Friday, 6 August 2010
His blades are seen in the warband
in the struggle with the hard foe.
Before the rumble of his shield there is flight:
innumerable men fled before Limmer’s hill-fort.
As his hand did grip
his sturdy lime-board shield.
He pushed, he was pushed.
Those that he struck,
did not strike back,
but were slain.
With red-sided blades
filling the ground.
Wearing gold at the forefront of battle
the laureate Gaesatae does slay men.
The Sereg in his station, the boar of the company,
Ydar violent in slaughter, the reddened manslayer in fury.
Composed by Greyus Club-foot, Skald of King Breor Barelegs, after the Battle of Limmer Hill, Ashanor 1107. The subject rewarded him handsomely
Posted by Ydar at 20:11