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Bardic Arts

The King's Riders
by
Leah Raedaelf of Pagham, Bard of the West
Twelfth Night, AS XXXVIII (January 3, 2004)

A challenge to ride forth rang out ‘cross the land,
For glory and honor we’d claim.
Now tales of our victories the winter nights fill,
To add to the West Kingdom’s fame.

And bold was each lance as we rode for our King
And great was the honor we earned.
The smile of our Queen was the world’s best reward;
We’ve rode against Fate and returned.

Yes, onward we rode, Your glory to prove,
The song of the wind in our ears.
Though Saracens challenged us, blocking our path,
We silenced their boasts with our spears.

(Refrain)

Gold rings glittered brightly to dazzle the eye,
Their ribbons on soft breezes danced.
So for our land’s glory, we spurred forth again
To gather each one on a lance.

(Refrain)

Our paths wound across the land once and again
As sent in Your service we roamed;
But given the leave to return to Your side
Hearts raced as we galloped for home.

Oh, bold was each lance as we rode for our King
And great was the honor we earned.
The smile of our Queen was the world’s best reward;
We’ve rode against Fate and returned.
Yes, the smile of our Queen’s still the world’s best reward-
We’ve rode against Fate and returned.


"For Ragnar and Sciath’s Stepping Down from the Thrones of the West." -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham, Bard of the West


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