Saturday, June 9, 2012

Historical Associations



HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dear Uncle Jim, this garden ground
That now you smoke your pipe around.
Has seen immortal actions done
And valiant battles lost and won.

Here we had best on tip-toe tread,
While I for safety march ahead,
For this is that enchanted ground
Where all who loiter slumber sound.

Here is the sea, here is the sand,
Here is simple Shepherd's Land,
Here are the fairy hollyhocks,
And there are Ali Baba's rocks.

But yonder, see! apart and high,
Frozen Siberia lies; where I,
With Robert Bruce and William Tell,
Was bound by an enchanter's spell.

Then all the horns were blown in town;
And to the ramparts clanging down,
All the giants leaped to horse
And charged behind us through the gorse.

On we rode, the others and I,
Over the mountains blue, and by
The Silver River, the sounding sea,
And the robber woods of Tartary.

A thousand miles we galloped fast,
And down the witches' lane we passed,
And rode amain, with brandished sword,
Up to the middle, through the ford.

Last we drew rein--a weary three--
Upon the lawn, in time for tea,
And from our steeds alighted down
Before the gates of Babylon.

PLU HISTORI RELATIO
ex Robert Louis Stevenson

Parenta-sibi Jim, u tera;
Tu nu fum u pipa peri,
Pa vide plu no-morta akti,
Fobo milita e plu vikto.

Ci na pa kine ko silento
E, pro sekuri, mi ad ante,
Kausa es magika tera
Ko rapi somni- Pe ne tardi!

Ci es u mari, ci litora,
Ci es u simpli ovis tera,
Ci plu flori; plu feri habe,
E klepto-lo de Ali Baba.

O, anti-co sti vide! Alti
Es ko glaci la Siberi
Ko Robert Bruce e William Tell, mi
Kade per magika jura.

La, tem kumbe in plu cena,
Tel ab lumi in karcera,
Na, po leva se, per forti
Don a plu-la cen u frakti.

Panto civi sti monito,
E sti sta un alexi mura.
Plu mega andro salt ad equs,
E dromo trans plu spina fito.

Na du dromo per plu equs
Trans plu-la Ciano Monti,
Argenti Fluv e soni mari
E plu klepto-lo Tartari,

Prox a kilo kilometra,
Longi u magika via,
E ko ge-tira gladi dromo
A meso trans u klina-lo.

Na sti kine ko fatiga
Epi horti, ci ko tea.
A kata ab plu equs, na sta
In civita Babilona.

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