Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scarlet Sparhauk

Scarlet Sparhauk
fallen in Fall Crown Tourney, A.S. XXIX

(Englyn Penfyr)

The pegasus paws the ground—takes the sky
            In friendship to vie for crown
            She circles the eric ‘round.

The pegasus spots a boar—sinister
            Blades a-whir midst the roar
            Battle goes to duke of lore.

The pegasus tends her wounds—rests awhile
            A consort’s smile is the boon
            That buoys and spirits attune.

The pegasus strikes a Romano-Brit
            A knight blazoned with chi-rho
            Has laid the pegasus low.
The pegasus flutters down—wounded sore
            Her consort in bloodied gown
            Honors her champion’s renown.
When pegasus takes the sky—in the spring
            And steel’s ring calls fighters nigh
            Scarlet shall once again vie.

-- Mistress Philippa Llewelyn Schuyler

…weaver of words and wadmal

Fall '14

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