Brundis' Songbook

“Ballad of Marikest”

“Mother dear, may I go to town
Instead of out to play,
And march the streets of Marikest
In a Gilded March today?”

“No, baby, no, you may not go,
For the dogs are fierce and wild,
And clubs and horses, swords and jails
Aren’t good for a little child.”

“But, mother, I won’t be alone.
Other children will go with me,
And march the streets of Marikest
To make our city free.”

“No, baby, no, you may not go,
For I fear those Swords will slash.
But you may go to church instead
And pray near Cuthbert’s ash.”

She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair,
And bathed rose petal sweet,
And drawn white gloves on her small white hands,
And black shoes upon her feet.

The mother smiled to know that her child
Was in the sacred place,
But that smile was the last smile
To come upon her face.

For when she heard the crash,
Her eyes grew wet and wild.
She raced through the streets of Marikest
a’ Calling for her child.

She clawed through bits of glass and brick,
Then lifted out a shoe.
“O, here’s the shoe my baby wore,
But, baby, where are you?”

“The Animal Lords of Feywild”

Bring the words to dark feathers beak
that Ravael might speak the tale
speaker for the anchient circle
above the courts where Fairies dwell

Long stood in still dark the ancient wood
before the lords of of beast and beak
Alone dwelled he great Houyhnhnm Lord
Long before the raven’s speak

So in the dark the horse lord’s breath
did find it’s way to tree and stone
and from the fire he drew his sire
Ten Lords he sparked, now not alone

The first great lord to make the seer
the world no more saw night
and bore him up on eagle’s wings
as Evranael took to flight

With light in worlds beyound the wood
the animals came to see
But needed a guide for far and wide
so the wolf Führungrell came to be

As third day dawned to move the earth
Stamina and Courage were required
So Housesm and Weegrafel
the Horse and Boar were sired

Then men were made and dwarf and elf
But they’re powers still laid lame
and so to help were scythe and steel
Bellerdox and Ahrendrayen they were named

The Ox and Padellord at station now
were not enough for men
and so the Horse sent wisdom too
Ventudec; the grey great beast also along to them

Last came beauty, pride, and love
Allanshrael and Pandec down
into the dawning of the world
The Swan and Faun shroud in raiments crown.

Ten lords of life and one above
the world and all within.
and unto each was given home
and to each their own dominion

Ten worlds were found by Eagle lord
and each would have his pick
Your home was best by Love adored
and so in his heart he fixed

Ages past and sky rolled o’er
the forest grew and swelled

Up till the mountains feet it rose Where men with steel dwell

Then came the city to destroy
the work that horse and faun had done
and as the lord’s good trees lay bare
the Forrest destroyed the son.

“Come to me,” the masked man said
and Pandec did his bid
“Give over your power, pride and love”
and I will turn this town to red.

“I can make the world turn,
and turn the night time into day
if only you give your power to me.”
Lord Pandec, now Obey.

And so with sadness, fear and pain
the Lord at last recant.
“Do as you will, and take my love, if it will save the land.”
He took from him the power of gods back to the darkened hand.

So now in forrest not now a god
the tenth lord dwells in death
her power gone. Removed from her.
She draws on final breath.

The wild things receed and die.
And circles break and fall.
The time of growing things now at end
Steel men now counquer all.

The world will turn to stell and glass
and woods and streams will end
untill none are left and once again
Alone the Horse will tend.

Sing the birds of wood and grove
Sing beasts beneath the sun
on silver scales the fish shall sing
in the land of Fey: Eternal spring

Brundis' Songbook

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