[Bards] A Lay for a Don

Esther reese_esther at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 17:36:58 PDT 2005

Nonsense. You can never have too many Belle Annes. :-)

Cathy Polakoff <cathy.polakoff at comcast.net> wrote:
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. 

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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