Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

Bardic Arts

Radnor's Chain
by
March 13, A.S. XXXVIII

Link by link, the chain you hold was forged,
No stronger ever than its weakest part.
By every deed is each manís honor proved
No greater than whatís held within his heart.

Thus, one by one, each piece was bent to shape,
And set into the weave with greatest care.
For all must fit to make the pattern whole,
As each of us is held by those whoíre there.

So, link by link, the chain you hold was forged,
No stronger ever than its weakest part.
By every deed is each manís honor proved
No greater than whatís held within his heart.

Our vow that makes this chain more than it seems
Is stronger than the finest metal bands
Once wrought for Kings and Queens in days of old,
And yet it could be strained by unjust hands.

So, link by link, the chain you hold was forged,
No stronger ever than its weakest part.
By every deed is each manís honor proved
No greater than whatís held within his heart.

The trust that Kings have woven in this chain
Youíve carried and returned to Them in kind,
Unending and yet ever pledged anew,
Your honor and your Landís are both entwined.

Yes, deed by deed the chain you hold was forged,
Now greater even than its strongest part.
Through every year is each manís honor proved,
For time shows what is found within his heart.


"For Duke Sir Radnor of Guildemar, on his twenty-fifth anniversary of Knighthood." -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham


[Bardic Arts Page]     [Main Web Page for the History]     [Who's Who]


The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).