Article last updated on Nov 3, 2017 @ 2:53 pm.
Sweetest. Guitar. Playing. Ever.
The Punisher and His Harp.,  The Punisher on Netflix

“Avenging and Bright”

Sweetest. Guitar. Playing. Ever.
Sweetest. Guitar. Playing. Ever.
Do you know that what was heard in the sweetest guitar promo scene came from a Thomas Moore 1811 poem called “Avenging and Bright”? Here’s the poem.
 
“Avenging and bright fall the swift sword of Erin
On him who the brave sons of Usna betray’d! —
For every fond eye he hath waken’d a tear in
A drop from his heart-wounds shall weep o’er her blade.
 
By the red cloud that hung over Conor’s dark dwelling,
When Ulad’s three champions lay sleeping in gore —
By the billows of war, which so often, high swelling,,
Have wafted these heroes to victory’s shore —
 
We swear to avenge them! — no joy shall be tasted,
The harp shall be silent, the maiden unwed,
Our halls shall be mute, and our fields shall lie wasted,
Till vengeance is wreak’d on the murderer’s head.
 
Yes, monarch! though sweet are our home recollections,
Though sweet are the tears that from tenderness fall;
Though sweet are our friendships, our hopes, our affections,
Revenge on a tyrant is sweetest of all!”

 

This is one of the heartfelt poems Punisher utters when he plays his harp and guitar, I bet.

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She is the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX Concert Grand Harp named "Grover" and is also the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone. Sherry is the one who came up with the idea of portraying The Punisher from Marvel Comics as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago.

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