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Bardic Arts

First Attempts
For Torvaldr Ragnarsson
Elsa Saxenkammer

Undaunted stand by first attempts
That do not claim a throne
Rise proud to fight another day
For honor is your own

With chivalry you took the blows
That had you out in two
And greater than a crown is this-
A day fought clean and true

And on this day that greater prize
Is yours at fighting’s end
You honor consort, self and crown
And those who call you friend

So son of Ragnar stand in pride
You’ve mastered your first test
And on the day that Torvaldr fights
The Mists is truly blessed.

One of the "fighter poems" from Mists Spring Coronet, April XXXVIII (2004).

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