Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In Honor of Robin Hood

Joining those posting with excitement about this weekend's new movie release. Vintage Howard Pyle illustrations and verse from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

"Gentle river, gentle river,
Bright they crystal waters flow,

Sliding where the aspens shiver,

Gliding where the lilies blow,

Singing over pebbled shallows,

Kissing blossoms bending low,

Breaking 'neath the dipping swallows
Purpling where the breezes blow."


  1. I am SO excited for the movie, especially after watching that show on History Channel last night. Very cool!

  2. Love all the connections to the legend, the intertwining and continued mystery. Much like King Arthur, the idea and ideal is part of the allure for me.

    I'd rented a DVD from Netflix and also read online of one theory that William Wallace could have been Robin Hood. Not sure about that one!!!

  3. Robin Hood was my childhood hero. It was the best Sunday ever when Errol Flynn was on tv, wearing tights and a feather cap :D

  4. Mermaiden - there have been so many good Robin Hoods through the decades and look forward to the new movie's version so much.

  5. The very beginnings of my obsession with all things medieval began with my father reading Robin Hood and Ivanhoe at bedtime. The perfect stories for childhood dreams.

  6. Gypsy Moon Art - that is a wonderful memory:) I love Ivanhoe too - have you see the BBC miniseries of Ivanhoe (I believe circa 1990s or so)?