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Posted: September 5th. 2007 11:09:25 PM
The WIld Hunt
Age Group: Adult
Before you lay your weary head in sleep
Upon your downy bed do not forget
To say your prayers and cross yourself
Tonight. For tho' your doors be bolted tight
Against the evening's chill and though not e'en
A gleam of light from moon or stars comes o'er
Your sills, yet still the Wild Hunt rules this night.
Across the moors and through the fens the sweet
Wild horn is heard, and tearing through your streets
So quiet, the Horned Lord thus leads his hounds.
From Ynis Witrin he has come, on this
One night allowed to roam o'er all the land
That once he ruled. This night alone belongs
To him and so, you followers of Rome
Must hide behind your doors in fear of Death.
To hear the Huntsman's horn is Death you cry
Forgetting that all life must end in one
Way or another. I prefer the sword
Or flame to sleep and old age dotage so
Into the night I'll follow him My Lord
The Huntsman Wild, the Horned Lord. Into
The night with all his train, the fearsome horde.
Author's Notes: I am a Medieval Reinactor and this poem was inspired by an event that I attended many years ago. It's not meant to be factual, or representative of any one path, nor is it meant to insult. It was simply the way the event felt to me. Enjoy.
Author's Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
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