Oubliette: Sir Eric Syrdal and Lady Kindra

I thought I had said all there was to say….Then she picked up her pen….and our Muses danced. So honored to have written this with an amazing and talented poet such as she.



The march began on meadow land,

where I keep house ‘neath abiding sun.

The march began, and


a shadowing plague—

a swelling wake. 


Of heaviest heart

bound to an iron weighted fate

t’was in a blanket of


wrapped a bitter cold

ancient blade


War drums fused with beating of hooves,

quickening. Quickly, I donned my steel—

took up arms to greet

my foe.

My lea, made tundra,

sparked flame in me.


Dreams of the past

like crackling tinder, fueled

bone upon bone, grinding

piston steam

a great war machine moved

making deep runnels in the earth

building upon dirges in my head


Antecedent episodes of

kinfolk carnage, unforgotten

has now begotten

the Great Rise—


The dead do toll, and

vengeance is nigh.


Up from the earth

rising on a chorus of black wings

an unkindness masses

takes flight

a carrion feast!

they will sup upon those

we will come to forget


italics: Kindra M. Austin

black: Eric Syrdal 

image source: Google

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18 Responses to Oubliette: Sir Eric Syrdal and Lady Kindra

  1. Beautiful in its stunning darkness. An amazing collaboration 🌹♥️

  2. Magnificent duo of talent. 🙂

  3. The dance took mythic form and is writ upon the ages.

  4. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Huzzah! Eric, you are a smashing talent! Thank you for getting creative with me. ❤ You are goodest of Knights.

  5. Rita says:

    Fucking Fabulous! I’d say excuse the language, but it’s how I feel and you know me. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  6. Silent Hour says:

    I read it on Kindra’s blog, and came here to re-read and tell you how much I liked it. You wrote so well together!

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