The Shessalia

This is an excerpt from a complete narrative poem called the Shessalia written in the style of a translation of the Aeneid or the Odyssey (in iambic pentameter). The poem documents the end of a twelve-year war between the Rusin and Sacerian peoples in a fictional archipelago known as the Fluxlands. At this point in the story, the Rusin hero, Shessal, along with her comrade Illaine and her prisoner Nectarion, sail through a swamp on their way to a shrine at the top of a mountain.

© 2020 by Jeff Katz.