Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Noble Knights


Listen a little while to my tale if you will
and I'll tell it as it's told in the town where it trips from the tongue;
and as it has been inked
in stories bold and strong,
through letters which, once linked,
have lasted loud and long.

A new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; despite his less than enthusiastic welcome at the British Museum, Simon Armitage has crafted the most rollicking version yet.

Verdant, indeed.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sandi said...

How cool!
(yeah...I'm the biggest dork I know)

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Yes indeedy.

Having a poet translate this instead of the usual Medieval Scholar has made all the difference to this timeless tale.

Moo!

3:03 PM  

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