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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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**

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Weeks 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

2 Weeks 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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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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Weeks 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 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

2 Weeks 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

2 Weeks 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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Neville Pettitt
Neville Pettitt

Gone West folks....., United Kingdom



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