MY NORWAY TRIP DIARY: 5th DAY - SCULPTURES OF FABLE ANIMALS AND OTHER THINGS IN STAVANGER

by Antonio Gil October. 24, 2014 3388 views

Fable or No Fable
a poem by Joyce Johnson


I have some stories from my childhood, so very long ago.
Which is legend, fairy tale or real, is very hard to know.

Did I not see Paul and his blue ox plowing up the prairie?
Were not Romulus and Remus suckled by a wolf so hairy?

I believed everything I saw in print when I was only nine
And then to find they are not true has really messed my mind.

Please don’t tell me that Robin Hood was not a real live hero.
If all his Merry Men are myths, then I am batting zero.

King Arthur and the round table and Sir Gallahad the knight
Were real to me as you are, to deny that isn't right.

The legend of Sleepy Hollow, near frightened me to death.
The headless rider and galloping horse truly made me lose my breath.

Some folks claim they have seen Bigfoot, or the monster from Loch Ness.
Whose talking straight, whose telling lies, is anybody’s guess.

I guess I’ll choose what to believe and I’ll do that because
There are some folks who try to say… “There is no Santa Claus”.

“Vekter” statue. A veckter was a man that patrolled the town at night looking for fire or any people disturbing the peace. He also was the lamplighter.

♫♫ ROBERT MILES - FABLE (DREAM VERSION) ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Zajä…C 5 years, 2 months ago

#1 - great!

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Moira 5 years, 3 months ago

Lovely carvings and nice flowers

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John Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Great shots and words - love the carvings..

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kris 5 years, 3 months ago

i agree with teo, the vekter is magnificent and of course the trivia about it.. great set, antonio! :)

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Sara G 5 years, 3 months ago

I like the Jackrabbit..and you know I love those petunias in the foreground.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 5 years, 3 months ago

I like these carvings,but i find the image of the "Vekter" fascinating,and the info you added. great set!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 3 months ago

I'll go for the flowers!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Love the bunny.....

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 5 years, 3 months ago

Really beautiful .I like the last shot.

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