protecting the forest vast.
Author’s Note: The Fa’al’Írkesh, or Sacred Trees, of Everfeld are far mightier than any other type of tree in the coniferous forest. They are identified by grey bark and dark blue leaves that feel as tough as leather and are said to never wither, even when separated from their parent tree. According to legend, the Sacred Trees were created by the Life Mother Gó’Dan to protect and watch over Everfeld, helping to maintain balance and harmony in the vast forest.
Last year, I published five haiku through the month of November featuring themes from my NaNo project/soon-to-be novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. To keep with tradition (because obviously doing something once makes it a tradition), I will be featuring four more story-related haiku each Sunday this month featuring characters or themes from The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy. Continue reading Haiku Sunday NaNo 2016 Edition: Little Fox
Is it the land or her people
that make a nation stand?
Are walls and borders
erected indomitable? Continue reading Free Verse – America – SD
Your eyes scan the field.
Do you search or lose yourself,
My dear guardian?
Silently he soars,
A great owl shining like moonlight.
The Keeper sees all.
Author’s Note: Fa’aldenel is an ethereal being charged with watching over Everfeld, maintaining balance in his realm. He takes the form of a great silver-white owl that seems to disappear into thin air as he flies. The people of Everfeld (Feldings), revere owls as near-sacred birds, as well as adept hunters. Thus, many Felding families and boroughs take the owl as their sigil, and bow hunting and archery are celebrated as great skills for Feldings. Whether or not the tales of Fa’aldenel are real… well, that’s up for interpretation.
Lone pine on the hill
Called out and became many-
Ever may they stand.
Author’s Note: Everfeld is a great coniferous forest in the northern region of Úr’Dan (pronounced oor-DAHN), spanning some thousands of square miles. This is also the main setting for the story of Jaed and Aston.
The fields glow verdant
The forest breathes life unseen
As the veil descends