I travel the paths I know so well
Through bee-loved fields and over dark hill
And as I see memories from long before
I feel you walk with me once more
I hear your words and remember those days
In years past, when you cheered and waved
Each step that I take your voice I miss more,
A choka is a form of Japanese verse dating from the 6th through the 14th centuries. It consists of alternating lines of five and seven syllables, with a final seven syllables at the end. The length is, however, as many lines are necessary.
By Kumata Kurō Ie’naga
The Pennsic Independent
It turns out that neither the Midrealm nor the East were victorious in this 49th Pennsic War. That honour goes to six-year-old Henri Singleman of the East, according to the authority of said six-year-old, who upon the occasion of his appearing in photos TWICE in the pages of this publication, exclaimed, “I won Pennsic!”
Photo by Sean Sreamach
by Marian of Heatherdale
Ask Morwena about Lightning wands! (only 10 at war) Shof # 4
Wide prim straw hats at Neverland Designs #121 $6
SOLD - Panther marquee 18 x 18 $2000. Space 162. Includes 4 rugs,& select fixtures. Other display items are also available. End of War pick up only.
Needles, Pins, Thimble rings, Buttons & more #93 Roman bits & bobs? We have them & more! sp #93 Authenticity is cool! We have your stuff! Space 93
By Brita Svensdottir
The Pennsic Independent
On Wednesday evening, the Master Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Hander Tourney was held. Seven fighters participated. It was created in honor of the late Master Edmund who was famous for using a two-handed weapon.
More toys than a toy shop! Stuffed animals/people, hard toys, games + puzzles. Some free toys! Sp 28
Costuming Laurel pre-estimate sale! 6 boxes of trim, ect. 51 boxes of fabric. Some mixed garb. Space 28.
Tapestries, Inc. 12th c. Scandinavian. Space 28
PERIOD PAVILIONS FOR RENT + SALE! Inc. 4 on site avail. now, 6 more at end of war + lots more at home. Custom work available. Mediaeval Misc., Sp 28.
By Kumata Kurō Ie’naga and Guillemette Falaize
The arts and sciences in our Society can take many varied forms. Coins, books, hand-forged swords, wines; the list goes on and on. There is, however, one art that rarely finds itself highlighted in our Society, despite the huge influence it had on the Middle Ages throughout the world: vinegar.
By Maggie Rue