This piece was performed as one of my three entries in the 2011 LyonBard competition, at Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule.
Carol of the Pentangle
By Lady Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover
Comitas, caritas, benignitas,
Miseratio et integritas.
From Camelot, Gawain rode forth,
To seek his fate and prove his worth,
Through the Welsh highlands of my birth,
Unto the sea, and Bertilak’s hearth.
Upon his shield in gold was wrought
A pentangle, an endless knot;
And though it was his death he sought,
He did not balk nor curse his lot.
The five points of the star shone bright
As the five virtues of a knight
Which made him worthy in God’s sight
More than his skills in combat might.