Friday, May 04, 2012

The Cradle of Civilization and The Birth of Beer !

Proof Positive that We live in a Superior and Advanced Civilization!

(And BTW - Welcome home Conrad!)

Her name is Aida Iveliz

The Birth of Beer
I know of beer's birth:
from hop beer was born.
Hop, Merry-making's child,
put in the ground when small,
like a viper, ploughed in,
like a nettle, thrown in,
on the banks of Osma's field,
down by Kaleva's well.
From it a sprout could rise,
Upwards, a green shoot,
on the bank of Osma's field,
down by Kaleva's well;
rose up on a tiny tree
towards the top it climbed.
So hop called out from the tree,
barley from the field-bank,
water from Kaleva's well:
"When shall we get together,
when will we meet each other:
at Christmas, at All Saints,
or not till Easter,
or this very day?
If only this very day"
From there at once they came together
and came to one another.
A wagtail carried water
all the fleeting summer's day,
a red bird chopped wood,
a tomtit brewed beer.
Well the tomtit knew it,
good at brewing beer,
but did not know the name.
A cat spoke up from the hearth
a puss declared from the bench:
"Beer is the right name,
a good drink for the well-bred,
bad for those who've drunk a lot;
it makes the well-bred merry,
but makes the mad fight."
The tomtit, the little bird,
and the sparrow of small means
invited many strangers
to a drinking of the beer;
good was the drink for the well-bred,
bad for those who drank a lot:
it put the mad in a whirl,
the half-wits in a frenzy.
The tomtit, the little bird,
and the sparrow of small means
could not stay at home,
had to flee to the forest.

The invention of Beer actually did save the world from barbarism! Cradle of Civilization

A reposting from almost 5 years ago ..... Life CAN be pretty damned good when you want it to be.
Thanks Darcey.......... for those words of wisdom.


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Blogger DARCEY said...

Holy smokes - who the hell is that?

7/12/2007 9:42 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Say Hi to Aida Ivalez

7/13/2007 11:48 a.m.  
Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Your taste in the classic femenine curve is nothing short of expert.

One of the unspoken reasons for owning a good camera. Always a chance of framing unique beauty.

RE: Campbell*s Hydrogen fetish.

Correct! This is Gordon Campbell priming the hydrogen pump with our tax dollars.

Guess he thinks, if you throw money into Hydrogen power, the unit costs will diminish.

And Gordie will take the credit as an important Hydogen pioneer.

This from the guy who gave away modern NDP expensive ferries at 10 cents on the dollar. Off with our nose to spite his face. = TG

7/16/2007 1:07 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

I can't take credit for taking the picture though!!

7/16/2007 1:38 p.m.  
Blogger Gino said...

what this i hear today that Canada doesnt make sense?

5/05/2012 12:19 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

I dunno............what?

5/05/2012 7:10 p.m.  
Blogger Gino said...

oh, my bad. that was cents. must have heard it wrong.

5/06/2012 11:53 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

We are getting rid of pennies ... good and bad .....

I may have to go into hiding...........

5/11/2012 4:42 p.m.  

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