Ive come across some amazing writers over the course of my life. From my parents, to teachers, friends and even acquaintances. Recently I met Sarah D. a great closet writer who is letting me share something she wrote a couple years backs. Strangely enough I met Sarah when I experienced a leak in my house and needed to call a restoration company to come help stop the water damage and check for mold. While she was at my house we had a great conversation and quickly began talking about writing after she saw my papers scattered throughout the house.
Like I mentioned, it turned out Sarah is a writer as well, and when she is not slaying water, fire and mold, she is writing great literary interpretations, and reading. I asked her if I could share a one of her pieces on my site and she graciously accepted. Below is her piece, and you can get in contact with her by visiting her business page at phoenixwaterdamage.org.
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For those of you following my previous post, here are my final words.
The lyrics to the song are definitely part of what made it such a huge success. While the song starts with the chorus, the second verse is what gives the song its first hint that it is about the Arthurian tale. The verse states, “And I’ll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom. I’m as green as the ring on my little cold finger. I’ve never known the loving of a man, but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand.” In the Malory story with Lancelot and the second Elaine, she floats into Camelot, which would be the kingdom in the song. The next lyric can be interpreted as jealousy, sometimes using green as a synonym, which could have led her to the downfall. In the legend, Elaine was jealous of Guinevere because of Lancelot’s affection for her and so when he left she was so hurt she stopped functioning which led to her death. The next half of the verse where it states she’s never known the loving of a man directly relates to the story as well, because Elaine thought she and Lancelot were meant for each other and would live happily ever after, especially after she had his child. While he was there with her, she was very happy and overjoyed because it seemed like her fantasies had a chance at becoming a reality. When he left, everything crashed down and she realized, as the song said, she had never known the loving of a man. It was all just a big tease in a way. Continue reading “King Arthur In Music Continued…”
It has been said time and time again that history has a way of repeating itself. This is no different in the modern era, where a vast number of historical references can be made in many different forms. Whether it be an actual event, a small reference, comparing the contemporary world to that of older times, or even having it be a theme in some form of media, history is always around us. Music is a very important and meaningful way to get a message or a story out, especially since popular music today is so lyrical and story oriented. In combination with that, the stories of King Arthur continuously make comebacks and can appear in seemingly random ways, just like Merlin does in Malory’s Morte D’Arthur. What better way to send a message and tell a story about such an intricate legend than by putting it in music Continue reading “King Arthur In Music”