Rothgar!

rarrhh!

Is that how you spell rarrhh?? hmmm
I have been doing a lot of drawing for Songs of Albion so when I decided to do a quick random doodle for the blog, it turned out to be an Albion character – Rothgar the seabear and oracle! We are trying to keep a reasonable buffer so what I am currently drawing won’t be seen on Albion for a couple months – we’ll see how long we can keep this up! All that to say, you may have to wait a bit for more scenes with Rothgar…

UPDATE:I love this new poem from Tom! Check out the original TS Eliot – The Hollow Men – out if you’re not familiar. I especially like Rothgar’s take on the final line! (and it answers the question of the spelling – there’s just one h in rarrh lol)

I am the hollow bear
Whispering of secrets
Waves without waving
Force without motion

My voice alone speaks
Deep the world’s singing
In the name of the wind

This is the living sea
This is the green water
Here the wave’s portraits
Self-painted on sand
Are raised, here they recede
Under the shining sun
I walk alone
Through evening dew and morning mist
Across the sand, across the stone

This is the vision
This healing balm of mystery
What cannot be riven
The knowledge from the knower

Between the act
and the fact
Between the wolf
and the pack
Falls the Shadow
This is the way the world begins
This is the way the world begins
This is the way the world begins
Not with a Bang but a RARRH!

(c) Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

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5 Responses to “Rothgar!”

  1. Oh she looks cold in the breeze, although I’m sure she doesn’t mind. She also looks like she is about to tackle the photographer! Run!!!

    • Rothgar can be fierce… but I felt she was more thoughtful here…. maybe she’s just thinking about the photographer and all his/her possible futures…!

  2. I am the hollow bear
    Whispering of secrets
    Waves without waving
    Force without motion

    My voice alone speaks
    Deep the world’s singing
    In the name of the wind

    This is the living sea
    This is the green water
    Here the wave’s portraits
    Self-painted on sand
    Are raised, here they recede
    Under the shining sun
    I walk alone
    Through evening dew and morning mist
    Across the sand, across the stone

    This is the vision
    This healing balm of mystery
    What cannot be riven
    The knowledge from the knower

    Between the act
    and the fact
    Between the wolf
    and the pack
    Falls the Shadow
    This is the way the world begins
    This is the way the world begins
    This is the way the world begins
    Not with a Bang but a RARRH!

    🙂

    Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

    Riffing off Eliot’s “The Hollow Men”. Rothgar is clearly a big Eliot fan!

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