Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Regulars: Chanted aloud, it must have won

sympathy and laughter from the audience--perhaps an audience including blacksmiths?

The poem comes from the B.M. Arundel collection. [R.T.] Davies has modernised the spelling to a judicious extent, so that, with some glosses, the poem can be understood without too much brain-bursting. It's best read aloud, remembering that the "e" at the end of a word would have usually been sounded.

The Blacksmiths

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: The Blacksmiths


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