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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

 

Hear me, Thor

 

Hear me, Thor, now that we wander together
and I shall be your Loki-mouth,
do promise me that you will protect me now,
and tomorrow as well, and when ten years have passed,
for the Jotnar hate my laughter,
and the Jotnar-Wives are cooling my sex,
and I am growing old and losing my strenght.
Now swing your hammer, and don´t let your warrior
die in an ambush or in chains,
for the fight is not won yet,
so mighty and cold are the Jotnar of this time

in the mind of millions of men.

 

I know you will stay and I know you will win,

while I will walk on soon,
soon my Loki-mouth will be silent,
my Freya-mouth will sing no longer,
and Gautr´s arrows will fly no more
so sharply from my bow.
Therefore, Thor, promise me, that you will
protect me when the foes of my courage

threaten me and make me afraid, now, perhaps soon,
or when ten years have passed.

 

© Denish Original "Hør, Thor": Dan Nielsen  Solmaanen.dk

© Translation: Michaela Macha

 

Author´s Notes: 'Gautr´s arrows' is a kenning for poems.

 

Image: "Lifandi Lif Undir Hamri" ("Living Life under the Hammer"), Oil painting, 2000.
©
Jeroen van Valkenburg. Gallery of Jeroen van Valkenburg
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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