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The Romance Of The Rosebud (Dream Vision Parody) - Nyssa's Hobbit Hole
This was a dream vision in the style of Chaucer, written for a class studying–well, Chaucer–in college. The title parodies The Romance of the Rose, which Chaucer partially translated. (Also see here for more about dream visions.) Please click on the links not just to understand terms such as “bliaut,” but to understand the in-jokes in this story: One morning in the month of May, as I lay on my bed between waking and sleeping, I fell into a dream. I found myself in a hilly meadow, which surrounded a small lake. The birds sang and chirped, morning doves cooing…