I get to mark a few things off the list this week starting with Bardic War.
Bardic War – My live performance of Original Poetry is complete. I have no idea if I’ll ever know how I scored, but I’m proud of the job I did. It hasn’t been posted to YouTube yet, but it can be seen on Facebook. My performance is at minute 33. The A&S warpoint will go live on YouTube later this week. I’ll post its link when it’s available.
Laurels’ Challenge – Officially done with the entrant part.* I entered into (1)The Planning Stages – for this I created a document explaining how I planned my travelling outfit complete with pictures of my first longhand notes. (2)Stretch That Comfort Zone – for this I created a small write up of how I planned for the performance and how I felt before and after. (3) Solo Performance/Bardic War Performance – this one required that I share a bit about the process and a performance. (4) Period Poetry – for this one I submitted a brief description of my inspiration for the 3 poems that I wrote for my performance:
Delicate branches Exploding in pink blossoms Brighten the garden
One wonders what Spring whispered To prompt such a sudden blush
One hesitant bloom Unnoticed amongst the rest Waits, undecided
It knows Spring can be fickle And tomorrow might be cold
The occasional Chill of early Spring will be Forgotten quickly
The gardener is patient As he goes about his work
Once the website goes live I’ll include a link.
1000 Tanka – Current count: 600.
Language – I’ve learned how to say a thing is clean or dirty, whether something smells good or bad and I know that feet are called ashi.
Samurai Training – Definite progress! I’ve been upgraded in the difficulty of my physio exercises.
Consort’s Champion – the official handoff of regalia is complete. I know that we had already done our recording, but we appeared “in court” at the recording session this week. I actually wore my regalia, a sash and a collar of office during my Bardic War performance. His Majesty Alberic praised me for the job I’ve been doing so far as Champion in waiting (Poetry Month Challenge). There were a lot of big feelings. This will be in the June 13th court. And now back to that * I put on Laurels’ Challenge. Being Champion makes me a Kingdom level A&S officer. As such, I have the privilege of helping the Ministry of A&S when called upon. My first bit of helping will be setting up webpages for a number of entrants to Laurels’ Challenge. It’s going to be fun work because I’ll get to see a few of them before anyone else.