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Re: Battle Poetry
> Alfredo wrote:
> > But what I was suggesting was a more modest beginning: a collection
> > of stirring passages and phrases from the Period that people could
> > become familiar with, so that "talking forsoothly" would be both more
> > natural and rooted more to reality than to movie dialog.
prompting Corun to say:
> Then I take it that you are in favour of my proposal to present a track
> of classes along this line, and that to further that end you are willing,
> with your copious knowledge of such stirring passages and your ready wit,
> to help design and even teach a few of these? <gotcha!>
Alfredo, squirming, replied:
Your Excellency, I am indeed in favor of your proposed track of classes.
However, I must protest that I am ill-equipped to teach or design a class
on the subject at hand. I am a non-fighter who was merely guessing that
the metaphors fighters use betoken a deep transcendent feeling. (In fact,
one fighter has since indicated privily to me that they do not.) My idea
(that the passage I quoted, or any literature from the Period, expressed
that hypothetical feeling better than the words our fighters have already
chosen) was a guess upon a guess, one which I fear was mistaken.
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
-- Ralph Nader
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