[Elfsea] Bardic night canceled

Darius dmriney at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 10 03:10:44 PDT 2007


 THAT is no country for old men. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees
- Those dying generations - at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.

-Yeats

 An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.

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>I have not heard lutes beckon me, nor the brazen
> bugles call,
> But once in the din of a haunted lea I heard the
> silence fall.
> I have not heard the regal drum, nor seen the
> flag unfurled,
> But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed,
> across the world....
> And I have felt the sudden blow of a nameless
> wind's cold breath,
> And watched the grisly pilgrims go that walk the
> roads of Death,
> And I have seen black valleys gape, abysses in
> the gloom,
> And I have fought the deathless Ape that guards
> the Doors of Doom.
> I have not seen the face of Pan, nor mocked the
> dryad's haste,
> But I have trailed a dark-eyed Man across a windy
> waste.
> I have not died as men may die, nor sin as men
> have sinned,
> But I have reached a misty sky upon a granite
> wind. 
> 
> And we can follow that with the short tale of
> Sigimund and the Dragon's Hoard, and how Gunnar
> dealt life and death. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- Darius <masterdarius at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
>> My Son, said the Norman baron, I am dying and
>> you will be heir
>> to all the brave verse of the Avon, William
>> left and bade us share
>> and when the skald called down from the
>> fjiords, A breif little saga to tell
>> I think he called it Heimskringla, 'for the end
>> we said what the ....
>> 
>> Darius
>> (with appologies to Rudyard)
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