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The-Poet-art - 3/27/10

 

"The Poet" by Geoffrey de Barde.

 

NOTE: See also the files: Love-in-th-MA-art, P-Polit-Songs-art, Goliard-Poets-bib, poetry-msg, Iambic-Pent-art, Icelndic-poet-art, AS-Prase-Poem-art, poems-msg.

 

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This poem was first published in the February 2010 issue of the Stormscroll, the newsletter of the Barony of Stormhold in the Kingdom of Lochac.

 

The Poet

by Geoffrey de Barde

 

Text Box: Jean Molinet presenting his book to Philip of Cleves
<a href=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean_Molinet_presents_his_book_to_Philip_of_Cleves.jpg—public domain image ">A poet of the royal court

A fancy Bard wast he

His tailor wast the best in town

For the Kings poet he be

 

The King liketh poetry flowing

He liketh it of the pun

If it contained a chuckle

He calleth it lots of fun

 

He also liketh them bawdy

A poem from the crude

He liketh to hear of wenches

Who wereth often rude

 

Mostly he loved stories

Of the battle field

Whence thy King was victor

Whence thy enemies yield

 

So the Poet was wealthy

He dined in fancy style

He kept with Lords and Ladies

He had plenty to make him smile

 

One day he wrote a poem

About the princess and his lust

The king was very angry

And ground the poet to dust

 

The moral of the story

Is writeth poems to the roof

But whenst it comes to lusting

Never tell the truth

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Copyright 2010 by Geoff Warren. <geoffrey.de.barde at gmail.com>. Permission is granted for republication in SCA-related publications, provided the author is credited.  Addresses change, but a reasonable attempt should be made to ensure that the author is notified of the publication and if possible receives a copy.

 

If this article is reprinted in a publication, I would appreciate a notice in the publication that you found this article in the Florilegium. I would also appreciate an email to myself, so that I can track which articles are being reprinted. Thanks. -Stefan.

 

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