So this is the beginning of the Arthurian poem I promised, and have been working on for quite some time now. Currently I have close to 40 stanzas completed, and I still haven't actually gotten to the main story of the poem. So I doubt I will post it all here, but here is at least a portion of what I have done!
This poem is basically influenced from two primary sources--"Gawain and the Green Knight" and Morris' "Defence of Guenevere". It will probably make more sense if you've read "Gawain and the Green Knight", at least, but even if you haven't I would really, really appreciate any feedback you might have. This is my longest poem and the first really telling a story. I would like help.
So some questions:
First impressions of Gawain?
Of his brother?
Meter issues? (I know there are some)
Do you like it thus far?
Anything else, at all? Any comments/critiques would be so helpful!