Thursday, May 24, 2007

Song of Bragi

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The runes are cut, tis written plain
Graven on the tongue
Bragi, wordsmith, wisdom comes
From Valhalla’s raven depths

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Skaldic beauty, promised cup
Overflows in Edda song
Call to the wild, plead the wind
To bring the roar of Odin’s son.


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This is my poem to accompany my lovely lion (29), which will live in my sidebar, not eating tofu (oh read the comments below).
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Want a lion? Go HERE and join The Shameless Lions

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(he could have called it The Foxy Minxs - doncha think?)

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8 comments:

L.M.Noonan said...

Only 41 words! Short and sweet. I was wondering who'd be the first to take up the accompanying prose challenge. I'll be bringing up the rear myself.

Minx said...

I am celebrating those 41 words, LM, they did not come easily. I am confined, caged, very un-lionlike but I spent a staff meeting researching Norse mythology - it seemed a waste not to use it!
Bringing up the rear? A good place to be.

Shameless said...

This is wonderful, Minx, and goes so well with Bragi. One question: is the g hard or soft... I'm saying Brajee, but then wonder if it's Bragee as in French guy.
LMN, I'm looking forward to Lorenza's piece. :) Let him guide you to the words.

Roberta said...

What a wonderful compliment to your new pet. He must be very happy lounging at your feet eating pie.

I'm working on mine. I can't do a poem, not for him. My Blue is expecting a full blown short story.

He demands much.

Minx said...

I think it is Bray-gee, Seamus, although I am not terribly familiar with Nordic pronunciation. His father was Odin, and his mother was Frigg, a giantess (don't you love mythology). Anyway, he was some sort of genius in the writing department - so I'll stick with that.

Blue, lovely name, Roberta - looking forward to your offering, and all the others as well.

Atyllah said...

Beautiful, Minx. And hey, Shameless gave me a lion too - to guard the blog while I watch on from afar...

Minx said...

A Novalion. How cool, and I'm so glad. Maybe it will inspire you to write......a new blog!

Verilion said...

Oh no that's three names and two peoms. I am so behing LM, rest assured you are not bringing up the rear! Anyway, give Bragi a big hug from me Minx and just as soon as I name mine I'll invite him over to play.