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Don Bardo de Saldo at your service

Post by Bardo de Saldo » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:29 pm

Hello, fellow rare birds.

As a minor poet and stuttering bard, I had always heard good things about Homer, so I decided to include him in my repertoire (bard's amour prope). I soon found out that it would be helpful to learn some greek, which brings me here.

I'll try to give as much as I take, and ask for your patience.
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Post by Yhevhe » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:31 pm

Good luck on your greek and poetry!
Hope you get to learn much more than I :(

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Post by mariek » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:16 pm


Welcome to Textkit!!! You've come to the right place to learn Greek... :)

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:28 pm

well, let's hear something!
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Post by Bardo de Saldo » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:32 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, fellow humans.

Are you sure, Jeff? Have you heard of Asuranceturix?

Any preferences?

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:14 pm

Hi Bardo de Saldo,

I like saying that, "Bardo de Saldo".

Yes I'm sure I want to hear something. You have to with an introduction like that. No I haven't heard of Asuranceturix.

Preference.. mmm... let me think. I'm listening to the song by The Killers called Mr. Brightside. Basically the song goes where he can't get passed the first kiss, so the girl he likes calls a cab to get rid of him and she then scores with another. We've come along way from Blue Moon.

That got me thinking, let's hear something on the topic of unrequited love or regret. I'll let you decide. That should be in the toolbox of every poet don't you think :wink:
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Post by ingrid70 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:59 pm

jeff wrote: No I haven't heard of Asuranceturix.
I think he's called Cacofonix in English. A bit more confidence in yourself, Bardo de Saldo :).

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Post by Eureka » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:24 am

Bardo de Saldo wrote:Any preferences?
I have a preference. :D

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Post by Bardo de Saldo » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:40 am

You overestimate my abilities, Jeff. My repertoire is limited to a couple two three dozen sonnets (I'm ADHD) from classical authors, Machado's A un olmo seco and Hernández's Elegía. I always start the evening on a positive note, like Jiménez´s Octubre:

Estaba echado yo en la tierra, enfrente
del infinito campo de Castilla,
que el otoño envolvía en amarilla
dulzura de su claro sol poniente.

Lento, el arado, paralelamente
abría el haza oscura, y la sencilla
mano abierta dejaba la semilla
en su entraña partida honradamente.

Pensé arrancarme el corazón, y echarlo,
pleno de su sentir alto y profundo,
al ancho surco del terruño tierno;

a ver si con romperlo y con sembrarlo,
la primavera le mostraba al mundo
el árbol puro del amor eterno.

(I like this one for children.)

Thanks for the animus, Ingrid! I'll try! Did you know that in the times of Pericles, at the Olympics, they created a parallel competition for bards like me who also wanted to show off their abilities in public? They called it the Special Olympics.

You'll be the first one to hear my rendition (as in surrender) of the Iliad, Eureka.

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