Weíre tight, bold and brave in our mighty formation, As balls in the charger, as mates in the box. Our glorious king is ímongst us! Salutation To him and his court as we march through the hordes!.. When meeting the king, ye must bow! To show your ardor and rapture, Itís better to fall on the ground, Wet snow or mud - no matter! Itíd be so unthankful to say that itís painful! To prostrate yourself isnít the duty thatís large. The king is responsible for fortune and failing, And if not the king, thereís the queen in the charge! When meeting the king, ye must bow! To show your ardor and rapture, Itís better to fall on the ground, Wet snow or mud - no matter!
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2014
(akbarmuhammad.awardspace.co.uk)
[Adapted from the translation ďKingís ProcessionĒ.]