Award of the Tower’s Light

Awarded to Godhit of Cynnabar (also known as Eliza Fletcher of Chelmsford) (formerly known as Godaeth se Wisfaest) (modernly known as Elizabeth Gray Calhoun)

By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2016-12-10

Forward went We; | Our way was straight.
To a hall We came, | and a door there hung;
In did We fare, | on the floor was a fire:
Godaeth and Aeffe | owned the house.

There sat the twain, | and worked at their tasks:
The one mixed ink | for the scholar’s art;
Her thoughts considered, | her words were sage,
As written beauty | with pen she wrought.

The other well | the needle wielded,
At the weaving with arms | outstretched she worked;
At her side was the paint, | on her table the parchment:
She captured visions | with careful brush.

We know well | wise words to speak;
Here in the midst | of the hall We sit,
Where on either side | the others are.

In Our doubtless right | as lawful rulers,
With candid esteem | We call these persons
Shining torches | of the Tower’s Light.

Text adapted from Rígsþula (10th - 13th century?), as translated into English by Henry Adams Bellows in 1936.

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