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Bardic Arts

Tell a Tale
by
Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
November 8, AS XXXVIII (2003)

You've pledged to serve your Prince and land
Your songs of praise shall fill Their hall.
So tell of deeds done by the hand
Of all Their people, great and small.

Tell a tale of Justin, who worked through the mid-day hours,
Whose service bearing water drew our eyes.
And though it was the first time that he’d found this land of ours,
His courtesy could match men twice his size.

Oh, tell of brave Amanda, whose travels brought our King
The gifts that she had made by her own hands.
Of how His deeds inspired her to do this berry thing --
That He would know the bounty of our lands.

Tell of Eowyn, whose shy demeanor hides her wit,
And of the song she wrote that gave such mirth.
And though she was not there to see the smiles that that fire lit
Still we’ll sing the praise her work is worth.

Of Leeza tell, who tries to serve in every way she may.
Though she will claim to you, your work is fun.
To carry cards that heralds seek is her idea of play
And happ’ly stands at gate ‘neath summer’s sun.

Oh, do not leave out Brian, whose smile can melt a heart,
Who models courtesy in every deed.
His path is clear for all to see, of gentle words and ways,
And we may follow too where he will lead.

You strive to serve your Prince and land
Your songs of praise to fill our hall.
So tell of deeds done by the hand
Of our great people, though they’re small.


"For Elsa Saxenkammer on stepping up as Bard of the Mists." -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham


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