Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ONCE UPON A TIME, by W. L. WERNER



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ONCE UPON A TIME, by            
First Line: I am in love with a foreign word, / jadis
Last Line: Loudly I'm singing to banish reason, jadis!
Alternate Author Name(s): Jacob
Subject(s): Middle Ages; Past; Medieval History; Medieval Civilization; Medieval Literature


I am in love with a foreign word, Jadis;
All the heroic deeds occurred Jadis.
Knights in the tournaments battled with lances
Under the fairest of ladies' glances;
Those were the days of the old romances, Jadis.
Yet even in mediaeval lays Jadis,
Troubadours sang of heroic days Jadis.
So ever to face the doom that's coming
Villain and serf in the dark kept humming --
Yea, even the king set his minstrel strumming Jadis.

Now I in my turn make songs of a time Jadis;
Evil my days, but I start my rhyme Jadis.
Well do I know there was never a season
Free from despair and doubt and treason;
Loudly I'm singing to banish reason, Jadis!





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