Grendel as Grinch

Ross sez, "I was reading Thomas Meyer's great new translation of Beowulf when the annual showing of The Grinch came on. The potential for a mash-up overwhelmed me, and this is the result."

Every Scylding in Heorot liked mead a lot,
But Grendel the beast, roaring outside did not.

Grendel hated Scyldings, the whole Danish clan.,
Can I say why? I don’t think I can.

He spied on the Scyldings, he fumed and he wailed.,
He watched as in Heorot they drank mead and drank ale.

Grendel as Grinch

5

  1. If you’re interested in Thomas Meyer’s (fabulous) non-archaic Beowulf translation, please consider going directly to the website of the bold, brave, and innovative independent press that is publishing it (with FREE downloads): Punctum books. It’s a more accurate link than the Amazon page (plus, you know, free downloads). If Boingboing could add in this link, I’m sure many folks would be very grateful: 
    http://punctumbooks.com/titles/thomas-meyer-beowulf/

Comments are closed.