Monday, June 8, 2015

Wandering through the Intertunnel................

So, a while ago I captured this from one of Kenton Nelson's blogs:



















Looking for a quote to post it with, the Oracle Google was consulted for quotes "about riding a swing", which led (after a brief interlude to check out the correct usage of led versus lead) to BrainyQuote, where this was found:

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
-William Butler Yeats

Liking the quote, but not sure that it fit the material at hand, I wondered about the context.  The Oracle Google not only quickly informed that the quote came from an 1894 play, The Land of The Heart's Desire, by Yeats, but also provided a handy copy of the script.  A wee excerpt here:

MAIRE BRUIN. 

Come, faeries, take me out of this dull house ! 
Let me have all the freedom I have lost ; 
Work when I will and idle when I will ! 
Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, 
For I would ride with you upon the wind, 
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, 
And dance upon the mountains like a flame ! 

FATHER HART. 

You cannot know the meaning of your words. 

MAIRE BRUIN. 

Father, I am right weary of four tongues : 
A tongue that is too crafty and too wise, 
A tongue that is too godly and too grave, 
A tongue that is more bitter than the tide, 
And a kind tongue too full of drowsy love, 
Of drowsy love and my captivity. 

[SHAWN BRUIN comes over to her and 
leads her to the settle. ] 

All in a day's work

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