Monday, May 17, 2010

What I Learned from American Movies about Knights

Those who come close
to the king
get to sleep with servant girls
on feather beds and have
a few rich meals.

It's better than sleeping
in the hay all the time;
but those who spend
a few summer nights
in the warmth of flesh and quilts
will fight and die in the autumn mud.

One day a courtier,
a soldier next.


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