Larsa’s Reindeer Poems

As part of his studies for his college degree, Larsa had to learn about various writing forms. I like to imagine him playing around with Japanese poetry. Of course, he keeps thinking about reindeer and the snowy woods.


My reindeer’s antlers

Soft, velvety, strong and wide

Bells jingle from them


Winter brings long nights

Stoke the fire, make my stew

Snow frosts all the trees,

Keep your boots and mittens dry,

Stay warm in Sápmi tonight.

Larsa’s parody of “Roses are Red”:

Reindeer are fast

The snow here is deep.

Come with me to Sápmi,

won’t you take the leap?

Sápmi, of course, is the region in northern Scandinavia where the Sámi people live, and Larsa is a member of that culture. He has no shame in writing poems about the things he loves: his family, his land, his culture (including their reliance on reindeer), and Killian.

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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