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Re: riddle

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Patrick McManus <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:43:02 +0100

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Thanks Davey

-----Original Message-----
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; ngum scee
burgsittendra nymthe bonan anum.
Staol min is steapheah stonde ic on bedde neoan ruh nathwr. Nee hwilum
ful cyrtenu ceorles dohtor modwlonc meowle t heo on mec gripe rse mec on
reodne reafath min heafod fege mec on fsten. Fele sona mines gemotes seo
e mec nearwa wif wundenlocc. Wt bi t 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.
>
> Hal
>
> 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/
> http://sites.google.com/site/halvardjohnson/Home
> http://entropyandme.blogspot.com
> http://imageswithoutwords.blogspot.com
> http://www.hamiltonstone.org
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> Remains To Be Seen <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>*,
> Remains To Be Seen (Vol. II) 
> <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>,**
> 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< 
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/27039868/Halvard-Johnson-THE-PERFECTION-OF-M
> OZART-S-THIRD-EYE-Other-Sonnets
> >
> ; **Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> Clones<
> http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Entrance-Clones-Halvard-Johnson/dp/09654
> 04390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283182804&sr=8-1
> >
> ; **Tango Bouquet <https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/>;
> **Theory of Harmony<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fal
> l04/theory1.pdf
> >
> ; **Rapsodie espagnole<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/rap
> sodi.pdf
> >
> ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> Subway<
> http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Tokyo-Subway-Other-Poems/dp/0971487316/ref
> =sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283183153&sr=1-3
> >
> ; **The Sonnet Project<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/hso
> nnet.pdf
> >
> ; **G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>;
> **Winter Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> **Eclipse<http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.eclipse.html>
> ; **The Dance of the Red Swan 
> <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.dance.html
> >
> ; **Transparencies & Projections<
> http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.transp.html>
> *
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Andrew Burke <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > 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 Jos*
Website and A Chide's Alphabet
http://www.staplednapkin.org.uk
The Animal Subsides http://www.arrowheadpress.co.uk/books/animal.html
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