Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ambrose Wyld ~ Pantoum

Ambrose Wyld


Immortal Scotsman, Ambrose hight,
A challenge to the ground did fling
Upon the tourney field to fight
Agrippa, once and future king.

A challenge to the ground did fling,
His swordsman’s skill to put to test
Agrippa, once and future king;
Alas, Agrippa proved the best.

His swordsman’s skill he put to test
For Lady Apollonia.
Alas, Agrippa proved the best;
For Ambrose, catatonia.

The Lady Apollonia
Foresaw this outcome from Delphi:
First Ambrose, catatonia;
Then rise he would, fates to defy.

She saw this outcome from Delphi.
Ancient skills she wove by design:
Rise he does, his fate to defy.
Ambrose next will face Byzantine.

Ancient skills woven by design
Can only glimpse what fates portend.
Ambrose faces the Byzantine.
His tourney day comes to an end.

She only glimpsed what fates portend
Upon the tourney field of fight.
His tourney day came to an end;
Immortal Scotsman, Ambrose hight.

Mistress Philippa Llewelyn Schuyler

…is a 15th century Burgundian wool merchant who thinks she’s a 10th century Viking weaver.

Fall Crown Tourney '16

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