[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.


 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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Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Bardic night canceled

>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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