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Lost in Translation (Stargate Atlantis)

TITLE: Lost in Translation
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RAITINGS: 180 words/24 lines (poem), PG
WARNINGS/SPOILERS: None
SUMMARY: (I blame my Silly!Muse for this one.) GT1 runs into a bit of a problem when it appeals to an unknown village for help. sga_flashfic folklore challenge


"White is the color of death," she said,
With a tsk in her voice and a tilt to her head.
"What did you think we do, break bread?"
As she locked them away in the dark.

White is for bones and white is for snow.
White is for spirits and Wraith.
White is the bale and the bane of us all,
And black is the color of faith.

Away in the dark they fumed and they railed,
On colors and legends in campfire tales,
Till the moon reemerged from her dark diamond veil,
And showed them the way from the earth.

Black is for luck and black is for night
Black is for shadows and faith.
Black is the blanket that covers us all,
And white is the color of Wraith.

And never again did the strangers come,
Waving their flags of truce,
And never again did the strangers come,
Believing unnatural truths.

White is for bones and white is for snow.
White is for spirits and Wraith.
White is the bale and the bane of us all,
And black is the color of faith.


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Comments

Hmm... just another reminder of 'This Is Not Earth; Please Don't Enjoy Your Trip'. Interesting thought. ^^ Nice rhyming.
I think on of the reasons my Muses love SGA so much is the fact that I can deconstruct and reconstruct the 'constants' of life. Primordial meta! ^_~ *grin*
Wow. This has a real good rhythm to it. I actually think I might learn this by heart.
No shit.
The words are just so beautiful.
I'm very glad you liked it! ^_^ I have a bad habit of humming the White is for snow chorus when I'm rebooting the servers. ^_~ *grin*
Now this, this is awesome! You're changing my mind about fannish poetry with this stuff! I love how rhythmical this piece is, almost like a chant. It reads almost like the kind of thing that native people would teach their children, one of those things you learn as a kid that's half educational and half story. Only dark, because it's a dark universe out there. And I love the reversing of the traditional ideas about white and dark. Wonderful!
I've very glad you liked it! ^_^ I'm always a little amazed at what my Muses throw out as challenge responses, they never seem to take a prompt quite the way it was meant. *laughs*
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