About the Blogger

Nyrie Waddell is an English student at Bishop’s University, Quebec. She was first intrigued by the concept of LARPing while hanging out at TamTams on Mont-Royal in Montreal and witnessing the medieval battles taking place there.

The title of this blog is taken from William Butler Yeats’ The Stolen Child, a poem about the beguiling power of a fantasy land. Live Action Role Playing requires its participants to be imaginative and open to the improvisation of their fellow players, and I thought this poem was a good representation of the infinite places imagination can take you– whether in poetry or in LARP.

You can read an excerpt from Yeats’ text below:

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
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