Sheldaren was one of the last poets of the NeoPenthian Age in Heliopolis. Like all followers of the Penthian style, Sheldaren’s poetry is filled with unusual imagery and minimalist style. Although he is considered a Master of Apollo’s School of the Arts, it is important to note that he also attended Dionysus’ Conservatory of the Arts and made it to the adept level as a singer. He was the poet laurite of Heliopolis for over a decade and wrote almost 220 poems. This archive entry includes a few examples of his poetry.
Ode to a Spring Shower
Droplets of rain burning with kaleidoscopic flame
Deluge the soft petals of a Hephaestian fire bloom.
Dancing rays of morning collide with arrows of water
Volleyed down from the bright blue sky
Demeter’s tranquil garden gives way to Athena’s battlefield.
As the sun leaves the sky at the dawn of the evening
And the shadows of night creep through the twilight of day
I lay down my burdens, but my heart it grows weary.
As I think of my love and a world far away.