ANST - Largess
J. Michael Shew
jshewkc at pei.edu
Fri Aug 8 21:36:48 PDT 1997
Ah, My favorite "awards" are those that the people give me, not
the crown. (Not that I turn my nose up at a dubis from the throne,
but....well just read on...)
I have a link from Syr Conn MacNeil's knight's chain, given to me
for my first tale in the SCA.
I have a link from his mail, since he was paying attention to the
song I was singing and not the fight he was in, and that wicked snap-shot
rent his mail shirt....
I have two Pensic coins from the same ten year old, two years
apart. He wanted to "Pay the bard" for his nightly story...
I have beads from a lot of folk, all strung together to make the
neclace for my Lily badge.
And I have a glass drop from a woman who told me she wanted to
"give you this...It's from my son. He would give it to you himself, but
his wheelchair can't roll this close to the fire..." I wheeled him home
and sang and told stories to him for three hours!
I have a handfull of strange bits and pieces from children.
I have perhaps a dozen earings.
And one feather pen from a dear friend who died not three months
after. He loved my tales, and swore I could write all the rest with that
I have coins from kings, Queens, Barons....Knives and toys from
Dukes, Counts.....Even books given to me as a gift.
I have 17 household badges from the houses who felt I needed to be
a part of them, even if only for a night.
It seems in Calontir, we believe in largess...
I know, most folk think I sing for beer or other drink. But my
real treasures probably wouldn't raise 2.50 at a good pawn shop
altogether. You could probably replace them for twenty bucks...
Well, replace the items...The meaning would take millions....
Sorry. I get maudlin late at night when I have a glass of port.
Forgive a fat old Norseman. I'll go to bed quietly now...
Herra-Domr Mikal the Ram; an annoying Bard of no redeeming qualities
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The Swan-Road is our for the season
And Sword-wine is all that we spend
The Gold and the Grain that we gather
To wander the way of the wind
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