… And Beowulf

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6 thoughts on “… And Beowulf

  1. Seeking to please, these movie-makers fierce
    Fill a film with action, with blood and gore
    Which is but right, yet they forget
    (Wilfully, it seems, their sins will find them out)
    The place of the Lord of Heaven.

    For Beowulf, brave warrior, slayer of foes,
    Gives thanks to the Geats' great God,
    Acknowledging his lordship, grateful for victory,
    It is therefore something bravely to be hoped
    That Zemeckis would include this in his film.

  2. Ho! My blog-friend, many scholars say
    Anachronisms are all mentionings
    Of Beowulf's high praise to Geating-God.
    I am yet undecided, though it seems
    that the warrior-king's a pagan prince at heart.

  3. This iambic pentameter's so forced
    That verbage by it backwards must be writ.
    Less skill 'twere if in free verse we opined,
    And thus more lucid but with lesser wit.
    Admitting I'm ungraced for this harsh test,
    Rhymed verse is where my skill is suited best.

  4. Anachronistic, yes, is the Geats' great God:
    Pagan prince of ancient time was Beowulf.
    Yet Christian was his chronicler, Christian his audience,
    Christian literature the words they handed down.

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