Stevenson guard Simone Sawyer, whos averaging 13.7 points per game, says she has been playing with Bardic
since they were in kindergarten.
There is a leek representing Wales, a harp reflecting his Bardic
personality and, perhaps strangest of all in a Christian graveyard, the druidic symbols of oak leaves and mistletoe.
The first chapter, "Bardic
Forefathers," traces how Yeats derived many of his ideas about chanting through his readings of poets such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Swinburne, and Morris.
As Haycock points out, citing these lines, '[Taliesin] is a repository of bardic
skill: "llogell kerd" ("chest of song").
Memory and Witness in the Poetry of Samuel Allen" and Raymond R.
Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire.
Nationalism is an ambitious intervention in the rewriting of the history of the novel.
This was not pure charlatanry, as my friend was quick to point out, but demonstrated that the public requires, even today, that a fabulist should appear a true bardic
descendant of Homer or Aesop, an original, spontaneous conduit of a popular, unlettered art uncontaminated by high culture or scholarship.
The British bardic
annals, rich with stories of important events, were unknown to the Romans, who, when they bothered to record anything about Britain, did so only to advance their own glory: "though the Romans here / So noble Trophies left, as verie worthie were / A people great as they, yet did they ours neglect, / Long rear'd ere they arr',v'd" (327-30).
The "kind" was bardic
, didactic, personal, where the artist's presence is as crucial as his work.
Part One, 'Bardic
Voices', consists of two chapters on the persona of the divinely inspired poet, the first on DuBartas and Spenser, the second on Milton.
No one, as far as I know, has ventured a Titus Andronicus or even a Henry V, but I have personally seen ballets based on Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (these two are the all-time favorites for Bardic
ballet), Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, and even a ballet--Kenneth MacMillan's Aspects of Love--based on the Sonnets.