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.

24 March 2018

AFL Men | AFL Women | AFL Zen

AFL Men : Congratulations to the Bombers on their first round win against the Crows last night.
see : the bombers fly up, up...

Essendon Football Club 
AFL Women : Congratulations also to the AFLW Western Bulldogs for their 2018 Grand Final victory against the Brisbane Lions this afternoon.

  Ellie Blackburn and Katie Brennan raise the premiership cup.

AFL Zen : Call of the Round, so far, goes to the exuberant broadcaster who turned out this beaut at today's AFLZ season opener.
goes the banana
- goal!

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...