Knights who stood before the Queen
Received her mercies and her grace
Left to stand now in between
Their armor and her lace

Trusting in their ancient skill
Worked by hammer into steel
Revealing all they ever will
Before her grace they kneel

Centuries of tales untold
A renaissance of man to learn
Unwritten words from days of old
Our longing always to return

Author’s note: Written after visiting the Renaissance Fair in Sterling, NY. Photo by -gfs