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Post December 21, 2011, 10:23:40 AM

WOODWOSE by R. Fey

From WIKI for those of you who might be interested:

"The wild man (also wildman, or "wildman of the woods", archaically woodwose or wodewose) is a mythical figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe, comparable to the satyr or faun type in classical mythology and to Silvanus, the Roman god of the woodlands.

The defining characteristic of the figure is its "wildness"; from the 12th century they were consistently depicted as being covered with hair. Images of wild men appear in the carved and painted roof bosses where intersecting ogee vaults meet in the Canterbury Cathedral, in positions where one is also likely to encounter the vegetal Green Man. The image of the wild man survived to appear as supporter for heraldic coats-of-arms, especially in Germany, well into the 16th century. Renaissance engravers in Germany and Italy were particularly fond of wild men, wild women, and wild families, with examples from Martin Schongauer (died 1491) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) among others."

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Post December 21, 2011, 10:26:01 AM

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OOPS Mr. FAY , sorry about that.

And Nate may wonder why I have to send in revisions.

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Post December 21, 2011, 11:37:04 AM

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rick tornello wrote:OOPS Mr. FAY , sorry about that.

And Nate may wonder why I have to send in revisions.

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I blame Tina Fey. Now everybody wants to spell my last name with an "e" instead of an "a".
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Post December 21, 2011, 12:08:44 PM

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RHFay wrote:I blame Tina Fey. Now everybody wants to spell my last name with an "e" instead of an "a".

I blame Tina Fey too! If it wasn't for her parodies of Sarah Palin, she might have been president and we might be in a nuclear winter instead of a Christmas one!

So as I said, Blessed be Tina Fey!
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Post December 21, 2011, 12:53:18 PM

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rick tornello wrote:From WIKI for those of you who might be interested:
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Some cryptozoologists suggest that the wild men of medieval art and literature may have been inspired by real hairy hominids that resided within the dark and dangerous forests of ancient and medieval Europe.

I believe some mythologists and folklorists suggest that the wild men of medieval Europe were descendants of the fauns and satyrs of Greco-Roman mythology.
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Post December 21, 2011, 02:12:29 PM

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No, they were early versions of the Jersey Devil
or members of both houses of our current congress.
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Post December 21, 2011, 03:50:14 PM

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rick tornello wrote:or members of both houses of our current congress.
:lol:
Rick, you'd better hope none of those people are still around -- they'd be compelled to kill you for an insult like that!
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Post December 21, 2011, 06:08:12 PM

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rick tornello wrote:No, they were early versions of the Jersey Devil
or members of both houses of our current congress.


Woodwose are supposed to look like this:
http://www.paranormal-encyclopedia.com/w/woodwose/images/woodwose-2.jpg
or this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/The_Fight_in_the_Forest_(Hans_Burgkmair_d._%C3%84.).jpg
or this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/ADurerWoodwoses1499.jpg/280px-ADurerWoodwoses1499.jpg
or this:
http://www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org/assets/images/Tourism/Peasewose2.JPG

The Jersey Devil is supposed to look like this:
http://theshadowlands.net/jd1.gif

I don't really see the resemblance.
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Post December 21, 2011, 06:14:24 PM

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Why can't I get the links to work?

Let me try this:
http://gralienreport.com/cryptozoology/ ... -wild-men/
Note "The Fight in the Forest"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_man
Note the wild men supporters in the Durer painting.
http://www.paranormal-encyclopedia.com/w/woodwose/
Note the Woodwose tapestry.
http://www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org/i ... t&cmid=464
Note the Peasenhall Woodwose.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil
Note the Jersey Devil drawing from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
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Post December 21, 2011, 06:15:35 PM

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Wait, they did work the first time. I'm just coming out on the bottom of the page and have to scroll up to see the images. Weird.
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Post December 21, 2011, 06:26:09 PM

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I know there are also depictions of wild men in the Romance of Alexander now found in the Bodleian Library.
http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=b ... =msbodl264
It will take some digging through to find the wild men image.

Found it! Folio 63 (verso), on the right of the page, toward the top.

Interestingly, the wild men are shown taller than the knights.
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Post December 21, 2011, 06:29:12 PM

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It was depictions of woodwoses like that in the Romance of Alexander, and in Durer's painting, and at St Michael’s Peasenhall, hairy wild men with human faces, that inspired my cinquain.
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Post December 21, 2011, 07:26:56 PM

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I saw the pictures before I wrote. I was commenting more on the universal idea than the pictorial representation.

Well now, how about the never seen ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (and there must be a snow woman too, wink wink, nudge nudge). And if that, then there must be snow babies, diapers, formula , prams, and of course the abominable snow baby play dates. And that's just for starters.
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Post December 21, 2011, 09:10:12 PM

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Curtis you wrote:
Rick, you'd better hope none of those people are still around -- they'd be compelled to kill you for an insult like that!

OUR ELECTED CONGRESS

Of purloined poison, their words are spoken
Our congress, and its maj-es-ty.
They speak of glory, (tis all in vain).
Yet, hoping for a truthfull token,
I cling to their words,
like a fly on turds,
And wonder, what shit for brains!

No second thoughts,
No first ones either.
Oh what they will
To US.
Admitted dunces on subjects fronted
and still,
pronunces, …laws, …that/are/ inane.
They straight face claim it’s not a game,
and done so in our name.

It’s plain to view
they’re not like me,
and certainly…not/like/you.
For if we were to,
And carry on too, and in their way too,
we’d be in jail
without bail
Or run out on a rail.

More likely though
we’d be locked up
with suits of white,
strapped real tight
and arms behind our backs.
For only madmen,(and women too),
Would have US believe
what they’ve been tellin you.
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Post December 22, 2011, 06:08:02 PM

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rick tornello wrote:Curtis you wrote:
Rick, you'd better hope none of those people are still around -- they'd be compelled to kill you for an insult like that!

OUR ELECTED CONGRESS

Of purloined poison, their words are spoken
Our congress, and its maj-es-ty.
They speak of glory, (tis all in vain).
Yet, hoping for a truthfull token,
I cling to their words,
like a fly on turds,
And wonder, what shit for brains!

No second thoughts,
No first ones either.
Oh what they will
To US.
Admitted dunces on subjects fronted
and still,
pronunces, …laws, …that/are/ inane.
They straight face claim it’s not a game,
and done so in our name.

It’s plain to view
they’re not like me,
and certainly…not/like/you.
For if we were to,
And carry on too, and in their way too,
we’d be in jail
without bail
Or run out on a rail.

More likely though
we’d be locked up
with suits of white,
strapped real tight
and arms behind our backs.
For only madmen,(and women too),
Would have US believe
what they’ve been tellin you.

I'm sure I've seen that before somewhere. Oh yes, my submissions pile! :D ;) :p
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Post December 29, 2011, 03:54:59 PM

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Hooray! We're posting poetry!
The Wolf and the Moon

The Elder leaned towards me and told me: I will teach a story to your heart, not to your mind, but to your heart.

Once there was a wolf who fell in love with the moon.

He would watch her rise each night, high into the air.

He loved her but could not reach her.

After a while, he believed he would never touch her, not knowing that every night her moonbeams caressed his body and gave light to his path.

He found her once, lying naked in a lake and drank deeply from her radiance, but still he was not satisfied.

So the wolf climbed to the top of the highest mountain in his world, sitting still until she was directly overhead and then he leaped into the night sky and kissed her.

And the moon loved the wolf and the wolf loved the moon.

“You see,” said the elder, “when the wolf kissed the moon, he stole a piece of her soul, and the only way to get that part back is to reunite with the wolf.

At times, the wolf gets angry because he is earthbound, and all he can do is yap at the moon when he loses his way, and howl at the moon when he gets lonely.

At times, the moon gets frustrated because she is bound to the sky, she has no hands or feet to push or prod the wolf, and all she can do is lend her light to his path.

But only together, reunited, can the wolf and the moon enter into the Elder’s Circle.
Only together shall they be made whole again.”
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Post December 29, 2011, 06:34:27 PM

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So . . . is that where all this stuff comes from?

http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl.t4.3/ ... nav&fpid=2

And, if I moon the next wolf I see, will he love me? (I rather doubt it, but I had to ask.)
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Post December 29, 2011, 06:48:19 PM

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Lester Curtis wrote:So . . . is that where all this stuff comes from?

And, if I moon the next wolf I see, will he love me? (I rather doubt it, but I had to ask.)

This is a streak of evil comedy genius in you...the way God intended!
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Post December 31, 2011, 11:54:50 AM

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this being New Years Eve, I'll see lots of wolves at the bar tonight - and if I mooned them, I guar-ran-tee they would love me, All Night Long! Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
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Post December 31, 2011, 12:36:03 PM

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bottomdweller wrote:this being New Years Eve, I'll see lots of wolves at the bar tonight - and if I mooned them, I guar-ran-tee they would love me, All Night Long! Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

Well, since the moon (the celestial one, that is) is only in first quarter, they won't be werewolves, but I'm sure they'll be frisky anyway.

You reminded me of something a long time ago, from when I was married. Watching the evening news, and Connie Chung was at the desk. I sang out, "Everybody Wang Chung tonight," and my wife gave me a real dirty look and said, "Do you know what that means?" I just laughed out loud and said, "Hell, yeah," or something like it -- I mean, Connie Chung -- back in the 70's or whenever it was? What man wouldn't?! I think the wife's face could only have gotten nastier by breaking the laws of physics. She did have a sense of humor, but it definitely did not extend to including 'boys will be boys.'

Anyway, thanks for bringing a grin to my face.

Everybody have a happy new year, and celebrate safely. I'm going to be firing a mag out of my Saiga .223, and I just had the idea for a perfect target -- a 2011 calendar.
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Post January 16, 2012, 08:25:38 PM

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It's been a while since I've read one of Richard's pieces. Very nice. I seem to recall Neil Gaiman writing a poem on the same topic, called 'going wodwo' (I just looked it up, it's in Fragile Things).
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Post January 17, 2012, 07:54:41 PM

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Stu thanks. Not familiar with Gainan.

here's a non-hai-ku/haiku, one recently inspired by my reality:

AWESCUM
By R. Tornello © 2012


The headline reads:
“Ten reasons we’re no longer the land of the free.”
The satellite radio station touts the importance,
an interview with a singer from the group YAZ.

The water out of my tap stinks.

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Post January 20, 2012, 07:14:20 AM

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Rick, your congressional poem was too nice! Look at this week's events!
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Post January 20, 2012, 12:11:40 PM

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THE TAKING HOUSE
By R. Tornello


The light-fingered gentry
In our house so elegantly
the finger-smiths of our legal system,
purloiner's of the treasury,
the legal poachers.

Larcenous house breaking
leadership
with fingers in the public till;
pointing those very fingers
To all but ill.

With due hope
Their actions viewed as
Christian rights
Sanctimoniously pursued fabrications
A perverse congress of the truth.

( an older poem)

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