Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Poem: "Star of Gailah"

This poem belongs to the Path of the Paladins series, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.  It has been sponsored by laffingkat as part of the half-price poetry sale.  It didn't come out of a fishbowl, just popped into my head one day while I was riding in the car.  It's a hymn that Gailah's paladins often use for invoking her power, sometimes the whole thing, other times just one relevant verse.  In my head it sounds kind of like Gregorian chant, although it's polyphonic rather than monophonic.  But still gorgeous choral church music.

Star of Gailah

Shine on, star of hope and mercy
Shine on, star of guiding grace
Shine on, star of peace, compassion
Winging to us in this place

Shine on, star of pure bright virtue
White as snowfall, light as lace
Shine on, star of truth and freedom
Show to us our Lady's face

Shine on, star of might and valor
Evil vanquished without trace
Shine on, star of strength, protection
Armor us with honor's brace

Shine on, star against the darkness
Shine on, star of steady pace
Shine on, star of holy sanction
Light up all this sacred space

Shine on, star of health and healing
Soothe us with a soft embrace
Shine on, star of dear redemption
Capturing without a chase

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