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Bardic Arts


Colin MacLear
March Crown, March, AS XXXV (2001)
Performed for Invocation of the Lists

Her favor tied about his waist
For the kingdom’s crown he soon would quest
Inspired by loving lady’s grace
On the field he’d strive to honor her best

Long years he’d trained in the art of war
Now the time had come his skill to test
He took the field as his knight watched o’er
With victory he would honor him best

And mighty were his blows that day
And many the foe he laid to rest
Until but one stood in his way
One fight for the Crown of the West

Resounding rang each sword on sword
With surpassing skill they did contest
‘Till a blow struck home that he could not ward
He surrendered the Crown of the West

“My knight, my lady I know defeat
Your faith in me misplaced at best”
“Nay, no” said they “it is not mete
That you think you have not honored us best

Though triumph at arms indeed be grand
Your courage has shown beyond the rest
You chose truth with heart’s desire at hand
And in doing so, you have honored us best.”

This is from Colin's CD and accompanying booklet "Bardic Fire", which contains pieces that Colin created and performed during his tenure as Bard of the West.

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