In life but few of them would have helped the whale, I ween
, if peradventure he had needed it; but upon the banquet of his funeral they most piously do pounce.
La, sweet your worship, one may lightly answer that, I ween
See what tidings that horn tells us of to announce, I ween
, some hership* and robbery which has been done
But never yet to Heaven it sent, I ween
, From its hard bosom purer souls than these, Or braver bodies on its surface bore.
Sit down your own people, and the Achaeans will send some other champion to fight Hector; fearless and fond of battle though he be, I ween
his knees will bend gladly under him if he comes out alive from the hurly-burly of this fight.
It is now time, I ween
, to christen our bonny babe, is it not so, merry boys?
But I ween
this war fire is hot, fierce and poisonous; therefore have I on me shield and byrnie.
In this way your corn-ears will bow to the ground with fullness if the Olympian himself gives a good result at the last, and you will sweep the cobwebs from your bins and you will be glad, I ween
, as you take of your garnered substance.
Of right choice food are his meals, I ween
, In his cell so lone and cold.
n Aantal gedigte is wel boeiend weens
die diepgaande gevoelservarings en/of vertwyfelinge wat dit verwoord ("Vondelinge", "Kort verhaal", "Jogebed", "Genote", "Psigiatrie", "Nagelate gebed", en derglike).
Hy het as narkotiseur seker van die moeilikste krisisse denkbaar moes hanteer, soos toe die suurstoftoevoerpype na die Boyle-masjien aan die brand geraak en vlam gevat het weens
'n kortsluiting in die nabygelee elektriese bedrading.
Sy kom met haar lewe daarvan af, maar die moontlikheid bestaan dat sy weens
'n skietwond in haar rug die res van haar lewe in 'n rolstoel sal slyt.