From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of David Bircumshaw
Sent: 04 June 2012 18:43
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: riddle
Ic eom wunderlicu wiht wifum on hyhte
neahbuendum nyt; nęgum scežže
burgsittendra nymthe bonan anum.
Stažol min is steapheah stonde ic on bedde neošan ruh nathwęr. Nežeš hwilum
ful cyrtenu ceorles dohtor modwlonc meowle žęt heo on mec gripe ręseš mec on
reodne reafath min heafod fegeš mec on fęsten. Felež sona mines gemotes seo
že mec nearwaš wif wundenlocc. Węt biš žęt eage.
On 4 June 2012 17:21, Patrick McManus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I cheated looked it up -quite impossible!!!
> Here's another
> I'm the world's wonder, for I make women happy
> - a boon to the neighbourhood, a bane to no one, though I may perhaps
> prick the one who picks me.
> I am set well up, stand in a bed,
> have a roughish root. Rarely (though it happens) a churl's daughter
> more daring than the rest
> - and lovelier! - lays hold of me,
> rushes my red top, wrenches at my head, and lays me in the larder.
> She learns soon enough, the
> curly-haired creature who clamps me so, of my meeting with her: moist
> is her eye!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Halvard Johnson
> Sent: 04 June 2012 17:02
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: riddle
> Loved that book. Maybe even still have it . . . somewhere or other.
> Serving the tri-state area.
> Halvard Johnson
> [log in to unmask]
> On Barcelona <http://onbarcelona.blogspot.com/> (submissions sought;
> email to my address above)
> Truck: http://halvard-johnson.blogspot.mx/
> Remains To Be Seen <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>*,
> Remains To Be Seen (Vol. II)
> Remains To Be Seen (Vol. III) <
> https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>, *Sonnets from the
> Basque & Other Poems <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>
> *, *Mainly Black <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>,
> *Obras P blicas <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>; **The
> Perfection of Mozart's Third Eye and Other Sonnets<
> ; **Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> ; **Tango Bouquet <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>;
> **Theory of Harmony<
> ; **Rapsodie espagnole<
> ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> ; **The Sonnet Project<
> ; **G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>;
> **Winter Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> ; **The Dance of the Red Swan
> ; **Transparencies & Projections<
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Andrew Burke <[log in to unmask]>
> > I found this whilst surfing through BAP's blog. Thought we might
> > like to put our collective heads together - although I'm off to bed now.
> > Night all
> > - I leave you with a riddle ::
> > A Riddle from "The Earliest English Poems"
> > Many were met, men of discretion,
> > wisdom and wit, when in there walked. . .
> > Two ears it had, and one eye solo,
> > two feet and twelve hundred heads,
> > back, belly, a brace of hands
> > a pair of sides and shoulders and arms and one neck. Name, please.
> > --Translated by Michael Alexander:
> > --
> > Andrew
> > http://hispirits.blogspot.com/
> > poetryetc
David Joseph Bircumshaw
"We are shallow, mababaw ang kaligayahan."
-* F. Sionil José*
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