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Alan M.Kent - "Rialobran"
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ALAN M.KENT (1967- )


Find on your path from Morvah to Madron
Grave of Rialobran, Cunoval’s son

This is the translation of stone’s scroll
set up for the good of a royal soul

named The Raven, his father- Worthy Fame
set immortality and chiselled fame

of his son, who once ruled Carn Bran’s skyline
but now is watched by mute Greenbarrow mine.

At the start of the road to Rialobran
alone sits inscribed school-house, spick and span.

Plaque placed on in eighteen eighty two,
a late structure according to stone’s debut,

and though England’s past and poetry feature
stone’s name and words are untouched by teacher.

Latin/Cornish, like RAVEN, buried in earth,
killed young, not given life’s pennyworth.

Oh pilgrim of this sixth century tomb
consider the truth of culture’s heirloom:

a more fitting test of literature
heeds well the Raven mourners signature.

But the message isn’t carved or written.
instead, hidden history of Britain.

scratched on the road to Rialobran
true continuum is left without Kinsman,

such is the sweep of civilisation,
the poet comes to realisation

how while stone has stood as time’s icon,
two languages came, written, now are gone.
So like Cunovel, find hope dahed by Death’s logan
taken at the end of the road to Rialobran.

But dear Cunovel, at son’s setting, do not cry.
A thousand years on, we’ve unearthed the reason why.

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chris s
Posted by chris s
1st October 2006ce

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