First off, valued readers, I apologize for my absence last week. I know I warned you about the possibility, but I still feel bad. School and editing for The Cracked Pot and church activities and school and more school swamped me. However, I plan on posting What to Read Next Part 2 this Friday, with the possibility of a new poem on Wednesday. Thank you all for your patience and graciousness. =)
Now for the quote. I’m reading Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, and just wait till you see what it’s like:
O Goodly golden chaine, wherewith yfere
The vertues linked are in louely wize:
And noble minds of yore allyed were,
In braue poursuit of cheualrous emprize,
That none did others safety despize,
Nor aid enuy to him, in need that stands,
But friendly each did others prayse deuize,
How to aduaunce with fauorable hands,
As this good Prince redeemd the Redcrosse knight from bands.
Yeah. I’m actually really enjoying it, but it’s simply taking me a lot longer to read than it normally should. All those archaic words and spellings make it quite fun—but long. It’s almost like translating a foreign language.
Have you ever read The Faerie Queene? How has life been for you?