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~~~ Dansker Eld ( The Old Dane ) ~~~

Updated on October 24, 2014

~ Dansker Eld (The Old Dane)~



" Ho!, flagonned flap-dragon and a glass of Canary,

Wanton romage astir, groats for oelliad Mary;

Swarthy hallowmas nighted o'er lode-star a twire,

Erewhile orgulous chanson, shoughs 'clined by the fire.


Beef-witted thewes challenge sleet-bitten whitely,

To a ham-fisted bout, whe'er deboshed or unsightly;

Giglots doth quail neareth red-latticed inn,

Ouphe are wimpled and elf-skinned in buboes of sin.


Thrasonical falconers gyve staniel which chafe,

Haunting ruddock 'n' ousel-cock soaring in strafe.

Pounet-boxed quacks threne mort's pestilent airs,

O'er a scion's lethe slumbers 'midst unholy cares.


Dudgeon-cursed bisson of bootless report,

Art but blood-boltered bastions beshrewed by retort;

Woe! thy merry old Albion cries merry no more,

Sith pale horsemen eye life nowst dread plague's at her door." ©



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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hello Mary;

      Thanks for dropping by and wish I'd responded to your amazing comment sooner.

      Most definitely a dark knight who gets his comeuppance from the invisibly-mounted knight of his undoing.

      A lovely evening to you.

      With Kind Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      What a great poem. I can feel the knights and their armor as they return from battle. Not so nice a knight perhaps? Well done good Englishman, you do honor to your craft! Loved it.

      Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Jennifer 2 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Thanks, RQ!!!!!!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @WL......WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)))

      http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq235/ace_galla...

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      Jennifer 2 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Hey, R.Q! Yes, I've landed my dream job and I start orientating next week!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A slice of mediaeval life MsDora, regaled from the vantage-point of an old bird-dog whose wagemaster has returned with an unforgettable visitation upon him and his retinue for the misery they visited upon others.

      Always good to have you drop in for a read and thank you.

      With Warm Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks a million Genna East for alighting for a while. It seems that it's under control in this country at the moment and hopefully will remain so. Let's hope that you manage to clear this scourge from your amazing country too.

      Thank you for your generosity.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Flash!

      I think the father of English literature was a little before this period and the genius of Swift a little after but I'll take it lol! Those guys were off the map in terms of creativity but I'm happy that you liked the write and thank you kindly for your wonderful comments and unmistakable presence.

      I sure hope that you managed to land that job you have been after.

      Thank you.

      R.Q.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Romeos, The Old Dane made me flip the switch on 'that side' of the old brain. Thanks for the exercise. Reading it aloud is fun; I tried after I read the first comment.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This rhythm and language makes this metaphor that much more powerful. I agree with Kim; this puts me in mind of the fear of Ebola…not the disease, but the fear of it. Voted way up.

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      Jennifer 2 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      I'd say you're the modern day Chaucer or Johnathan Swift, R.Q! Well done, as always! Voted it up!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for sailing by Jodah; thought I'd try and breathe a little life back into a seldom used language just for kicks really - saw an Elizabethan word last night and that was all the inspiration that was needed. Still amazes me, as I'm sure it does others where the slightest of said inspiration can lead the writer to.

      Have yourselves a marvellous weekend;

      Kind Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I think the knights are doing all they can at the moment Kim as there has only been one case reported of that disease here in the U.K. though, as in your fair country, we've certainly had our fair share of near apocolyptic plagues with the bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic horses trampling folk underfoot. Let's just hope that they continue to professionally screen and quarantine when necessary those doctors, nurses, volunteers and travellers coming in from West Africa, which has been reported as the likely culprit.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Wasn't that Malcolm McDowell who played that crazed delinquent in that strange movie? The voice would fit though perhaps you could perform a credible version yourself Sir Wayne.

      Thanks for dropping by and glad that you enjoyed the write.

      All the best;

      R.Q.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Well done RQ. Written in a way that only you could do successfully. Love that language.^+

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey RQ,

      Good to see. What a powerful poem. I couldn't help think about ebola.

      Shall our knights keep the horseman away.

      Blessings,

      V+Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Damn that pale horseman. Enjoyed this one.

      If this ever goes audible, have Alex DeLarge of, Clockwork Orange read the narrative. Ah, I can just hear it now. ;)

      Thumbs up, sir.