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Bardic Arts

Silver and Time

by
Alys Sheffield
September, 2006 (A.S. XLI)

the silver blades flash and like thunder they clash
the red blood runs down like the rain
I kissed him goodbye 'neath a silver-grey sky
And I never would see him again

     I was but a child when we first heard the call
     Our King would the Holy Land save
     My father took heed, and took arms in His name
     I remember he looked very brave

the silver blades flash and like thunder they clash
the red blood runs down like the rain
I kissed him goodbye 'neath a silver-grey sky
And I never would see him again

     My true love sought glory, a fortune, and land
     and set off to make known his name
     He left me a son, whom he never would know
     and memories are all I can claim

the silver blades flash and like thunder they clash
the red blood runs down like the rain
I kissed him goodbye 'neath a silver-grey sky
And I never would see him again

     My son grew to manhood, and heard that same call
     A siren, it drew him away
     Like father, like son; he left me all alone
     the infidel for to make pay

the silver blades flash and like thunder they clash
the red blood runs down like the rain
I kissed him goodbye 'neath a silver-grey sky
And I never would see him again

     And now in my dotage, I curse that mad quest
     that slew all the men of my line
     the years flow along, like the words in a song
     and you never can turn back the time

the silver blades flash and like thunder they clash
the red blood runs down like the rain
I kissed him goodbye 'neath a silver-grey sky
And I never would see him again


"Mists Bardic Competition (2006) ." -- Alys Sheffield


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