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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Repost - MinstrelTales - The Amedio Fishers


Minstrel Tales The Amedio Fishers

Here is a song/poem. It is translated from the native language of the dwellers of the Amedio Jungle who live along the edge of the Azure Sea. Silvertongue the Bard first sang this at the Low Seas' Tavern in Greyhawk's River Quarter several years ago. Since then it has become popular among sailors from Jeklea Bay to the Solnor Ocean.

The Amedio Fishers

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,
The Wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has
cried all night.
Come, let us gather our nets from the shore, and set our long boats
free,
To capture the leaping wealth of the tide, for we are the kings of the
sea!

No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the seagull's call,
Lydia is our mother, the cloud is our brother, the waves are our
comrades all.
What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of Xerbo
drives?
He who holds the storm by the hair, will hide in his breast our lives.

Sweet is the shade of the deklo glade, and the scent of the kara
grove,
And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moons with the sound of the
voices we love;
But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray and the dance of the wild
foam's glee;
Row, brothers, row to the edge of the verge, where the low sky mates
with the Azure sea.

"The Coromandel Fishers" By Sarojini Naidu (with trivial alterations)

1 comment:

  1. I can't even believe how much I like this!
    This is *SO* inspiring in my opinion! It really sets a tone and a feel for the seamen of the region, in general.
    But, more than that, the idea that it's originally from the inhabitants of the Amedio makes it that much cooler!

    Thanks, Jason, for tweaking and sharing this!

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