Thursday, May 6, 2010

Magpie Entry 13


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
When the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood…

And lend the eye a terrible aspect!”

King Henry V, Act II

26 comments:

Catalyst said...

Ohh, I thought I was going to be in competition with you this week, Berowne, but you went "serious". Good Maggie!

Bossy Betty said...

Go, Will! Go!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I like the way you combined two illustrations.

sheri... said...

thou dost impress me with your prose, dear friend ;) this magpie was brilliant...feisty and ready for a fight!!

Sam Liu said...

Brilliant excerpt from a brilliant bit of Shakespeare, an enjoyable read :)

Chhaya said...

nice quote :)

Helen said...

The quote combined with the 'eye' make for a Magpie that you immediately feel. I liked it....

willow said...

Now I'm all primed for Henry V!! Gotta pop in Kenneth Branagh tonight! Good one, Mr. B.

Berowne said...

Catalyst: "I thought I was going to be in competition with you this week, Berowne."

I think you beat me this week, Catalyst. :-)

Berowne said...

willow: "Gotta pop in Kenneth Branagh tonight!"

Good guy to spend the evening with, willow.

Berowne said...

My sincere thanx to Bossy Betty, Rinkly Rimes, sheri, Sam Liu, Chhaya and Helen for their friendly comments.

Anonymous said...

Dear Berowne: Gheesh; how can one compete with the "Mighty Bard"? Aye, there's the rub! You did it again, Berowne! Classic! Anonymous aka Jane Jones

Derrick said...

A terrible aspect, indeed, that eyeball staring out. Enough to frighten the horses!

Shirley Landis VanScoyk said...

So Sir Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, Edward De Vere and now Berowne are all writing Shakespeare!

Berowne said...

Shirley L.V.S: "So Sir Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, Edward De Vere and now Berowne are all writing Shakespeare!"

But none of 'em actually did. :-)

Berowne said...

Derrick: "A terrible aspect, indeed, that eyeball staring out. Enough to frighten the horses!"

And not just the horses. :-)

tori said...

close the wall up with our English dead...now I'm imagining all these dead eyes staring through the cracks in the walls. yikes!

Lyn said...

Always a good idea to get in touch with Shakespeare..you really knew where to go! Thank you...

Brian Miller said...

oh very nicely done...

Berowne said...

Lyn, Brian, tori -- thanks for the comments.

The Crusty Crone said...

hahaha Love it!!

Jingle said...

compact piece,
fun to read!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Terrible aspect, for sure. It certainly frightened me.

Suz said...

all those eyes....
I loved it
after reading yours...here's some advice
..don't read mine!!!!!!!!!!

Berowne said...

Suz: "after reading yours...here's some advice
..don't read mine!!!!!!!!!!"

I did, and it was excellent.

Bryan J. Bailey said...

"Hey Henry, c'mon over here and help me get this sword out, it's stuck"

-bryan

 
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