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Bardic Arts

Invocation

Antonio Giordano da Sicilia
October Crown Tournament, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)

Why come you now to this field of honor,
Why do you come to this tournament field,
Search your hearts as you seek-out the reasons,
Why you would serve as our king and our queen.

Seek you roses to grace your fair consort,
Glory of Laurels you seek for yourself,
Mark the weight of these circlets of silver,
Know you the weight of these Crowns of the West.

If you would reign as king of this kingdom,
Damocles’ sword will hang over your head,
In your hands are placed sovereign justice,
Pledge care and duty, protecting your realm.

If you would serve as queen of this kingdom,
Your kingdom’s trust you will hold in your hands,
As queen you’ll labor with duty and grace,
You will be servant to kingdom and Crown.

If you will fight on this tournament field,
Know you the burden of victory sweet,
Valor and strength will bring roses and laurels,
But mark the weight of these Crowns of the West.

(Yes) Valor and strength will bring roses and laurels,
(But) Know you the weight of these Crowns of the West.


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