Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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A bit o historie for ye..............N

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Famous Last Words

 

Kyng Vortiger sayeth only once

We shall this day hold them back to a man

Wyth our bowes and shafte

With self bowes of yew he sayed

We shall guard this isle of ours and let

same bowes follow the string

While cuivre’s overflow with fletchings

culled from grey lag

Each shot upon the wing

 

 

 


© 2017 Neville Pettitt



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Neville Pettitt
A change of tack is as good as a rest

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"How Engist and xj Ml men come into þis lande, to whom Vortiger ȝaf a place þat is callede Thongecastell. Capitulo lvj" i didn't know such a thing person land existed sir! ... so cool to read your poem! and i did understand it all .. just did not know who Vortiger was/is ;) i like it! the language rolls off the tongue .. it puts me there .. another time and place ..
E.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Days Ago

Hello my dear friend, please excuse the delay in my responding to your most encouraging review note... read more



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I studied Chaucer and found him to be really difficult to understand. Anyone who defends our island against attack is tops in my book. Kyng Vortiger, I salute you. Neville, you have taught me some history today and I thank you for it.

Chris

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Days Ago

Thank you Chris.

Neville
"How Engist and xj Ml men come into þis lande, to whom Vortiger ȝaf a place þat is callede Thongecastell. Capitulo lvj" i didn't know such a thing person land existed sir! ... so cool to read your poem! and i did understand it all .. just did not know who Vortiger was/is ;) i like it! the language rolls off the tongue .. it puts me there .. another time and place ..
E.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Days Ago

Hello my dear friend, please excuse the delay in my responding to your most encouraging review note... read more
Wow . .. dig that old English!!! Did you compose this poem while under the influence of . . . Chaucer?

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

I think under the influence of Olde Englysh cyder and red wyne....thanks for popping in and sayin hi.. read more
kentuck14

1 Week Ago

I was going to say . . . but I was trying to be polite
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Y didn't U say so....
I do not know my history very well but always appreciate googling things to discover/learn something new.
:)

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Pon my word, you went to all that trouble...you probably know far more than me by now.. thank you An.. read more
Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

:) I don't know if I know more than you. I have trouble with retaining information sometimes. :)
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

We all do, maybe.. I think:)
This is a wonderful work of bard-craft. It feels as though it could be a fragment of a much longer ballad, describing a noble battle from Britain's deep history. I truly appreciate your use, not only of period-appropriate words, but of the archaic spellings, which add greater depth and flavor to the writing. Well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Not everyone's cup of tea, so I am delighted that you checked this one out and found it not too unpa.. read more
Kyng Vortiger...isn't it because of him the Kingdom of Kent was formed? I vaguely remember learning about him in English history. "Superbus tyrannus" he fancied himself to be and yet he needed help in his fight...as we all do. Have to say, it was not easy reading this one....reminded me of the Olde English Chaucer wrote. Still, unique...and that is a good thing. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

My word Lydi** you know your history for sure, pretty much spot on, I am not only grateful to you, I.. read more
Lydia

1 Year Ago

I ran out of courses to take in college so English History was fun for me. Of course, that was a LO.. read more

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