Typewriter Rodeo: Medieval Festivals

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieOctober 6, 2017 7:49 am,

Many weekends in Texas, revelers with a penchant for a certain time in history can find a place to celebrate. That was the inspiration for this poem.


The sign says it all
In ye olde fonts–
Welcome, revelers,
To the Renaissance

Grab a sword
And a turkey leg
Drink some mead
Straight from the keg!

Get your face painted
With a Tiger Lily
No those leggings
Don’t make you look silly!

Cheer the joust!
Laugh at the shows!
Just be careful
When the wind really blows…

‘Cuz dressed in leather and tunics
It’s hotter than a wench
And nothing says Ren-Faire
Like that medieval stench.

Produced by Laura Rice