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March Crown Tournament

March 21-23, 2003 (AS XXXVII)

Gemini's Knighting
Gemini de Grendel's Knighting: Mari shows off the glass etching of a poem.
The poem reads:

When dark descends and all look to the dawn
for hope, for light, for warmth drawn from the sun,
all know the dismal dark must first be gone
and thus the race with darkness must be run.
Why run that course, when daylight that we crave
must follow, sure as age must follow, sure as age shall follow youth?
Why challenge darkness? What need we to brave
when sun must shine, when brightness must bring truth?
there always shall be darkness, it is true,
and in such shadow, beasts seek out their prey.
If we are better than those beasts we rue
well fight to make the dark as safe as day.
Of start that pierce such darkness, none deny
The brightest in the night named Gemini.
In honor of Viscouint Gemini de Grendelus
On the occasion of his Knighting
Written by Master Hector of the Black Height

Photo and Contribution
by Kateryn de Ver

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