Powerful Words

Favorite lines from favorite works that make you smile.

þæt wæs god cyning!

That was one good king!


Seamus Heaney new Verse Translation

11 Responses to “Powerful Words”

  1. And that’s


    to you.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    But what if I don’t want to Beowulf? What if I want to Beosheepdog?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    How will CNN replace Blitzer?
    Via Ebeowulf.

  4. What if I want to Beosheepdog?
    Okay, as long as you don’t Doasheepdog.

  5. Nightfly says:

    The demon grim was Grendel called
    Marsh-stalker huge, the moors he roamed…

    And that’s all I remember from English class. Could be time to go buy a certain verse translation instead of crappy 80s comps…

  6. Cullen says:

    Anyone besides me, the geek, see the really bad Christopher Lambert Beowulf movie?

  7. (A cross-eyed, lispy French accented Beowulf?! Perish the thought!)

  8. NJ Sue says:

    Grendel’s kenning is “hell-serf.” I just love that. It should be the name of a death metal band from Sweden.

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