"Masterbard's Lament...

originally posted by Konran

…for the widows of Dier Kenton Vale."

Janny, would you happen to have the full version of this lying about anywhere? If so, any chances of posting it? :smiley:

~ the curious, poetically addicted chaotic one

Konran - You Asked.

I did post this once, before, but it was in an unrelated topic…which is long since scrubbed out.

Your rerun of the complete lyric:

Masterbard's Lament for the Widows of Dier Kenton Vale
Arithon s'Ffalenn
Third Age Year 5647

If tears were hardened stone to carve
a monument to grief,
would we let loss and trouble starve
our spirits for belief?
Our men have gone from home and hearth
and faith has made us weep.

If feet that marched the earth to war
could count their wounds by steel,
and blood that scorched clean ground in gore
could speak in words that feel,
the cry would ring forevermore
for mercy and repeal!

If song could hold sharp edge to fight
through distrust, rage and fears,
and hope blaze up as blinding light
to burn through pain and tears,
if heart touched mind, and eyes held sight
would blight and blame not clear?

If vengeful shouts toward mercy bent,
and care unstopped deaf ears,
would every spirit not transcend
to bind up hurts and heal?
Would every voice not cry to end
the sorrows of the years?

If tears were hardened stone to carve
inscribe my cry for life:
let no man raise his unsheathed sword,
may no man draw his knife,
that this, our sore and grieving land
waste no more hearts to strife!

No cause is scribed in fire and star –
then whose truth must we heed?
Why bind the will and blind the heart
more lives to rend and bleed?
Our men have gone from home and hearth
and hate has made us weep!

(Note: this is copyright material by the author, and not to be removed from this website. Thank You.)

originally posted by Konran

Thank you!


originally posted by Trys


If there are other complete songs maybe an area on the website should be created for these?


originally posted by Blue

I'll second that! :smiley:

originally posted by Cheryl Detmer

That would be great Trys. Thanks Janny for those complete lyric's to that song. I love it.

This will need to go on the back burner, a bit…I have enough on my plate at the moment…but if the Gryphon gets enough sheep to put the current lyric into FAQ, and begin the space, I'll embroider on it eventually.

(other notes I need to unbury first…) (And there are lots of finished drawings whose scans need clean up…ah, the wonders of housekeeping an expanding, make believe universe. :smiley: )

originally posted by Trys

I can certainly start an area on the website and start with this song. Certainly no hurry on adding more. I can do 'em when they come along.

originally posted by Kris

I was excited to see the whole song posted. A while back I had written music to it (no doubt nothing like what it's supposed to be…I'm not nearly skilled enough), but I only had the first and last two verses. Thanks for the post and for suggesting it in the first place :D!

originally posted by HJ

Do it, guys. Please! Add at your leisure, Janny.

originally posted by Memory

Oh, I'd love to see more! I remember when you put this up the first time, and I was completely bowled over by it - it's so powerful.


originally posted by Cheryl Detmer

I wish we could hear your tune to it Kris. I bet it's great. It is fun and hope you guys do this.