David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

09 September 2017

Break Through (Yellow + Black)

We loved the Tiger Cheer Squad's Theatre of the Actors of Regard meta-banner at the MCG last night. In the presence of 95,000 footy fans, their Tigers run-through banner acknowledged the Yellow + Black barrackers of the ages.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

Rohan Garrard Great banner!!

Karen Duncan Wow, fantastic banner!!!

Yev Kassem Simply awesome banner!!
Game was pretty good too.

Kimi Burke Fantastic game boys! That tiger roar was phenomenal, lost voice, tears of absolute joy!

Linda Nelson Really cool banner Robyn Katie

Lynne Ramadge Well done Richmond fans ,you made the game more exciting to watch banner was brilliant roar in 2017

Jill Robertson Love the banner

Brendan Smith The best banner all season well done. If that wouldn't get your team going nothing would great team

Leanne Cadman Rhonda Cadman, cool banner!

Carol Grinsted How good is this banner !!

Paul Haviaridis Best banner. Best song. Best jumper. Two games away from being the best team. But win, lose or draw they always the best team for me

Margaret Polan That banner bought me to tears... fantastic job cheer squad...very emotional
after Saburo Murakami, Tsuka (Paper Tiger Break Through), October 1956-September 2017

Maree Talbot-Smith What a BRILLIANT run through....WELL DONE CHEER SQUAD!

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