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Bardic Arts

Honor

by
Catherine de Gray (aka Bella Caterina Malatesta)
June, 2004 (A.S. XXXIX)

Skaldic style verse

Honor is the life blood of our kin and friends now
Wielding silver spear in battle neverending
Or honor to the consort gaining them a crown with
Leaves and laurels lofty, such is honor granted.

Yet honor also shows in kindness ot the children,
In art with skills so surely granted by gods in favor;
In tending to the people, of giving service freely,
Of courtesy in action and chivalry in deed.

Honor is the ideal, striving for the greater
Good and glory winning, making us more worthy
Hearken all you people of the Western ways and
Do honor to your kingdom and to yourself in all ways


"Written for West/An Tir, A/S competition on the topic of honor." -- Catherine de Grey


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