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Bardic Arts

When I Am Gone

by
Aimeric de Foix
November, 2008 (A.S. XLIII)

When I am gone think not so much on me
One must let go of things that have since passed
Let not your sorrows take command of thee
All things, e'en grief I hope it would not last
If to me thoughts of yours are wont to turn
Then pivot brief, but do not seek to stay
Let our past love inspire you to learn
From whence anew it may be found today
Kingdoms fall, yet new ones take their place
We honor what has gone and build anew
We take from them their lessons and their grace
And what results is stronger through and through
For if you truly wish to honor me
Your happiness is all I 'd wish to be


Written for the Bard of the Mists Competition, November, AS XLIII (2008).


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