a collection of literature from poets, bards, songwriters, and skalds in the SCA


This website serves as an unofficial chansonnier—that is, a book or collection of songs and poems—of several troubadours (who may style themselves singers, musicians, poets, bards, minstrels, and sundry other names) throughout the Society for Creative Anachronism. In addition to songs and poems, this site also presents prose fiction and research essays from the society's talented participants. There should be a little bit of something for everyone: entertainment, education, distraction. Hopefully you will find at least one of these to bring you some enjoyment. Check back often, as well, to see what further troubadours (and various works) have been added to the virtual leaves of this folio.

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Springtime it is and Sonne wol come or so they Says
Alle Y see are muddie fyldes and Hailstones
Ay Ay Newe lambes die in daes
All oure Cowes no milch can raise
Sorregh and murn and fast.

Sommer it is no rayne wol we... more

Step up, me boys, the battle lines are drawn here.
Let us teach our enemies what it means to fear.
This land's more precious then jewels or ancient gold.
In it beats a heart of honor our foe they can not hold.

So raise the... more

Fire brings comfort and warmth to the weary, 
It lights our dark path through the night.
It dances and plays on the... more

Many great lords this land has beheld.
And ladies of grace in this kingdom do dwell.
Brought to their peerage and... more

Good King Robert has hearkened us to Pennsic War,
'Tween the East and the Middle to help settle a score.
And no matter... more


Jonathan Blackbow of Atlantia

Jonathan Blackbow is a fighter, poet, and occasional autocrat in the Kingdom of Atlantia. He currently resides in the Barony of the Sacred Stone.

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by olivier
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