[Bards] Well, it started with documentation....

Lady Simone simone at elfsea.net
Tue Jan 13 07:37:17 PST 2004

That was Awesome Thank you

Lady (Simone) Muirenn ingen Senáin uí Dúnlaing
2nd Rose of FalconRose Southern Keep, Ansteorra
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: ED Reese 
  To: Ansteorran Bardic list 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:13 AM
  Subject: [Bards] Well, it started with documentation....

  [ED Reese] 

  (c) 2004

   Call to Estrella


  Red arrow flying!

  Black Star Rising

  Over Blood Red Sun!


  Glory to be won!

  Deeds to be done

  On fields of dread!


  Falcon will be fed!

  War lies ahead

  For Blackstar's foe!


  Dealing death blow!

  Biting swords show

  Their strength, striking.


  Lancers charging!

  Heavy hooves drumming;

  Iron-shod attack!


  Foemen reel back!

  Bows sing, axes hack

  Shield punches jar!


  Heroes Stellar!

  On War's altar

  Tribute heaping!


  Steel blades clashing!

  Brave souls dying

  Of battle's fever.


  Foemen waver!

  Most sleep forever

  'Neath Death's dark wood.


  Royal brotherhood!

  Triumph in bud,

  Flow'ring ahead.


  Foemen have fled!

  The living dead,

  Cowards men shun.


  Falcon Flying!

  Black Star Rising

  Over Blood Red Sun!

  [ED Reese] 

  I am wondering if I have heard "Black Star Rising Over Blood Red Sun" somewhere else....

  Anyway, the discussion on documentation got me reminiscing about my Italian Ren studies, especially the kind of numerological tricks the Florentines liked to play. The opening line was something His Majesty said at Coronation, when pledging Ansteorran support to Calontir (the Falcon thrones) at Estrella War. The Blackstar Rising Over Blood Red Sun is how I mentally "blazon" the Ansteorran Arms.

  I made up the rhyme scheme "in the style of Dante", so that there are three lines in every verse, and instead of the nine syllables of terze rime per line, I used four. I used four -- except for the five in the Blood Red Sun line, which should actually read "o'er" instead of over. Yes, they used those syllable shrinking things, too.

  The rhyme scheme is aab, bbc and so on. To give myself a tighter limit, so I could get to what I wanted to say faster, the rhyme that changes in each verse, rhymes with its numerical equivalent in the line "Blackstar rising over blood red sun." The blood verse is somewhat off, for the simple fact that not a lot rhymes with blood, but what the hey. I started this at 2:30 in the morning, because I couldn't get to sleep. :-)

  Feel free to lambaste away!



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