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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

Egil Skallagrimsson

Egil, man of uncommon might
How fare you this day
As we honor your life
We drink deeply of mead
Then horns raised high
We speak of your deeds
Of your travels and fights
Egil, wolf-feeder
Your words have survived
You poetry breathes
And still shapes lives
Such agony of lost sons
Never dies
Though ages pass
Dark seas yield to light
And the world has changed
The meanings of might
Egil, your deeds
Your words still remain
The life you lived
Was not in vain
The tounge that soothed
A wrathful king
Through centuries´ mist
Forever sings

© Rob Crocker 2005 

Image: 17th century illustration of Egil Skallagrimsson

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