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Adrian tells us, I was deeply honoured to be asked by our chieftain Georg to be his Personal Skald and to walk by his side, to stand with him in ceremonies, to announce him, to speak on his behalf and to entertain his groups. Here is the poem I wrote as an acceptance speech..

…and I Recall Forever Who Is Our Chieftain

I recall the day
I was asked by Olafr Reydarsson to stand by him to be his Skald
I recall the day that the man Georg called to my audience
that he would like to have me by his side at all times
I recall the day he said he would like me to never leave this old land
I recall the day I heard my chief was ill
I recall the day I heard he had stood again
I recall the day I was announced by him, in York, as the Skald of Jorvik
I recall the day I first stepped among these many Viking people
I recall the day I first met Georg
I recall the day he smiled
I recall the day he smiled at my challenging ways
I recall the day he accepted my unusual thoughts
I recall the day he called us all to listen to my words
I recall the day he laughed
I recall the day I sat beside his great chair
I recall the day I was welcomed into his home
I recall the day he called me friend
I recall the day a whole host looked up to him
I recall the day the falls all turned to mist
I recall the day the ship had him at prow
I recall the day no single soul refused
I recall the day I knew I was only one of all
I recall the day he told me of his dreams
I recall the day I knew
I recall the day I pledged to walk by him all time
And I
Recall the day

 

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