Saturday, February 12, 2005

Day Twenty-nine: "Jolly Robin."

Day Twenty-nine.



Lythe and listin, gentilmen,
That be of frebore blode;
I shall you tel of a gode yeman,
His name was Robyn Hode.

(A Gest of Robyn Hode: unknown date, possibly 1450.)

Robin Hood is not a man, though many men have called his name. He is the spirit of the wildwood in its budding time. Jolly Robin in the Green, the force that makes the green shoots grow, that hisses in the foliage like love's electricity, that sizzles and crackles with the laughter of life, with the joy of the blossoming of the Earth's goodly store.


8 comments:

Miss_Bekah said...

It's very odd to be checking this every day and have nothing new posted...and then all of a sudden there's four new days! I love the new perspective you have on things. At least, it's new for me. Very interesting take on cigarettes and what you get from them...

Always a pleasure reading what you have to say.

CJ Stone said...

Miss Bekah

will be posting once a week on a sunday from now on. Can't make it every day. Do you like Eldad's pictures? CJ.

nine said...

Rob'n is my middle name.

nine said...

Thanks for the link to Blake through the doors. (William is my first name.)

Chandira said...

Awesome Chris, thanks. I miss Robin... That made me homesick.. sigh..
I bet this spring will be greener than green, and full of flowers. I miss that. I need more Pagan Spirit, there's not much of it here, that's for sure..
I might be home again this summer. I'll let you know.

Miss_Bekah said...

The pictures are fun. Definitely different than anything I've seen before.
And if the pagan spirit brings flowers, it needs to come to Idaho. It's completely barren here right now. I miss beauty on the earth, although it is still very much present in the sky.

The Misanthrope said...

You can thank Chandira for sending me here. I thank you for a great post. Daughter is in Reading right now and loving it.

Miss_Bekah said...

It's been three weeks. Why so long?