Monday, 27 June 2016

Far Away

The voice of Imric the elf-earl is:

" a wind blowing through trees far away." (The Broken Sword, p. 19)

He is speaking to the witch in her hovel but sounds far away. How evocative! I have commented on this passage before and have also referred to:

"The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!" (see here)

There is also a poem that invokes Oberon and refers to Robin Hood calling "...faint and far away..." (see here)

Poul Anderson's prose fiction fits in with these poems.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I do wonder what a voice sounding like the wind blowing thru trees would be like for us to HEAR.

The Wild Hunt King Valdemar of Denmark was condemned to pursue to the end of time also comes to mind.