View Full Version : Prose about Mead posted on the Scottish American Military Society Webpage

02-23-2006, 05:38 PM
Hello Everyone,

Well, I am not sure anyone is going to care much about this, and I am not even sure the history of mead is the correct section for this post. The prose about mead is about the history of mead, so that is why the post here.

Anyway, I wrote a bit of prose and poems and sent it to the Scottish American Military Society. After being juried by their committee, they saw fit to put up the one about mead under the Prose section on their webpage. They put up some others under the poems section, but that is another story. Anyway the link is http://www.s-a-m-s.org/proseandpoetry.htm

I don't know if anybody will look at it, or even cares about prose and poetry. (Mead and Poetry ... well in norse mythology they seem to be related, but that is another story also.)


02-23-2006, 06:00 PM

First off, welcome to the Forums!

Secondly, congratulations about having your tale published! It reads wonderfully -- it's like an ancient translation in tone, and quite evocative of another time. Good job indeed!

While most of us here focus on the making and drinking of mead, some few have created meadly tales, such as Miriam's St. Winston's Metheglin (http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=103&topic=1529.0), and the recent crack various folks have had at rewriting the classic nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" as a mead-themed rhyme (http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=103&topic=3364.0).

Your feeling was correct, in that this wasn't the best place in the Forum to post about your story, and it may well get moved to another board (most likely Mead Legends and Tales (http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=103&board=25.0)). Don't feel bad about that, though: this place can be confusing at first, and any time something gets moved around by one of the moderators, there's always a post about it so that other people can find it.

Again, welcome, and I hope to see more of your work here soon!