The Tale of Knight’s Search for Treasure

The sun arose on Sunday morn
the first day of the week
and on this day a knight set out
a treasure for to seek

The sun arose on Monday morn
and this tale finds our knight
in battle with a scaly beast
a long and glorious fight

The sun arose on Tuesday morn
and by an ocean shore
our Good Sir Knight keeps on his search
what things might he explore?

The sun arose on Wednesday morn
no treasures yet were found
but our Sir Knight does not give up
he knows that they’re around

The sun arose on Thursday morn
our knight is searching caves
but finds that they are empty ones
and quite as still as graves

The sun arose on Friday morn
The Knight will not give up
Perhaps today’s the day he’ll find
a jewel crusted cup

The sun arose on Saturday
and cross the sky it crept
but our poor knight was tuckered out
and on he slept and slept


At, for day Eight we are encouraged to write a poem utilizing repetition.

Thorson Thorkelson The Thord – Part 3 – A Bit About the Movie

for part one…click here

Thorson sat enthralled by the movie.  The protagonist, Jennifer, was everything that this thirteen and a half year old boy could imagine that he would want in his future girlfriend/eventual wife.  She had long fiery red hair that blew in the wind (even when she was indoors – apparently the director of this film really liked to use fans), freckles (Thorson loved freckles) she was tall, slender, just the right amount of curvy, and…and this was the best bit…no acne!  And when she spoke…What.  A.  Voice!  It was like silk sliding on satin…like butter melting on toast…like, like, well, it was just wonderful.  Thorson could have listened to that voice all day (his dad told him once that a voice you can listen to all day is a good quality to have in a wife, because more often than not, that’s exactly what a husband would have to do…).

Beside Jennifer, the rest of the actors and actresses seemed to be two-bit hacks.  The basic plot of the movie was about how a volcano had devastated a small town, and how a young teenage girl whom nobody thought could do anything right (Jennifer) rallied the survivors and led them on a journey to find a new place to live.  It was the typical “small town nobody saves the day” movie.  The dialogue was stilted, the camera angles were rather weird – half of the scenes seemed to be shot with the camera tilted at about a 15 degree angle, the musical score sounded like it had been performed by a high school band that hadn’t practiced enough.  In short, it was exactly the kind of cheesy that Thorson loved…but with Jennifer in the mix…he was absolutely smitten.  As much as he was enjoying the fromage factor of this film, he couldn’t wait for the end credits to roll so that he could learn the name of this Aphrodite.

Finally the moment arrived.  The actor credits came in alphabetical order of the characters’ names.  Abel was played by Joseph Alphonse Roberts.  Beth and been played by Sandra Edie, and so on and so on…finally

JENNIFER………………………..played by Bertha Gertrude VonEngle.

REALLY???  the name of the love of his life was Bertha Gertrude?  Could he really love someone named Bertha???  If it weren’t for the image of her face that was etched into his mind like lines on burnt toast, he would have associated a name like Bertha Gertrude as a gold medal winning weight lifter from a film about the Olympics set back in the day when the East German women were still around.

Oh well, perfection was perfection.  All he had to do was learn a bit about where the film was made, and he could begin to track down the lovely…um…Bertha.  Feeling a bit like Frodo Baggins, he knew that his quest was about to begin…

~~to be continued~~ (click here for part 4)

Thorson Thorkelson The Thord – Part 2 – The Disaster

For part one of the story, click here

The day that The Disaster came dawned like any other day: with the bright morning sun streaming through that one spot between the curtains that couldn’t quite be shut all the way, and hitting Thorson directly in his left eye.   Yes, somehow it was always his left eye that was assaulted by the sun’s first foray into his bedroom.  Thorson stretched, first the right side of his body, and then his left.   He pushed aside his covers and swung his feet down onto the cold hardwood floor of his room.  Somehow, he just knew that something different was going to happen today.

After completing his morning ablutions, he got dressed and bounded down the stairs to the kitchen to prepare himself some breakfast.  First he grabbed the largest bowl in the cupboard and filled it with Fruit Loops, and then he poured in a small bottle of Coca-Cola.  As he sat down to consume his breakfast, he pondered (as he usually did at breakfast time) why his acne seemed to be so much worse than any of his friends ever faced.  He came to the same conclusion as he did every day:  “It’s just dumb luck.”

After breakfast, he quietly put his dishes in the sink (his parents were still sleeping.  They slept in every Saturday morning…which was a bit odd, considering that it was Wednesday…but it was a holiday, so maybe not that odd).  Then he went outside to walk to the local movie theater.  They were showing a brand new film there…it was the opening day for a brand new independent film, and Thorson loved independent films.  The characters were usually unknown actors and actresses, and he liked seeing nobodies have a chance.  It made him feel like he might someday be able to do something impressive…that, and they were almost always low budget, and usually quite cheesy.  He had a rather bizarre love of cheesy shows.

The film that he was about to watch was about a small town nestled in a mountain valley that faces an unexpected volcano.  Thorson had been waiting to see this film for months.  He couldn’t be more excited that the film The Disaster had finally arrived.

He bought his ticket, a big bag of buttery popcorn, and an extra large Coke, then went to grab his seat in the nearly empty theater (not everyone in his town shared his love of independent film).  When the curtain finally rose, he saw the protagonist:  a teenage girl named (in the movie, at least), Jennifer.  She was the most beautiful girl that Thorson had ever seen.  His knew at that moment that his life was changed forever.  He had to meet the girl who played Jennifer…someday she was going to become his wife.  He planned to watch the credits carefully so that he could find this girl…even if the quest to find her would last the rest of his life!

~~To be continued~~  (click here for part 3)