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In a theme of return, after being away from posting for so long, here is something rather creepy…

Is it land, are they drowned?

Is it drunkeness?

A vision?

Are they back?

What’s that sound…

 


 

Ten Green Fathom’d Crowns
(something which embraces)


Ten green miles to town.
Ten green miles, to finding truth.
Truth, in a tumbling down.
Ten green miles to town…


 

Ten green miles to town.
Ten green miles, in a winding spool.
Ten green fishermen down.
Ten green drunkards crowned.
Ten green fathoms found.


Ten green miles to town…


 

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NOTE:

Something interesting about the word ‘fathom’ and a link to zombies, doomed encounters and ghosts…

ORIGIN: (fathom)
Old English fæthm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vadem, vaam and German Faden ‘six feet’. The original sense was ‘something which embraces’, (plural) ‘the outstretched arms’; hence, a unit of measurement based on the span of the outstretched arms, later standardized to six feet.


 

ORIGIN: (tumble)
Middle English (as a verb, also in the sense ‘dance with contortions’): from Middle Low German tummelen; compare with Old English tumbian ‘to dance’. The sense was probably influenced by Old French tomber ‘to fall’. The noun, first in the sense ‘tangled mass’, dates from the mid 17th cent.


 

I could go on, but you get the picture. Etymology! Where do you stop!

I do like the confusion between land and sea, real or dream as in ‘tumble’ on land and ‘fall’ into the sea, but again i could go on. I hope you liked the poem.

And now for something completely different…

The same work, but this time re-imagined with a heavy, super-fast, country and western, fiddle-playing, breakneck speed…


 

Ten Green Miles To Town…


Ten green miles to town.
Ten green miles to town.

Ten green miles…
Ten green miles…

Ten green miles to town.


 

Ten green fishermen down.
Ten green fishermen down.

Ten green fishermen…
Ten green fishermen…

Ten green fishermen down.


 

(and so on…)



Lax Rhetorica 2016