Lay of Falel Fogelnacht, The (poetry)

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Title: The Lay of Falel Fogelnacht

Author: player of Schloss Dunkelsohn

I met an elf named Fogelnacht who stalked the woods
Alone at night
With silver hair, a mithril sword, and hooded cloak –
A ranger knight.
He would keep so still, keep so still,
But then suddenly he flew.


I saw him in the trees beyond the castle wall
Outside of town.
He looked upon me with his owlish eyes of age
And swooped right down.
He took my hand, took my hand,
Lead me off the forest path.


O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
Fly!


He said his name was Fogelnacht the woodland elf,
Or just Falel.
He grabbed his bow, let fly a shaft, and slayed a beast;
He shot so well.
He soon lit a fire, lit a fire,
Cooked and told me his dark tale.


"A jealous prince once set all of these woods ablaze
To capture me.
The smoke brought tears for years whereas my horse and I
Had tried to flee.
My horse coughed and died, coughed and died;
I escaped to hide in caves."


O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
Fly!


"The prince had tried to woo a rich and lovely lass,
But she loved me.
So in a rage, he stabbed the king with arrow shafts
He stole from me.
The prince had me framed, had me framed,
Now he sits upon the throne."


"Although the queen has turned her love away from me,
Her fate is sealed.
Now as the forest has recovered from the blaze,
My heart has healed.
I must fly away, fly away."
Then as the fire died, I ate and sighed and said:


O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
O Falel Fogelnacht,
Fly!