Wednesday, June 3, 2015

THLord Gunther of Orkney ~ Will's poem

THLord Gunther of Orkney
fallen in Spring Crown Tourney, A.S. XLIX

(rondeau prime)

A heart of flame alights in fierce display
Uncanny mirror of the desert sun
That seeks the hour when will and deed are one
And dolphins dip their heads in chief array.
The shade of bold Aquila swiftly plays
Across the spread of fortunes that become
A heart of flame.
Though bending stream and oak your flight constrain
And severed pinions tell of hopes undone
From passion's end shall newborn passions run;
No wounds nor tempered twilight long can stay
A heart of flame.

-- Lord Will Schuyler the Younger

.. is a 15th century Englishman of uncertain destination: apprenticed to the wit of arithmetic, he still at times endeavors to court the muse.

Spring Crown Tourney'15

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