Friday, April 3, 2009

Mystery Poem

Life given through cord
taken away through cord
Therein lies the mystery
A release to life or a release to death
Bog bodies discovered from thousands of years before
Bodies bound and naked
Necks bound with cord
Package neatly tied
Sent down below
A gift for a gift
To the bountiful one

Follow the trail of Skjalf
To the northern court
Where she bound Agnar's neck by lace
Necklace, took his life by cord

Follow the kenning for the name Skjalf
There you find the Vanadis herself
A princess of the Finns
A new story begins
Of noaide, siede and seidhr
And of people made of trees
Esk and Embla and the circle is complete
Back to the birth, the death and the Brisings cord
Life giver, life taker.
Blessed Holy one.

2 comments:

herneoakshield said...

Wow this is really powerful... I really do like it.

Elswyth said...

Thanks Herne!

I don't know what's wrong with me at the moment but there is an awful lot of poetry going on at the moment...like 4 or 5 poems in about 3 days