Moby-Dick™

Leben mit Herman Melville

Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

with 5 comments

… and oon movye, too.

Update for I’m fucking Ibiza:

A COMPLEYNTE ON THE DETH OF SIR WILLIAM THATCHER,
SUMTYME YCLEPED ULRICH VON LIECHTENSTEIN

Yif al the woe and teeres and hevinesse
And eek the sorwe, compleynte and wamentynge
That man hath heard in thes yeeres of distresse
Togedir were y-put, too light a thynge
It sholde be for this yonge knightes mournynge.
Withouten hym this world can no wey plese,
Fulfild it is of shadwe and disese.

In sorwe and teeres and eek in hevinesse
Stand Roland, Wat, and Kate, his compaigyne,
(And eek mynself, the forger of noblesse):
Sir Deeth wyth falshede and wyth sorcerye
Hath slayn thys knight who never feered to dye,
Of honor nat of lyf took Ulrich kepe.
A see of teeres nys nat ynogh to wepe.

Proud Deth, yower trophie is our hevinesse,
Your heraud may ful loude yel and crie,
For thou hast slayn the flour of hardinesse:
Sir Ulrich knewe the herte of chivalrie
And evir daunce he coud to melodye;
A silent yere he spent oones in a toun
In Itaylye to understonde a roun.

This feble world fulfild of hevinesse
Offreth us nat but wo, o welaway!
No thyng it hath may us give restfulnesse
For yisterday was noblere and moore gay
Than thys clipt peni that we hold today.
On Ulrich spende yower XII last silver teeres
Syn now departid aren hys golden yeeres.

He chaungid hys sterres, ros out of lowlinesse,
Bicam the man that fyrst did make me thinke
Our dedes nat our birth bring gentilesse –
And when ich was depe in the dice and drinke
He bought my pants ayein, it is no nay
May hevenes blisse repay that charité!
For blessed on erthe are al who had the chaunce
To walk the gardyn of his turbulaunce.

Lament for Sir William,
on 22nd of February in the Yeere Domini MMVIII.

Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany on set of A Knight's Tale, 2001

Ye weblog: Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog;
ye werkes: The Riverside Chaucer, thyrde editione MCMLXXXVIII;
ye movye to buye: A Knight’s Tale, Columbia Pictures MMI;
ye Chaucer blog t-shirtes and Sir John Mandeville’s shirtes and liverie to buye.


Image: Director Brian Helgeland and Chaucer (die coole Sau) Paul Bettany
on set for A Knight’s Tale, Columbia Pictures 2001.

Written by Wolf

2. April 2008 at 3:13 am

Posted in Reeperbahn

5 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Ich muss endlich auchmal die zweite Hälfte von ‘A Knight’s Tale’ schauen…

    Aoife

    2. April 2008 at 8:57 am

  2. … und zwar mit eingeschaltetem Kommentar von Bettany & Helgeland.

    Wolf

    2. April 2008 at 4:36 pm

  3. Ich habs doch nur auf Video (ja sowas gibts noch)

    Aoife

    2. April 2008 at 6:01 pm

  4. […] Den ganzen Text gibt es bei Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog. Ich entdeckte dieses unter spontanen Freudenschreien beim Wolf. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: