Actaeon's Earthe Picture

"And in the groves, untouched by man
the silver-slippered pixies ran
to grace the antlers of a doe
fiercer than any wolf of woe."


- "Actea", Kyrelese drum poem. c. 1673.

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"
Erthe out of erthe is wonderly wroghte
Erthe hase geten one erthe a dignite of noghte
Erthe upon erthe hase sett alle his thoghte
How that erthe upon erthe may be heghe broghte

Erthe upon erthe wolde be a kinge
Bot how erthe to erthe shall thinkes he no thinge
When erthe bredes erthe and his rentes home bringe
Thane shall erthe of erthe have full harde parting

Memento, homo, quad cinis es
Et in cenerem reverentis

Erthe upon erthe winnes castells and towrres
Thane sayse erthe unto erthe, "This es al ourres"
When erthe upon erthe has bigged up his barres
Thane shall erthe for erthe suffere sharpe scowrres

Memento, homo, quad cinis es
Et in cenerem reverentis

Erthe goes upon erthe as molde upon molde
He that gose upon erthe, gleterande as golde
Like erthe never more go to erthe sholde
And yitt shall erthe unto erthe ga rathere than he wolde

Whye erthe lurves erthe, wondere me thinke
Or why erthe for erthe sholde other swete or swinke
For when erthe upon erthe has broughte within brinke
Thane shall erthe of erthe have a foul stinke

Memento, homo, quad cinis es
Et in cenerem reverentis

Memento, homo, quad cinis es
Et in cenerem reverentis

Translation:
Earth has been miraculously created out of earth
Earth has attained a high position on earth out of nothing
Earth has fixed all his thoughts
On trying to raise earth to heaven on earth

Earth wants to be an earthly king
But earth doesn't have a clue how on earth to go about it
When earth breeds earth and brings his reward home
Earth and earth will have to bid each other a tragic farewell

Remember, o man, that you are ashes
And into ashes you will return

Earth conquers castles and towers on earth
Then says earth to the earth, "All of this belongs to us"
When earth has built up his defences on earth
That is when earth will really get his come-uppance from earth

Remember, o man, that you are ashes
And into ashes you will return

Earth is piled up on earth like dirt on dirt
He who swans around the earth, glittering like gold
As though earth won't really have to return to earth
Will soon find earth indeed becoming earth again, no matter how much he tries to fight it

I really wonder why earth loves earth
Or why earth should toil and work for earth's sake
Because when earth is brought to the earth of his grave
Earth back in the earth will stink to high heaven

Remember, o man, that you are ashes
And into ashes you will return

Remember, o man, that you are ashes
And into ashes you will return
!"

- "Erthe Upon Erthe" by the Medieval Baebs.

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Phew. Fourth and final entry to *blacksockstock's "Musical Elements Contest. Earth is always the hardest manipulation for me. Originally I started doing a snowy mountain, but it looked terrible, so I tried something else. @ A @;; -flops over-
I hope she likes it, and you do as well. Enjoy!



-A.C.



p.s.: bonus points for those of you who get the mythological references.
Maidens of the moon
Artemis - rough
Actaeon's Earthe
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