24 July 2013

Mystic Progress

Set on 22.vii:

... and for my sensuous eyes,
Bring the old pageants--show the feudal world.

What charm thy music works!--thou makest pass before me,
Ladies and cavaliers long dead--

Set on 23.vii:

...barons are in their castle halls--the troubadours are singing;
Arm'd knights go forth to redress wrongs--some in quest...

Set on 24.vii:

...of the Holy Grail:
I see the tournament--I see the contestants, encased in heavy armor, seated on stately, champing horses;
I hear the shouts--the sound of blows and smiting steel:
I see the Crusaders'....

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