Thu
Dec 23 2010 10:12am

Poets geek out

Sam and FrodoThe results are in!

The folks over at Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks sponsored a geek poetry contest with GeekMom.com and here are the winning poems.

Readers of Geek Mom were asked to submit a poem in any form of their choosing (haiku, rap, free verse, Klingon sonnet) on any geeky topic: Tolkien, Star Wars, Star Trek, gelatinous cubes, World of Warcraft war chants, hobbit drinking songs, odes to Harry Potter, ballads to honor Gary Gygax....

Here’s a sample of the winning haiku:

Samwise and Frodo:
You think they’re about to kiss,
But they never do.

—Natalie Jones

Here’s another:

MM1EDP24

Gelatinous Cube

Gelatinous Cube

Sterical noob

Your shape confounds me.

Perverse.

Subtle and simple and slothful.

Errol Otus feared you as I do.

His art wasn’t as good as the other guys’.

—Len White

(Y’all know what “MM1EDP24”is, right?)

Poems that somehow managed to work in the name “Ethan Gilsdorf” (which, according to legend, is either Elvish or Elvis) were hard to resist. Winners got autographed copies of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.

The rest of the bards’ fabulous winning works can be read here.

You can also read the other non-winning but nonetheless worthy entries here.

Hope you enjoy. Happy holidays!


Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of the award-winning, travel memoir/pop culture investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms (now in paperback). Follow his adventures at http://www.fantasyfreaksbook.com.

2 comments
jec81
1. jec81
(Y’all know what “MM1EDP24”is, right?)

... no?
Jeff LaSala
2. JLaSala
Monster Manual, 1st Edition, p. 24. So easy. :)

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