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Bardic Arts

"Ruthven of Rockridge"
by
Dorcas Dorcadas

Between two worlds he stood
And who should say 'twas bad . . . or good?
Put aside the 'father', put by the priest,
Your bright sword hungers, let it feast.
But neigher 'Church' nor militant prevails, Woe!
Bold Ruthven was riven from head to toe.


From a collection of fighter poems titled Valhalla. This is from the section titled: "For Our Friends Among The Slain".

"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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