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The Tudors' poem : These bloody days have broken my heart.

This is a scene from the historical drama The Tudors, where the four men
who are falsely accussed of having carnal knowledge of the Queen Anne
Boleyn are excecuted. Thomas Wyatt is also arrested but would be latter released, he reads this poem watching the executions :

These bloody days have broken my heart,
My lust, my youth did them depart.
For your wit alone many men would bemoan,
And since it is so, many still cry aloud.
It is a great loss that you are dead and gone,
A time you had above your poor degree,
Before whereof your friends may well bemoan,
A rotten twig upon so high a tree has slipped your hold
And you are dead and gone.
These bloody days have broken my heart,
My lust, my youth did them depart.
And blind desire of ambitious souls,
Who haste to climb seeks to revert and about the throne
The thunder rolls.

I must say that i'm quite pissed they distort the original poem, which is this one.

Who list his wealth and ease retain,

Himself let him unknown contain.

Press not too fast in at that gate

Where the return stands by disdain:

For sure, circa regna tonat.



The high mountains are blasted oft

When the low valley is mild and soft.

Fortune with Health stands at debate.

The fall is grievous from aloft.

And sure, circa regna tonat.



These bloody days have broken my heart.

My lust, my youth did then depart,

And blind desire of estate.

Who hastes to climb seeks to revert.

Of truth, circa regna tonat.



The Bell Tower showed me such sight

That in my head sticks day and night.

There did I learn of of a grate

For all favor, glory, or might,

That yet circa regna tonat.



By proof, I say, there did I learn:

Wit helpeth not defense to yerne,

Of innocence to plead or prate.

Bear low, therefore, give God the stern,

For sure, circa regna tonat.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Who_list_his_wealth_and_ease_retain

Three fuckin' latin words, meaning the thunder of the throne rolls, it's already too elite for the now-days' public ? Do TV producers think we're that dumb ?


Added: Jul-11-2012 
By: olifaxe
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Tags: poem, poet, history, politics, power, blood, war, sex
Location: London, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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