Lord Blaine de Navarre
fallen in Caid's Crown Tourney
16 Avril A.S. XXII (1988)*
What brings a lad bedecked in chain
To win or die in drizzling rain -
xxxxHis art along?
Or is there one whose beauty fair
And gentle ways belie compare -
xxxxHer heart to own?
They say that Lord Blaine de Navarre
Espied Cassaudra from afar -
xxxxAnd favor sought.
He plied his sword against the best;
And 'though he fell, it was with zest -
xxxxThat Lord Blaine fought:
Earl Edward Ian Anderson
Who bested Blaine, and sent him on -
xxxxTo fight again.
Then Baron Sir Richard of Blackiron threw
A blow that cut poor Blaine in two -
xxxxAnd he was slain.
But when a one as Blaine does say:
"I did for you my best this day" -
xxxxTo claim the crown.
Honor and Courtesy as one
Pay homage to this Erin's son -
xxxxWho gained renown.
-- Philippa Schuyler
*Natalya was the editor
Here it is at last: my first fighter poem. Not knowing the first thing about writing poetry, I cheated and copied the pattern of a song: What Is a Youth? from Romeo & Juliet