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As October approaches...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:52 am
by Venii
Valetudo quod fortuna omnes;


I am a new member of SVR and a longtime member of Nova Roma. I am here because several folks I liked in the "old days" of NR (and a few present members of NR) are here.

Hopefully, I shall be able to contribute to the growth of SVR, as I think I have with NR, and my own faith community.

A couple of days ago I read the message on an other list about October being a month in which one should pour libations to Mars. I did some thinking; here is the result.

In amicus - Venator

An Ode to Mars
(1st stanza is repeated as the chorus)

Mars, I greet thee, as a soldier
Mars, I greet thee, as one who served
Took the burden, of my people
Did my duty, as all men should

At Beginning, of all the Worlds
Primal Chaos, coalesced
In the Order, from this Making
The Gods were formed, in eldest days

Mother Gaia, Father Heaven
Came together, quickened all life
Titans, Furies, Other Daemons
Gods, Men and Beasts, Birds, Fish and Plants
- Chorus -

In the Roman, heart and spirit
Divinities, did become known
Alike and not, to other Gods
Were called by them, by Man Found Names

Mars is one such, Holy Being
Keeper, Warder, and Warrior
Took the Burden, of his God Clan
Did His Duty, and tales were told
- Chorus -

In eldest days, of Latin tribes
Mars became known, as Flock Warder
And the shepherds, in the meadows
Knew His guidance, gave Him their thanks

As Wealth and name, of Rome did grow
And other folk, became aware
Warding broadened, become warlike
Shepherd's long staff, became spear shaft
- Chorus -

As pastures green, were left behind
And Militia, became Legions
Mars marched with men, across the world
With grim purpose, He blessed their arms

And at the heart, of warrior
There lies a truth, embodied by
The life of Mars, His progression
From Flock Warder, to Battle God
- Chorus -
- Chorus -

There He Is!!!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:41 am
by Aldus Marius
(((((((((((( VENII !!!! ))))))))))))))

...There You Are! Bene'st!! Ita est!!! >({|:-D

...Re vera, I've been wondering about you...especially a few years ago, when we were going to have that Fifth Anniversary Banquet for Nova Roma. Eheu, much has changed...but not my friendship for you, the inclination of my thoughts in your direction.

You sing, have always sung, hope and beauty, honor and rare good sense in that Place. I hope that you will find more kindred spirits here, a respite if you need it, and friends regardless.

Faith, I've missed you!! (And I still have your brewing manual)

Gratias ago for your presence; and hopefully, Welcome home.

In amicitia et fide,

the Artist Formerly Known as Fimbria
(nowadays called:)

Venator greets Peregrinus

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:38 am
by Venii
Good my friend of old;

I am so glad to see you doing well.

My deepfelt thanks for your welcome.

I do still believe that the world is big enough to contain Nova Roma and the Societas Via Romana.

It's funny to me, many Romans have complimented my Romanitas, thoug I remain a Northern Barabarian ,-)

Good to see you again!