July 13, 2015

Satellite Song: Kurow no Monogatari

Here is a fanfiction poem I wrote after playing Okamiden. It's sort of spoilery, so go ahead and skip this one if you ever want to play that game.

Satellite Song: Kurow no Monogatari 

From the moon comes madness
or destiny, or sadness, depending on who you’re asking.
No use waxing or waning poetic.
You were quite prophetic in a half baked way,
trusting me to choose to stay your satellite.
It’s the reason I was born,
torn from your side,
to be a celestial guide in the night,
and black to white, the scared surface of my face
just a yin-yang reminder
of an ancient race and a morose reflection
of the sun and her story. I’m just a footnote
to your legend's glory. 
I’m just your satellite.


If I could be a wolf-white mirror,
or a crow-black magatama jewel,
then maybe I could sing
but I fear I’m just a flute-like sword
cutting out half-circle harmonies,
monochromatic melodies,
and moonbeam music in the clouds.


Have you ever even praised me
or given me a hand?
Do you know what I lost to
to protect this land?
Voulez-vous to understand?
I can’t speak French,
the way you do.
Oyasumi. Adieu.
There’s nothing left to say…
but I wish you knew
that I’ve been deflecting meteorites,
reflecting solar lights. 
Deathly dark
and moonbeam white,
I’m still just your satellite.


  1. Wow! The use of internal rhyme and imagery is amazing in this rhyme!

  2. Thank you! Obsessing over fictional characters gives me increased poetic ability :)

  3. I think it's awesome, even if I'm not that familiar with your silly video game. I think it stands alone as a moon poem (especially the first two stanzas).

    1. Thank you :) I tried to combine the character's story with the idea of the moon being formed when Theia hit earth, and the idea that the moon used to be a part of earth. The moon does a lot for us, such a giving us regular tides, protecting us from some meteors, and keeping our nice 23 degree tilt (or so it all said on some science program I saw one time!). So really, the earth has a lot to thank the moon for, yet it's just our satellite.

      So I guess this poem is what happens when one over-analyzes scientific theories and personifies planetary bodies... and then becomes overly attached to characters in a video game :)