The cold wind of wanderlust guides me down unchartered paths. (Form: Free Verse)
|The Final Farewell
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Through ice as tall as mountains,
cross water white with Njörðr's wrath,
we've sailed in unity.
Ignoring Snotra's warnings,
the horizon was our destination
guided by Valhalla's lights at night
and Sunna's torch by day.
Forward, moving to the hum
of Lyra's voice,
following the misty wake
of Ægir, we venture
A new land found and yet
the horizon beckons me onward.
My faithful brothers return to
sing of struggle and victory
around pyres of thanksgiving ...
I alone remain.
Whether the home fjords ring
with my name remembered
or the memory of me fades
like dying echoes ...
the cold wind of wanderlust
guides me down
Though I may never have
Elli's blessing I will seek
the world's edge -
to peer into the realms
of Odin and add my voice
in songs of wisdom around his
And should I fail -
I will be content in the trying ...
... and will ride the wind home
with the Valkyries
to the welcoming embrace
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The Norse were the first to set foot in North America. This is based on that event and the old Norse legends:
Njörðr - God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth.
Snotra - Goddess of prudence
Valhalla – Hero's place in Asgard (Heaven).
Sunna – The Godess of the sun
Ægir – Maidens of the sea
Elli - Personification of old age.
Odin - Lord of the Valhalla. God of both wisdom and war.
Valkyries – Servants of the Gods that carry valiant warriors to Valhalla.
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