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I finally named my first two crimson flares - managed to pick them up just before the release.

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Hey there!

Long time someone posted ~

i thought of this project and wanted to do another sonnet lineage.

Now i stumbled over a story i really like: Abelard & Heloise.

so i tried to write one by myself :S

 

I know its kinda off topic, but i don't know where else i could ask for help :/

 

My mother tounge is german so i don't really know if i do the right ryhmes or not rolleyes.gif so if someone could please read it and help me to make it sound right? (The last one is hard, because i have only 6 dragons at the end, so i decidet it doesn't nessesarily have to rhyme)

 

 

once in twelfth century Paris

Heloise, full of intelligence and wit

searches for truth and all there is

strives for knowledge with every bit

 

And there proud Abelard

exeptional philospher of his time

can provide the education that

she seeks to obtain

 

Soon lost they are

so entwined, unable to desist

not only intellectually on a par

by law the relationship must not exist.

 

 

The power of their passion proves

to be an intimacy hard to destroy

through all time this true love lasts

Abelard and Heloise

 

If its an inapropriate request please tell me ^^°

Thanks a lot!!

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Hey there!

Long time someone posted ~

i thought of this project and wanted to do another sonnet lineage.

Now i stumbled over a story i really like: Abelard & Heloise.

so i tried to write one by myself :S

 

I know its kinda off topic, but i don't know where else i could ask for help :/

 

My mother tounge is german so i don't really know if i do the right ryhmes or not rolleyes.gif so if someone could please read it and help me to make it sound right? (The last one is hard, because i have only 6 dragons at the end, so i decidet it doesn't nessesarily have to rhyme)

 

 

once in twelfth century Paris

Heloise, full of intelligence and wit

searches for truth and all there is

strives for knowledge with every bit

 

And there proud Abelard

exeptional philospher of his time

can provide the education that

she seeks to obtain

 

Soon lost they are

so entwined, unable to desist

not only intellectually on a par

by law the relationship must not exist.

 

 

The power of their passion proves

to be an intimacy hard to destroy

through all time this true love lasts

Abelard and Heloise

 

If its an inapropriate request please tell me ^^°

Thanks a lot!!

Hey, sorry I didn't see this earlier... was busy working on the novel last month for NaNoWriMo.

 

Anyway.

 

Your poem isn't bad, especially since English isn't your native language, and as a lover of all things medieval, I like your tribute to Abelard and Heloise. But that said, your poem isn't even close to being a sonnet, particularly a Shakespearean sonnet.

 

A sonnet consists of 14 lines of iambic pentameter (5 sets of 2 syllables with the stress on the second syllable; example: the DOG did SIT upON the DIRTy MAT), with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B C-D-C-D E-F-E-F G-G. (Rhyme scheme example: mat-say-cat-day bird-cow-herd-now hill-sun-thrill-fun shark-mark.)

 

Sonnets are not easy to write, and I know, I've written a couple! One just to prove I could do it, and one for a Dead Poets Society fanfiction I wrote a few years ago. I would suggest sticking with Shakespeare's works for the purpose of this lineage since that was kind of the point of it all, but I absolutely encourage you to keep writing your own poetry as well.

 

And whenever you get your poem for Abelard and Heloise done, I'd love to see it!

 

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Thank you for your very professional answer!

 

I should've known that writing poetry isn't just trying to find matching words.. next time i'll clearly read myself into it before starting. biggrin.gif

 

So maybe i'd just stick with that as "some kind of poem" and leave it be, try another one right from the start. Anyway, youre right, this doesn't really belong here, i know that smile.gif just tried to find someone who could tell me that this is not complete nonsense^^°

 

Again, thank you for your help, i appreciate it much :3

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Annnd... I went for a third sonnet, this time with glaucus drakes. Yes, there will be a fourth one eventually, with howler drakes, because drakes need attention too. (And if/when more drakes get released, more sonnets will ensue!)

 

http://dragcave.net/lineage/WqYWj

 

Sonnet XIV

 

Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck;

And yet methinks I have Astronomy,

But not to tell of good or evil luck,

Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality;

Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,

Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind,

Or say with princes if it shall go well

By oft predict that I in heaven find:

But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,

And, constant stars, in them I read such art

As truth and beauty shall together thrive,

If from thyself, to store thou wouldst convert;

Or else of thee this I prognosticate:

Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.

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I really want this to be my first breeding project ^^ here goes:

 

Username: augur

Link to scroll (if not in your signature): in sig

Link to PM: https://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?act=M...E=04&MID=217729

Sonnet you wanna do: #35

Which Dragons do you need: Moonstones

 

Sonnet 35:

 

No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud:

Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,

And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

All men make faults, and even I in this,

Authorizing thy trespass with compare,

Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss,

Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are;

For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense,

Thy adverse party is thy advocate,

And 'gainst myself a lawful plea commence:

Such civil war is in my love and hate,

That I an accessary needs must be,

To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.

 

progress

I'm still needing 3 CB females, but I'm ready to start the breeding phase afterwards. I have some eggs and hatchies waiting to gender so let's hope they're the ones I need!

Edited by augur

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Wow, what a wonderful idea! I might join later, right now I am doing other projects.

Unfortunatly the sonnet I wanted is already taken! (130).

So I might reserve me another:

 

Username: Drachenbraut

Link to scroll (if not in your signature): Drachenbrauts scroll

Link to PM: PM me!

Sonnet you wanna do: 91 Some glory in their birth, some in their skill...

Which Dragons do you need: Swallowtail

I made it! I finished the Sonnet, the hatchling has still to grow up, but I am done! If someone is interested in an offspring - feel free to PN!

 

Sonnett 91 Hatchling

 

 

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I made it! I finished the Sonnet, the hatchling has still to grow up, but I am done! If someone is interested in an offspring - feel free to PN!

 

Sonnett 91 Hatchling

Woohoo, another Shakespearean Sonnet Dragon for the collection!

 

Congrats, Drachenbraut!

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Next sonnet, Howler Drakes and Sonnet LX

 

http://dragcave.net/lineage/0k86Q

 

Sonnet LX

 

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,

So do our minutes hasten to their end;

Each changing place with that which goes before,

In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

Nativity, once in the main of light,

Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd,

Crooked eclipses 'gainst his glory fight,

And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.

Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth

And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,

Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,

And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:

And yet to times in hope, my verse shall stand

Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.

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Username: Zerhai

Link to scroll (if not in your signature): in sig

Link to PM: pming me is the best way to get ahold of me

Sonnet you wanna do: 111

Which Dragons do you need: Diamondwing (and i only need 4 to do this myself if i do purebred) I haven't decided if i want to make it a pb or checker lineage yet this is the only breed i have decided on

 

*I have a lot of other lineages I work on, so if don't work on this for extended periods of time it has nothing to do with forgetting just have too many projects

 

Sonnet CXI

 

O! for my sake do you with Fortune chide,

The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds,

That did not better for my life provide

Than public means which public manners breeds.

Thence comes it that my name receives a brand,

And almost thence my nature is subdued

To what it works in, like the dyer's hand:

Pity me, then, and wish I were renewed;

Whilst, like a willing patient, I will drink

Potions of eisel 'gainst my strong infection;

No bitterness that I will bitter think,

Nor double penance, to correct correction.

Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye,

Even that your pity is enough to cure me.

Edited by Zerhai

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Sonnet 8 is done, with Tarantula Hawk Drakes!

 

https://dragcave.net/lineage/d4BvH

 

Sonnet VIII

 

Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?

Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy:

Why lov'st thou that which thou receiv'st not gladly,

Or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy?

If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,

By unions married, do offend thine ear,

They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds

In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.

Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,

Strikes each in each by mutual ordering;

Resembling sire and child and happy mother,

Who, all in one, one pleasing note do sing:

Whose speechless song being many, seeming one,

Sings this to thee: 'Thou single wilt prove none.'

 

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On 22/07/2017 at 10:00 AM, Wiz said:

I thought this would be a perfect use for my Scripts. Is there an updated list of Sonnets already claimed?

Edit:

I've read through the whole thread and I can't see this one claimed so...


Username: Wiz
Link to PM:
Sonnet you wanna do: CXLI (141)
Which Dragons do you need: Scripts. But I should be okay I already have half of them.

 

In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes, 
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who, in despite of view, is pleased to dote.
Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted;
Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone,
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast with thee alone:
But my five wits nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
Who leaves unswayed the likeness of a man,
Thy proud heart's slave and vassal wretch to be:
   Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
   That she that makes me sin awards me pain.

 

Finished!

https://dragcave.net/lineage/9beU2

 

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Sonnet 12, with Morphodrakes! (Yes, I'm collecting Honeys and Greater Spotteds, planning on Sonnets 1 and 19 for them. Sonnets for ALL the drakes!)

 

https://dragcave.net/lineage/0UWtF

 

Sonnet XII

When I do count the clock that tells the time,
And see the brave day sunk in hideous night;
When I behold the violet past prime,
And sable curls, all silvered o'er with white;
When lofty trees I see barren of leaves,
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer's green all girded up in sheaves,
Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard,
Then of thy beauty do I question make,
That thou among the wastes of time must go,
Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow;
     And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence
     Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.

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Hello there! 

 

I just rejoined and maybe i'll do another sonnet - with setsong/risensongs :3 

 

But i really like the idea of making a sonnet for each drake! 

 

Greetings =)

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So i can choose later!

 

Sonnets already taken:

Sonnet No  1: Honey Drakes

Sonnet No  3: Crimson Pygmies

Sonnet No  8: Tarantula Hawk

Sonnet No 12: Morphodrakes

Sonnet No 14: Glaucus Drakes

Sonnet No 18: Neotropicals

Sonnet No 19: Brimstone(not finished?)-> Greater Spotted Drakes

Sonnet No 21: Glory Drakes

Sonnet No 25: Ochredrakes

Sonnet No 35: Moonstones

Sonnet No 47: Crimson Pygmies
Sonnet No 51: Horses

Sonnet No 54: Sunsongs/Luminae

Sonnet No 60: Howler Drakes

Sonnet No 91: Swallowtail

Sonnet No 95: Moonstone

Sonnet No 111: Diamondwing

Sonnet No 107: ?

Sonnet No 109: Daydream

Sonnet No 116: Terraes

Sonnet No 121: Olives

Sonnet No 130: Balloon/Mint

Sonnet No 141: Scripts

Sonnet No 148: Skywing

Sonnet No 154: Bluesang/Tsunamis (i'm jealous!)

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On 9/18/2017 at 12:18 PM, Mow said:

 

 

Sonnets already taken:

 

Sonnet No 19: Brimstone(not finished?)-> Greater Spotted Drakes

 

Whoops, I didn't spot that someone had previously reserved Sonnet 19. The Brimstones can keep it, and I'll pick some other sonnet for the Greater Spotted Drakes. I'm not quite ready to start breeding them yet anyway.

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hmm i dont know, its really been a long time!
There hasn't been an update yet so maybe they didn't even start?

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Sonnet I is done, I decided to go with Greater Spotted Drakes for that one, since 19 is in question. Once I get the last pair of Honey Drakes I need to start the next sonnet, I think I'll do 13 with them.

 

For the Sonnets

 

Sonnet I

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel:
Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding:
   Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
   To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.

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Sonnet 13 finished! Sonnets for ALL the Drakes... at least until more drakes get released, lol!

 

Sonnet XIII

O! that you were your self; but, love, you are
No longer yours, than you your self here live:
Against this coming end you should prepare,
And your sweet semblance to some other give:
So should that beauty which you hold in lease
Find no determination; then you were
Yourself again, after yourself's decease,
When your sweet issue your sweet form should bear.
Who lets so fair a house fall to decay,
Which husbandry in honour might uphold,
Against the stormy gusts of winter's day
And barren rage of death's eternal cold?
   O! none but unthrifts. Dear my love, you know,
   You had a father: let your son say so.

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It's the Tatterdrake's turn... sonnets for ALL the drakes! https://dragcave.net/lineage/oADs3

 

Sonnet LXIV

When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
The rich proud cost of outworn buried age;
When sometime lofty towers I see down-razed,
And brass eternal slave to mortal rage;
When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the watery main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay;
Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate
That Time will come and take my love away.
   This thought is as a death which cannot choose
   But weep to have that which it fears to lose.

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