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Bardic Arts

"Loren sur la Roche"
by
Bela of Eastmarch

Strong are the rocks
That ageless stand
Though lightning and windstorm
Go over the land.

So, sur la Roche,
In weaponful tides,
If win he or lose he,
Our Loren abides.


From a collection of fighter poems titled Valhalla. This is from the section titled: "Death and Glory".

"Long ago, the West Kingdom bards decided to produce poems for every fighter in each crown lists. We carried this on for several years before finally faltering. A large number of bards were required, since the lists kept getting larger and eventually the effort involved wore us out. Even so, we published two volumes of the best of the fighter poems. I was president of the college of bards of the West Kingdom at that time and I regard that effort as perhaps the most satisfying thing I ever achieved in the SCA." -- Steven MacEanruig


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