Our trio wished,
To the world full of wonder
(one of my most vivid Raglan experiences was walking just before dawn into the castle and almost straight into a grey heron, the colour of the sky, sitting on the bridge)
Within known walls
and not castle halls
was my very first Raglan fair-
yet without it, I wouldn’t have been there.
Remembered a few people from Shire events,
met many more who were new
to me, and the SCA,
which is what happens when you’re new anyway!
A few new things I got to see,
not as many as I’d have liked, but still-
Camp fires and another Bardic Circle,
I finally performed at this one,
in a great night of skill and happiness
even if it did all go too fast.
In the future, I’d love to see those castle walls,
but glad I could still take part in these halls-
I’m happy to remember my first Raglan fair.