The sixteen shades of Phong

The sun with light
Intense and true
Shining on
Our Earth, Phong-blue.

Phong saw a world of light and colour. The rainbow was

  1. Phong-blue, like oceans and Mures Grande fair. Specular, spectacular!
  2. Phong-green, like grass and woodlands. (who is that wild Krim on the trail?)
  3. Phong-red, of Blood and apples, and the coat of Krim (peace be onto Him).
  4. Phong-yellow, of sun and concentrate of pérè (Majahi-na-Majahi)
  5. Phong-pink, as sweets for children and of feminine homo-gay (Fuj!)
  6. Phong-purple, of the halls Kings and of Emperors!
  7. Phong-brown, of soil so fertile and of almonds roasted! (help yourself)
  8. Phong-orange, of flowers and flame! 
  9. Phong-sky-blue, like the sky!
  10. Phong-white, of snow. Cold and harsh. 
  11. Phong-diffuse, Suddenly the colours faded! Spread thin over too many objects.
  12. Phong-fog, and then they became it was unclear! 
  13. Phong-gray, of ash and destruction, of uncertainty,  would it be light or dark? 
  14. Phong-shadow, it came over him.
  15. Phong-black, light was gone. Every colour dead. Phong was afraid!
  16. Phong-darkness. And he fell to un-logik, poor, foolish Phong!

Ultimately the rainbow had betrayed him.

Every soul,
I think, in time
Is captured in
Sistem sublime.

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Jacob Krim and the fantasies of George R. R. Martin

Fire and sword, never come into contact;
It seems that everything must grow fierce!

from Crimean poem

Many a child and childish adult have in the latest years discovered the fantasies of George R. R. Martin, but how did he himself discover them? The answer is complex, yet simple, just as Martin’s many books.

fantasies
a man of many fantasies

Some of his inspirations are obvious, and are even confirmed by Martin himself. Historical events, locations and personalities, such as the War of Roses, bloody feasts at Edinburgh castle, the terror of Peer Nerich, and the Virgin Queen have clear parallels in his books. Moreover, Martin has mentioned that something as trivial as his own turtle pets had influence on his fantasies. But are there any connections to the tales of Old Roșu?

Oh, I heard the greatest shame!
Did you hear that Raven can kill a person?

from Folanés Folly, to be read in full here

Who of us who have read Folanés Folly have not been inspired and touched? It tells of the folly of man, and the folly of Krim. In Martin’s books he draw strong parallels to the inspiring poetry from Matrice Granite. Especially in the storyline of one Jon of Snow, where crows, murder and betrayal are central.

Old Roșu inspired many
Old Roșu