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May the fires of Midsummer burn bright in your soul.

This month Dillon Carlyon completes the tale of Sir Gwayne and the Green Knight, which he began at Midwinter. The story begins at Midwinter when the Green Knight challenges Sir Gawayne to a duel. The rules are very odd. Sir Gawayne may take the first stroke. The Green Knight directs him to strike off his head, and at Midsummer they will meet so the Green Knight may take his stroke. Sir Gawayne, although a trepiditious, takes the first stroke. The Green Knight takes up his severed head and tells Sir Gawayne he looks forward to meeting him at Midsummer as he takes his leave of Camelot.

 This reading at Midsummer tells the second half of the tale.

He begins the podcast with music from The Irish Experience, with their medley Calliope House / Sligo Creek / Cooley's Reel, from their album Green Energy, [2008] http://facebook.dj/greenenergy

The first half of the reading is from: Gawayne and the Green Knight: A Fairy Tale written by Charlotte Miner Lewis, 1903 Canto II (from Lady Elfinhart's birth through her meeting with Sir Launcelot) http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/arthur/art097.htm

At the Intermezzo is Crossroads, performed by Jenna Greene, from her album Crossroads, [2007] http://www.greeneladymusic.com

The second part of the reading continues Gawayne and the Green Knight: A Fairy Tale by Charlotte Miner Lewis, 1903 Canto II (from Lady Elfinhart's arrival at Camelot through her meeting Sir Gawayne) http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/arthur/art097.htm

Dance With Me, from Crossroads [2007] by Jenna Greene provides the end note. http://www.greeneladymusic.com

Thank you Dillon for an excellent and entertaining Midsummer podcast.

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