Friday, April 26, 2013

NaPoWriMo: Charles Larch

April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.

Charles Larch

 Charles Larch is a nom de plume for the author of Euneria and Towers of Dust. He is also known as Living Challenged (LC) on Authonomy

Euneria is a series book collection of flash fantasy stories woven together with a singular theme and shared characters. Written primarily for his son for his enjoyment, each story has been edited and approved by him. In the first of the series, Euneria - The Tales of Gibbers, Pips and Miu ...

... meet Pips, the brave warrior goblin and his beloved guardian mount, Kerthaan.

... tag along with Gibbers, a kobold on a mission to become the first member of his tribe to own a dragon.

... become enchanted with Miu, the tiny dragon who loves shiny baubles and a little girl called Emeline.

Watch as their lives unfold before you and they share the world of Euneria, a world filled with laughter, beauty and danger.


You, a hero? 
Hoary, antediluvian in a badly worn cape 
And saggy tights. 

Jezebels crowd you, 
Fishwives on your lap 
Inciting your derring-do. 

Hither and thither, 
Your brave deeds. 
Gasping and bent. 

Thanks be! the unwary cry 
As they roll their eyes 
And take their places. 

Gather your hens 
With adulation and honey. 
The needy shall cling. 

O, Death 

He traveled life quietly like a small lad 
And never commanded a ship. 
Now but a discarded seashell, 
Old like whale bones, 
He rises as a cold moon, 
A dead sun, 
A miniscule wave against the shore. 

"O, death, you are a blusterous wind. 
A barren shore upon which I lie. 
A rough sea against the jagged reef, 
And I am your last breath." 

Charles Larch. 


  1. Really liked the last one. Loved the imagery and feeling.

  2. This is a side of Charles Larch I don't usually get to see.