Per bend azure and argent, an eagle striking Or and a cedar of Lebanon proper “A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar” (Ezekiel 17:3) The Eagle rends and dark hawk falls to ground; Sharp talons rip once-Aten… Continue Reading Lament for the Great Heart: Sir Jamal Damien Marcus
1089. December 30. I have heard a tale, and such a tale it was! I will write a poor song from it but I must finish it later for I have neglected my duties long enough. Here is its beginning but not its end. Wealthy was Thorhall when winter struck fast the fruitful glades of… Continue Reading Journal Entry: Tale of Glam
1098. October 12. My steward Erik has brought back a leechbook* for me from Yorvik that he says he got by way of a priest. I am glad of it for the aelfcynne [elves] that dwell under the wheat field are making a misery to the harvesters and so I told him. Here is one… Continue Reading Journal Entry: Elves in the Wheatfield
My head is spinning! For an A&S50 challenge and a Pentathlon entry, I’m going to do a rendition of an Old English poem (“The Wife’s Lament”) with a Modern English translation. I’ll be taking parts of the poem and reading the Old English for a few lines and then the Modern English translation. It will… Continue Reading Old English — Ack!
UPDATED 1/24/09 Here are my personal 50 items for the A&S50 persona challenge. Done Create and perform period poem #1 — “There is a Fair Fort” Create and perform period song #1 —“The Lion of the Strand” Make set of wrapped braids — 1) red, 2) gold, 3) taupe Make Norman court gown Make Norman… Continue Reading Persona Challenge