[Bards] A Lay for a Don

Cathy Polakoff cathy.polakoff at comcast.net
Fri May 6 07:28:29 PDT 2005

My Lady,

I am flattered that you think this lovely work is mine, but alas, it is 
not. I was merely responding to the author, to say I liked the piece. The 
true author is HL Annes Clotilde von Barnburg. I am Ly. Anna bat Chaim. I 
can see where the confusion came in - we have entirely too many Anns in our 
kingdom! ;-)

In Service,
Ly. Anna

P.S. I will indeed let Dona Antonia know you are thinking of her.

At 10:55 PM 5/5/2005 +0000, you wrote:
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>Lady Anna,    I must agree, this piece is truly moving. I am delighted to 
>see such a beautiful piece but saddened at the cirsumstances for which it 
>has been written. Thank you for passing on the news and please let her 
>know that she is in our prayers. I did not know Don Benedict, but your 
>work truly makes me wish I did.
>                                        Sincerely,
>                                             Lyllianne
>On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:36 , Cathy Polakoff <cathy.polakoff at comcast.net> sent:
>My Lady,
>That is a truly moving piece. Thank you. And thank you for passing on the 
>news of Dona Antonia's loss. For those like me who knew it was coming, but 
>had not yet heard, it is an expected, but still painful bit of news. I 
>will contact her directly in a day or two with my condolences, but in the 
>meantime, please tell her that she and all her family are in my thoughts 
>and prayers. If you are able to, please let us know when the funeral will 
>be held, and if Antonia has any requests regarding the sending of donations.
>Ly. Anna bat Chaim
>At 02:30 PM 4/16/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>>My Friends,
>>I'm sure you have all heard the sad news. Our former Kingdom Bard, Dona 
>>Antonio, lost her husband and soulmate, Don Benedict in the early morning 
>>hours of April 16 after a long battle with colon cancer.
>>As someone who considers herself a friend to Antonio, I am saddened by 
>>the pain she must be feeling.
>>As a historian, I am moved by the necessity to add another Fallen Star to 
>>my never ending list of those who have played our Dream and gone on to 
>>other Dreams in other planes of existance.
>>As a bard, I feel the need to express some of what the man was and meant 
>>to us in words. What follows is my attempt to satisfy all 3 urges at the 
>>same time.
>>Alden, you told me that you are turning your hand to putting together a 
>>second volume of "Voices of the Star". I would be honored if you might 
>>include this effort of mine to honor this man who meant so much to so many.
>>A Lay for a Don
>>By H.L. Annes Clotilde von Bamburg
>>On a field of Black and Gold
>>This tale will be told
>>Of a Don, both Great and Bold
>>Who the heart of His Lady did Hold
>>He was big of Body, Soul and Mind
>>He was Gentle--Loving--Kind
>>To His Lady, Love s own Find,
>>Now Gone before his Time
>>We remember his grace upon the Field,
>>We remember the blades that he did wield
>>We remember The Queens his arms did shield
>>We remember the service he did yield
>>We honor his name with a place in our heart
>>We honor the Man now drawn apart
>>Others must finish things he did start
>>Don Benedict Ashton
>>Fallen Star and White Scarf
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