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The Dream

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Brain Fluff

I will be posting more regarding the sylvari but given that sylvari week isn’t over yet (curse being a day ahead of the US) I’ll post this for now. Yes, it’s a poem. Consider it an abstract summary in prose if that helps. I was going to create a sylvari character in Guild Wars 2 already (two in fact) but the reveal of their redesign this week and the expansion of their race page has really struck a cord with me. Despite an embarrassingly geeky amount of character pre-planning I find myself rethinking which race will be my main (sorry norn!).

The Dream

An alien face, yet not so it seemed
Peeked shyly forth, eyes verdantly green
With wonder I watched as the forest drew breath
Then stepped into the glade a creature of myth

Like a tendril unfolding, the creature approached
With footfall as soft as a leaf to the earth
Clad of the forest, of field and of grove
I regarded the creature and slowly arose

Aglow with strange light, to my face a hand raised
Cool fingers touched softly and the creature exclaimed
I mirrored the gesture and cried out in kind
We stood as though timeless, her eyes locked with mine

The glade slowly darkened as shadows embraced
Time now remembered, our reverie ceased
She returned to the forest and faded from view
I fell to my knees, observed by the moon

“What manner of being?” I cried at the trees
Soft whispered the wind
“…Syl…var…i…”