I teach Writing for fashion as an evening job. As the homework for one lesson, I asked the students to write a brief contributor’s presentation, of the type that often appears at the start of fashion lifestyle magazines. I asked them to put in a bit of humour. One of the students – Chinese – produced something that I thought was absolutely brilliant. Here it is:
Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
It shall not end until my death.
I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children.
I shall wear no crowns and win no glory.
I shall live and die at my post.
I am the sword in the darkness.
I am the watcher of fashion.
I am the fighter that burns against the ugly,
the light that wakes the sleepers,
the shield that guards the realms of beauty.
I pledge my life and honor to fashion’s Watch,
for this night,
and all the nights to come.
Later I discovered that he had adapted it from Game of Thrones.