Vengeance on Winter’s Wind


Vengeance on Winter’s Wind

They came breathless
as the wind of winter,
raised up on ashes
of bitter haste. On horse,
by armour, with lance
and sword, they came

by thousands, led by one.
An oath to take their land
by strength, by faith,
and devour refuge
as vengeance pure.
Scorch the earth,

they said, set light
the sky as they rode
that eternal host
and immortal war.
And they pierced the stars,
avaunt, the invisible night.


Found and remixed from pages 18-23
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Lord Knowles


Living with the Past

Living with the Past

For long seasons the land had peace,
won by those knights lay buried,
slain there by treachery
now peace made solemn truce.

Met them by their maker,
in noble settled terms, the people
they were moved to sorrow,
and made them all worthy tombs.



Found and remixed text from James Knowles,
“The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights,”
Page 18-26