetry! Figure out how to choose good poetic devices for your conlang, and how history can affect the complexity of poetry. Also we talk about the amazingly verbless Kēlen.
Top of Show Greeting: Delang
Links and Resources:
- Alliterative Voice
- Meter / Quantitative Verse
- Hausa Poetic Meters
- Haiku are based on morae
- Japanese kigo
On the third day they reached the appointed field.
There the hunter and the ensnarer rested at their seat.
One day, two days, they lurked at the entrance to the well,
where the cattle were accustomed to slake their thirst,
where the creatures of the waters were sporting.
Then [came] Enkidu, whose home was the mountains,
who with gazelles ate herbs,
and with the cattle slaked his thirst,
and with the creatures of the waters rejoiced his heart.
A wise son maketh a glad father,
but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
— Proverbs 10:1