That which does not die…

HM15 306The Soul Attains – Edward Burne-Jones

Elaine

He fences right well yon Knight of Arthur’s realm.

Lancelot

Yet he seems to my mind a little coy.

Bedivere

Perhaps size is the whole essence of it.

Dindrane

Since when has size been the essence, whole or otherwise, of anything?

Liones

It seems that there comes a point in this play which to cross turns chivalry un-chivalrous.

Gareth

It is a point most unseemly but at which point in the play if ever should the guest oust the host?

Foliate Gawain

Why, I fear our Noble Knight is as far away as ever he was from perceiving the essence of a woman’s heart.

Ragnell

He is blinded by rude desire as are all those who fear its tumultuous loss.

Pellinore

And so the age old drama unfolds in spite of all our Knights resolve…

Yglais

Was the outcome ever seriously in doubt?

Uriens

The endless round… goes round… and round.

Morgan (with relish)

What is born… must die…

Arthur (hooded)

Only that which is not born does not die…

Guinevere (hooded)

…And they call this conception… immaculate.

–  Leaf and Flame: La Belle Dame sans Merci

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