Best Poems for Fantasy Nerds
Welcome, Fantasy Nerds!
Today we decided to share some of our favorite poems that you may enjoy. These are poems that intrigued or resonated with us for one reason or another. We hope you enjoy this list!
The Artist – Erik Rittenberry
Possessed by some daemonic being
higher than himself, there he is,
…beautifying the lies
that lead to the ultimate
truth.“The Artist.” by Erik Rittenberry
What I love about this poem is the unique interpretation of what it’s like to be an artist. It makes it seem so mystical and otherworldly. I felt myself resonating with this description, and it made me feel very proud to be an author. You can read the full poem on Medium here.
In the Field Where Roses Died – Jillian Spiridon
onward — that’s where
for shreds and fragments
hope“In the Field Where Roses Died.” by Jillian Sprdon
What struck me about this poem was the element of hope despite the destruction around them. It reminded me of a fantasy hero fighting on for a better world. This was a beautifully worded poem. You can read the poem on Medium here.
If You’re Anything Like Me – Taylor Swift
Darling, later on you will thank your stars
for that frightful day.
If you’re anything like me,
But Darling, it’s going to be okay.“If You’re Anything Like Me.” by Taylor Swift
If you’re anything like me, this poem will relate to you. When I read this poem for the first time I almost cried, it resonated with me deeply, and I think anyone who reads it will feel the same way. Taylor Swift is a wordsmith not just lyrically, but with poetry as well!
Dreams – Jane A Beresford
To lose control of conscious mind“Dreams.” by Jane A Beresford
The secrets of our soul to find.
I adore this poem, it confronts a sort of fear with sleeping and dreams. When I was younger I went through years of having nightmares every single time I fell asleep, mixed with bouts of visions and sounds that were horrifying. There is also the wonder of dreams, a place where things only the imagination can conjure happen; a fantasy world where I often derive ideas for my stories.
Phoenix – Amber Johnson AKA WTF
She rose from the ashes
From the fire which burned
Those whom on her back they turned
She wiped blood from her brow
Looking down in disgust
At the remains of those she used to trust
Countless times in the back she was stabbed
Though none were more painful than the last
Forgive and forget
Not a chance in hell
She deserved more, so she took it herself“Phoenix.” by Amber Johnson
This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning WTF’s poem, “Phoenix.” I loved the imagery of the phoenix in this poem, rising not from her own ashes, but the ashes of her enemies. This poem was raw and powerful, and the last line packs a punch.
What Do You Think?
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Thanks so much for reading!
-Clever & WTF