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Woe betide the bowman’s fate,

A lesson learned, the task to state.

From pole to pole a story told,

A mournful trek through mist and cold

Of one cross born among the dead,

For hope it served, from ice it led

Until his point had made its mark

And spirits pined for vengeance dark.

Now, Purgatory may exist

Above our hell . . . this hall is his.

And casting pall on night of cheer,

One is given the lessoned fear.

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Woe betide the bowman’s fate,

A lesson learned, the task to state.

From pole to pole a story told,

A mournful trek through mist and cold

Of one cross born among the dead,

For hope it served, from ice it led

Until his point had made its mark

And spirits pined for vengeance dark.

Now, Purgatory may exist

Above our hell . . . this hall is his.

And casting pall on night of cheer,

One is given the lessoned fear.

for some reason, the first thing that came to mind was the story of Orpheus and Eurydice...But I'm guessing that is incorrect...just getting the ball rolling

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Woe betide the bowman’s fate,

A lesson learned, the task to state.

From pole to pole a story told,

A mournful trek through mist and cold

Of one cross born among the dead,

For hope it served, from ice it led

Until his point had made its mark

And spirits pined for vengeance dark.

Now, Purgatory may exist

Above our hell . . . this hall is his.

And casting pall on night of cheer,

One is given the lessoned fear.

Charon, boatman across the river Styx?

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No and no.

Interesting answers though.

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archeron

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Odysseus

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Noah?

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Jack of the Lantern?

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No joy so far. Good tries, no pies.

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Woe betide the bowman’s fate,

[etc.]

Amundsen? Shackleton? Scott?

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Ah, there he is!

Pole-to-pole is figurative, sort of.

Non-historical.

Good guess(es) though.

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William Tell--he walked by a pole without saluting the governor, and was forced to shoot an arrow off his son's head. The second bolt that he carried was meant for the governor in revenge.

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Day after day, and day after day,

We stuck nor breath nor motion.

As idle as a painted ship,

Upon a painted ocean.

(?)

Edit: er, oops. Mis-quoted...

Edited by d3k3
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I go like one that hath been stunned,

And is of sense forlorn:

A sadder and a wiser man,

I will rise the morrow morn . . .

AND MAKE MY RIDDLES HARDER!!!!!!!

:thumbsup:

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AND MAKE MY RIDDLES HARDER!!!!!!!

Well, sometimes it just pokes the right recesses of my memory... and the rest of the time, I get to enjoy a great poem!

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I've missed your work Shakee. This one eludes me thus far, but my mind lies elsewhere of late. I'll get back into the mental swing of things in... I think d3k3 said 20 years?

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