Scuttage!

 

a Bard's work
for his King, Queen and Country at War.
An Tir-West War, July AS 30 (1995)

  Printed by Nopress Inparticular, Seattle, WA. all contents copyright 1994 by GregRobin Smith, all rights reserved.

Brand: Champion of HL Cymbric of the Isles, Storyspeaker to Tjorkill and Elowyn, Poet Laureate unto Anastasia, ML, Baroness of An Tir. Done in dedication to true inspiration: HL Cymbric of the Isles during the Reign of Tjorkill/Elowyn,

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Contents:

"The Fighter's Cry is Poetry, for it comes from their soul"

A Poem

"A Knight Never Stands Alone"

  "The Fighter's War Cry is Poetry, for it comes from their soul."

The poet settles through the hall at night.
He joins within the scattered talking there.
His lute and harp are strung to ease the fright
Reminding sons and brothers what they dare.

The heroes from the past do live again
With legend for their blood and fame their name.
Cold weapons hot with purpose do begin
To pulse with passion for the daylight game.

Around the hall, the hounds of battle stay.
And, with the night, lay quiet for the now.
Come dawn, all thought of else will shattered be
But now, in dreams, their fear does furrow brow.

The harper plays to give them strength and cause.
The morrow sees him sing with what he draws.

done Shakespearean Sonnet, 14 lines in three stanzas of four lines and a couplet. Rime abab, cdcd, efef, gg. Meter: Iambic Pentameter (u^u^u^u^u^).

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A Poem

....... Gathered Here
Friends whose Mantle
....... Gives us Cheer
You, whose fate now
....... Joins with mine
Celebrate now,
........ Dance and Dine.
Toast together
........ "Friends away"
Heartfelt ever
........ There to stay.
Raise your chalice
........ and your voice
Give good service
........ and rejoice.
With our toasting
........ Let's recall
Friends worth boasting
..... One and all."

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"A Knight Never Stands Alone"
(Thanks to my editor, Cymbric, and to Viscountess Gwendolyn)

What is a Knight without The Land? too a loo a loo a lay
What is a Knight without The Land? fa la la la loe
What is a Knight without The Land?
A treasure chest that's filled with sand.
fa la la la la la loe A Knight Never stands alone.

(copy same pattern , and insert the following new words)

What is a Knight without their Steel? too a loo a loo a lay
A Table set without a meal.

What is a Knight without a Shield? too a loo a loo a lay
But sad, a warrior bound to yield.

What is a Knight without a Spear? too a loo a loo a lay
But short an arm and in despair.

What is a Knight without a horse? too a loo a loo a lay
But weak at least & lost of course.

What is a Knight without their word? too a loo a loo a lay
But Never Trusted, Never Heard.

What is a Knight without a Queen? too a loo a loo a lay
No inspiration to his being.

What is a Knight without more Knights? too a loo a loo a lay
Unable to keep Wrongs from Rights.

What is a Knight without a Chain? too a loo a loo a lay
No fealty to give or claim.

What is a Knight without a King? too a loo a loo a lay
But sad, a fighter with nothing.

What is a Knight without a Squire? too a loo a loo a lay
But like a voice without a choir.

Now, what is a Knight who these command? too a loo a loo a lay
But one who tries to serve The Land.

Fa la la la la la loe A Knight never stands alone
Fa la la la la la loe A Knight never stands alone

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