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Triolets for Jimena and Dimitry
by
Elsa Saxenkammer
(AS XXXVIII)

With a fire in your eyes you slew each foe
Displaying a prowess and honor rare
You smote each opponent and mightily so
With a fire in your eyes you slew each foe
Sharing the honor gained with each blow
Now great is the burden you bear
With a fire in your eyes you slew each foe
Displaying a prowess and honor rare

Crowned in ivy you outshone the sun
A vision of beauty beyond compare
Your virtue inspired the vic’try he won
Crowned in ivy you outshone the sun
A scholar and warrior rivaled by none
Now great is the burden you bear
Crowned in ivy you outshone the sun
A vision of beauty beyond compare

Tonight it is you that we toast and sing
Jimena, Dimitry, our well belov’d pair
So let the mead flow and let the hall ring
Tonight it is you that we toast and sing
To the valor and bounty and beauty you bring
Tho great is the burden you share
Tonight it is you that we toast and sing
Jimena, Dimitry, our well belov’d pair


Written for the Bard of the Mists Competition, September 6, AS XXXVIII (2003), which Elsa won: "These were my "piece in a period style" with thanks for the concept of linking triolets going to Mistress Eilis O'Bourne." -- Elsa Saxenkammer


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