Sadak in Search
Having lost his wife Kalasrade
to an evil sultan,
the brave Eastern nobleman Sadak
goes in search of
the Waters of Oblivion to save her.
The waters are to be drawn
from the tip of a precipitous
volcano and without them Sadak
can not be reunited with Kalasrade.
TALES OF GENNI
Rev. James Ridley
Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion
Southampton City Art Gallery
Wanderer Looking over the Sea of Fog
To see the clouds his spirit yearned toward so
Over new mountains piled and unploughed waves,
Back of old-storied spires and architraves
To watch Arcturus rise or Fomalhaut
After the wolves and before the elms
the bardic order ended in Ireland.
Only a few remained
a dead art
in a dying land:
My Country in Darkness
The White Knight
It is obvious that man is himself a traveler;
that the purpose of this world
is not "to have and to hold"
but "to give and serve."
There can be no other meaning."
Wilfred T. Grenfell
The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson
The ships are lying in the bay,
The gulls are swinging round their spars;
My soul as eagerly as they
Desires the margin of the stars.
So much do I love wandering,
So much I love the sea and sky,
That it will be a piteous thing
In one small grave to lie.
Parsifal in Quest of the Holy Grail
The Lone Scout
The fleet-foot Marri scout, who comes
To tell how he hath heard afar
The measured roll of English drums
Beat at the gates of Kandahar.
There are men and women
who are in life
as the wild river
and the night-owl,
as the blasted tree
and the wind over ancient graves.
An Old-World Wanderer
The Knight Errant
errant meaning wandering or roving.
For knighthood is not in the feats of warre,
As for to fight in quarrel right or wrong,
But in a cause which truth can not defarre*: [defeat]
He ought himself for to make sure and strong
Justice to keep mixt with mercy among:
And no quarrel a knight ought to take
But for a truth, or for a woman's sake.
The Navigatio Sancti Brendani
(Voyage of Saint Brendan)
describes meetings with Saint Patrick
and Judas Iscariot, the latter clinging to a rock
during a temporary release from Hell.
SAINT BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR
The Lost Explorer
The Isle of the Dead
Men honor what lies within
the sphere of their knowledge,
but do not realize how dependent
they are on what lies beyond it.
THE ISLE OF THE DEAD